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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. A prodigious learner, Hugo Grotius entered the University of Leiden when he was how old?
(a) 12.
(b) 15.
(c) 11.
(d) 16.

2. What does "bashaba" mean?
(a) Chief of chiefs.
(b) White man.
(c) Enemy.
(d) Child of the shaman.

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

4. Metacomet was a war chief or sachem of what Indian tribe?
(a) The Mohegan people.
(b) The Ouachita tribe.
(c) The Mahican people.
(d) The Wampanoag people.

5. Passaconaway was believed to have been born between 1550 and when?
(a) 1570.
(b) 1677.
(c) 1548.
(d) 1679.

6. Eliot emigrated to Boston, Massachusetts, arriving on November 3 of what year?
(a) 1647.
(b) 1642.
(c) 1631.
(d) 1616.

7. When was Nathaniel Saltonstall born?
(a) 1652.
(b) 1677.
(c) 1639.
(d) 1641.

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

9. When was William Hubbard born?
(a) 1677.
(b) 1642.
(c) 1676.
(d) 1621.

10. What were the villages of Christian Indians called?
(a) White towns.
(b) Bible towns.
(c) Red towns.
(d) Praying towns.

11. What region was the main site of conflict during King Philip's War?
(a) Eastern Canada.
(b) Southern New England.
(c) Northern Canada.
(d) Northern New England.

12. According to the author, many colonists found it hard to write about the war, such as what individual who felt totally devastated by his experience of the burning of Springfield?
(a) William Hubbard.
(b) John Pynchon.
(c) John Alderman.
(d) Richard Callicot.

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

14. Passaconaway is a name which translates to what in English?
(a) "The Great Antelope".
(b) "Child of the Bear".
(c) "Wolf of Night".
(d) "The Great Bear".

15. In the Great Swamp Fight, it is believed that the militia killed about how many Narragansetts?
(a) 200.
(b) 100.
(c) 300.
(d) 56.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is thought to have mentored John Sassamon?

2. When was A Brief History of the War with the Indians in New-England published?

3. When did Hugo Grotius die?

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

5. The witnesses who testified against Sassamon's accused killers were Patuckson and who?

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