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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The colonists considered news distributed by whom to be the least reliable, according to the author in Part One, Language, Chapter 2, The Story of It Printed?
(a) The English.
(b) Boston newspapers.
(c) The Indians.
(d) Cambridge newspapers.

2. The first English settlers arrived in what year, when Sassamon's parents may have welcomed them?
(a) 1630.
(b) 1664.
(c) 1622.
(d) 1610.

3. At what age did Hugo Grotius publish his first book?
(a) 16.
(b) 26.
(c) 19.
(d) 22.

4. According to the author in Chapter 4, Where is Your O God?, due to their great losses, many New England colonists thought God was punishing them for their failure to do what?
(a) Convert the Indians to Christianity.
(b) Kill all of the Indians.
(c) Remain loyal to the Crown.
(d) Maintain purity.

5. What book did William Hubbard write at the order of the Colonial government, which paid him 50 pounds for it?
(a) A History of England.
(b) A History of the Northwest.
(c) A History of New England.
(d) An Account of the Great Swamp Battle.

6. What is the name of an Algonquian Native American tribe from Rhode Island?
(a) The Narragansett tribe.
(b) The Pocomtuc tribe.
(c) The Nipmuc tribe.
(d) The Mohegan tribe.

7. According to the author, accounts of King Philip's War that were apocalyptic, with some being sermons, were mostly printed where?
(a) London and New York.
(b) London and Paris.
(c) New York.
(d) Boston and Cambridge.

8. What is the oldest municipality in New England and one of the oldest in the United States?
(a) Hope Bay.
(b) Plymouth.
(c) Boston.
(d) Jefferson.

9. Who is thought to have mentored John Sassamon?
(a) James Williams.
(b) John Eliot.
(c) John Alderman.
(d) Increase Mather.

10. Medfield, Massachusetts, was first settled in what year?
(a) 1677.
(b) 1616.
(c) 1649.
(d) 1654.

11. What word means "shaman" in the language of the Narragansett?
(a) Wigwam.
(b) Powwaw.
(c) Pagoda.
(d) Tipi.

12. When was Narrative of the Troubles with the Indians published?
(a) 1612.
(b) 1688.
(c) 1677.
(d) 1658.

13. How many houses in Medfield, Massachusetts, were destroyed by Native Americans during King Philip's War in 1675?
(a) 32.
(b) 25.
(c) 40.
(d) 27.

14. A Narrative of the Troubles with the Indians was published in what year?
(a) 1612.
(b) 1677.
(c) 1642.
(d) 1676.

15. Where was Increase Mather born?
(a) London, England.
(b) Bern, Switzerland.
(c) Dorchester, MA.
(d) Boston, MA.

Short Answer Questions

1. What standard picture of New England during the war, including landscapes of ash, farms destroyed, and bodies without heads did Nathaniel Saltonstall write?

2. What was the capital city of the Massachusetts Bay colony?

3. According to the author, sometimes maps of New England marked English territory with small houses and churches and marked Indian territories with what?

4. Eliot emigrated to Boston, Massachusetts, arriving on November 3 of what year?

5. What were the villages of Christian Indians called?

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