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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What is defined as an uncivilized or barbaric state or condition?
(a) Civilization.
(b) Savagery.
(c) Redemption.
(d) Culture.

3. John Sassamon's family died during the smallpox epidemic of what year?
(a) 1633.
(b) 1664.
(c) 1612.
(d) 1652.

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

5. Where was William Hubbard born?
(a) Philadelphia, PA.
(b) England.
(c) New York, NY.
(d) New Brunswick, Canada.

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

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

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

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) Ordinism.
(c) Puritanism.
(d) Helitism.

10. 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) Richard Callicot.
(b) John Pynchon.
(c) William Hubbard.
(d) John Alderman.

11. Who wrote Narrative of the Troubles with the Indians?
(a) Increase Mather.
(b) John Sassamon.
(c) William Hubbard.
(d) John Alderman.

12. When was Metacomet born?
(a) 1648.
(b) 1676.
(c) 1675.
(d) 1639.

13. In 1600 the Wampanoag lived primarily in what two states?
(a) New York and Pennsylvania.
(b) Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
(c) Kentucky and Delaware.
(d) New Jersey and New York.

14. Where was John Sassamon born?
(a) Near current New York, NY.
(b) Near current Boston, MA.
(c) Near current Canton, MA.
(d) Near current Washington, D.C.

15. Passaconaway is said to have died in what year?
(a) 1679.
(b) 1721.
(c) 1677.
(d) 1685.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is credited with the founding of Medfield, Massachusetts?

2. A Narrative of the Troubles with the Indians was published in what year?

3. What were hideous to the colonists and were assigned to the Indians, according to the author?

4. What region was the main site of conflict during King Philip's War?

5. When was Hugo Grotius born?

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