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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. How many mills in Medfield, Massachusetts, were destroyed by Native Americans during King Philip's War in 1675?
(a) 5.
(b) 3.
(c) 2.
(d) 1.

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

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

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

7. In the Prologue, the author describes King Philip's War as being almost over in what year?
(a) 1676.
(b) 1616.
(c) 1648.
(d) 1675.

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

9. According to the author in Chapter 4, Where is Your O God?, due to their great losses, many New England colonists thought God was punishing them for their failure to do what?
(a) Maintain purity.
(b) Remain loyal to the Crown.
(c) Convert the Indians to Christianity.
(d) Kill all of the Indians.

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

11. According to the author, the colonists thought the powwaws received their orders from whom?
(a) Mohammad.
(b) The Devil.
(c) Jesus.
(d) God.

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

13. 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) 12.
(b) 5.
(c) 10.
(d) 21.

14. The three men who were accused as the killers of Sassamon were Mattashunannamo, Tobias, and his son, who was named what?
(a) Patuckson.
(b) Nahauton.
(c) Metacom.
(d) Wampapaquan.

15. Who was the first Englishman to learn the Algonquian language?
(a) John Eliot.
(b) John Sassamon.
(c) William Hubbard.
(d) Increase Mather.

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. Before Europeans came into contact, most Algonquian settlements lived by what means?

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

4. According to the author, the English were particularly brutal when they attacked the Narragansetts' Great Swamp on what date?

5. Sassamon was a Christian minister in what Indian praying town?

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