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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. 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) 5.
(b) 21.
(c) 10.
(d) 12.

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) "True but Brief Account of our Losses."
(b) "A History of the Great War."
(c) "An Account of King Philip's War."
(d) "A Brief Account of New England."

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

5. 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?
(a) London.
(b) Dublin.
(c) Boston.
(d) New York.

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

7. King Philip's War began in June of what year?
(a) 1639.
(b) 1648.
(c) 1675.
(d) 1676.

8. What has been described as a law whose content is set by nature and is thus universal?
(a) Human Law.
(b) The Law of Gravity.
(c) Earth Law.
(d) Natural Law.

9. According to the author, sometimes maps of New England marked English territory with small houses and churches and marked Indian territories with what?
(a) Swamps.
(b) Trees.
(c) Tipis.
(d) Mountains.

10. What was the name of the Algonquian language?
(a) Nanatuncket.
(b) Massachusett.
(c) Ouachitan.
(d) Mohegan.

11. Passaconaway was a powerful medicine man and sachem of what tribe?
(a) The Cherokee tribe.
(b) The Penacook tribe.
(c) The Mohegan tribe.
(d) The Mohawk tribe.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the author, the colonists thought the powwaws received their orders from whom?

2. Who was fiercely competitive with William Hubbard and even campaigned to discredit Hubbard's account of the war?

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

4. Where was Nathaniel Saltonstall born?

5. When did Hugo Grotius die?

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