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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. One house, known as what, was burnt in King Philip's War but was rebuilt shortly thereafter near downtown Medfield, Massachusetts?
(a) The Peak House.
(b) The Orchard House.
(c) The Boston House.
(d) The Medfield Mansion.

2. What is a domed room dwelling used by certain Native American tribes?
(a) Shaman.
(b) Totem.
(c) Wigwam.
(d) Tipi.

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

4. What was a Native American tribe formerly inhabiting western Massachusetts, especially around the confluence of the Deerfield and Connecticut Rivers in Franklin County?
(a) The Pocomtuc tribe.
(b) The Mohegan tribe.
(c) The Narragansett tribe.
(d) The Nipmuc tribe.

5. Sassamon was a Christian minister in what Indian praying town?
(a) Quebec.
(b) Namasket.
(c) Wampapaquan.
(d) Nahauton.

6. Who was fiercely competitive with William Hubbard and even campaigned to discredit Hubbard's account of the war?
(a) Increase Mather.
(b) Richard Callicot.
(c) John Sassamon.
(d) William Hubbard.

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

8. 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) Puritanism.
(b) Helitism.
(c) Calvinism.
(d) Ordinism.

9. On what date did the Narragansetts attack Providence, destroying it?
(a) March 29, 1676.
(b) November 14, 1676.
(c) September 12, 1568.
(d) December 10, 1675.

10. William Hubbard was the pastor of the Congregational church located where?
(a) Boston, MA.
(b) New York, NY.
(c) Salem, MA.
(d) Ipswich, MA.

11. Before Europeans came into contact, most Algonquian settlements lived by what means?
(a) Hunting and fishing.
(b) Growing massive gardens.
(c) Growing plantations for cotton.
(d) Stealing from other tribes.

12. John Sassamon was born circa what year?
(a) 1600.
(b) 1648.
(c) 1688.
(d) 1612.

13. When the Puritans came to America, the Algonquians were thought to be what?
(a) Civilized.
(b) Angels.
(c) Nomads.
(d) Literate.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. A prodigious learner, Hugo Grotius entered the University of Leiden when he was how old?

2. John Eliot's efforts as a missionary earned him what nickname?

3. The most standard narratives of King Philip's War were published where, according to the author in Part One, Language, Chapter 2, The Story of It Printed?

4. King Philip's War began in June of what year?

5. What does the author say represented filth and chaos to the Puritans in Chapter 4, Where is Your O God?

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