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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is credited with the founding of Medfield, Massachusetts?
(a) William Hubbard.
(b) Richard Callicot.
(c) John Alderman.
(d) Rev. Ralph Wheelock.

2. In 1600, the population of the Wampanoag numbered approximately how many members?
(a) 5,000.
(b) 12,000.
(c) 10,000.
(d) 15,000.

3. What standard picture of New England during the war, including landscapes of ash, farms destroyed, and bodies without heads did Nathaniel Saltonstall write?
(a) "A Brief Account of New England."
(b) "An Account of King Philip's War."
(c) "A History of the Great War."
(d) "True but Brief Account of our Losses."

4. What, according to the author, is in many ways a simple tool and is often controlled by the powerful, because it can be used to change minds?
(a) Literacy.
(b) Mythology.
(c) Religion.
(d) Voting rights.

5. When did Nathaniel Saltonstall die?
(a) 1725.
(b) 1718.
(c) 1677.
(d) 1707.

6. Who served as governor of Plymouth Colony from 1673 to 1680?
(a) John Alderman.
(b) William Hubbard.
(c) Josiah Winslow.
(d) Richard Callicot.

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

8. When was Hugo Grotius born?
(a) 1489.
(b) 1677.
(c) 1548.
(d) 1583.

9. What is a Protestant theological system and an approach to the Christian life and was advanced by several theologians such as Martin Bucer, Heinrich Bullinger, Peter Martyr Vermigli, and Huldrych Zwingli?
(a) Calvinism.
(b) Puritanism.
(c) Ordinism.
(d) Helitism.

10. What does the author say represented filth and chaos to the Puritans in Chapter 4, Where is Your O God?
(a) Eating chicken.
(b) The letting of blood.
(c) Eating pork.
(d) Drinking alcohol.

11. What is the name of a group of Algonquian Indians native to Worcester County, Massachusetts?
(a) The Pocomtuc tribe.
(b) The Nipmuc tribe.
(c) The Narragansett tribe.
(d) The Mohegan tribe.

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

13. 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 Indians.
(b) Cambridge newspapers.
(c) The English.
(d) Boston newspapers.

14. Nathaniel Saltonstall was selected as a judge for what specific court responsible for the trial and sentence of people for the crime of witchcraft in Massachusetts during the Salem Witch Trials?
(a) Court of Oyer and Terminer.
(b) Court of Salem, Massachusetts.
(c) Court of Anderson and Overlay.
(d) Court of Franklin and Boston.

15. How many accounts of King Philip's War represent several types of writing aimed at different audiences, according to the author in Part One, Language, Chapter 2, The Story of It Printed?
(a) 21.
(b) 12.
(c) 5.
(d) 10.

Short Answer Questions

1. When was the book A Relation of the Troubles which Have Hapned in New-England by Reason of the Indians There from the Year 1614 to the Year 1675 published?

2. Increase Mather was a Puritan minister who was involved with the administration of what college?

3. Who wrote Narrative of the Troubles with the Indians?

4. At what age did Hugo Grotius publish his first book?

5. One house, known as what, was burnt in King Philip's War but was rebuilt shortly thereafter near downtown Medfield, Massachusetts?

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