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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. 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) Convert the Indians to Christianity.
(c) Kill all of the Indians.
(d) Remain loyal to the Crown.

4. What, according to the author, is in many ways a simple tool and is often controlled by the powerful, because it can be used to change minds?
(a) Mythology.
(b) Religion.
(c) Voting rights.
(d) Literacy.

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

6. 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) "An Account of King Philip's War."
(c) "A History of the Great War."
(d) "A Brief Account of New England."

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

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

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

10. 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 Mohegan tribe.
(b) The Narragansett tribe.
(c) The Nipmuc tribe.
(d) The Pocomtuc tribe.

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

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

13. What is the oldest municipality in New England and one of the oldest in the United States?
(a) Plymouth.
(b) Jefferson.
(c) Boston.
(d) Hope Bay.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Nathaniel Saltonstall was selected as a judge for what specific court responsible for the trial and sentence of people for the crime of witchcraft in Massachusetts during the Salem Witch Trials?

2. At what age did Hugo Grotius publish his first book?

3. What word means "shaman" in the language of the Narragansett?

4. When was Nathaniel Saltonstall born?

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?

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