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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What were hideous to the colonists and were assigned to the Indians, according to the author?
(a) Meadows.
(b) Swamplands.
(c) Rivers.
(d) Mountains.

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

3. Who is credited with the founding of Medfield, Massachusetts?
(a) John Alderman.
(b) William Hubbard.
(c) Richard Callicot.
(d) Rev. Ralph Wheelock.

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

5. 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.

6. John Eliot's efforts as a missionary earned him what nickname?
(a) "The White apostle".
(b) "The Indian apostle".
(c) "Saint Eliot".
(d) "The Christian apostle".

7. Before Europeans came into contact, most Algonquian settlements lived by what means?
(a) Hunting and fishing.
(b) Stealing from other tribes.
(c) Growing plantations for cotton.
(d) Growing massive gardens.

8. 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) New York.
(c) Boston.
(d) Dublin.

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

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

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

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

13. 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?
(a) Court of Oyer and Terminer.
(b) Court of Anderson and Overlay.
(c) Court of Salem, Massachusetts.
(d) Court of Franklin and Boston.

14. 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) Helitism.
(b) Calvinism.
(c) Ordinism.
(d) Puritanism.

15. Where was Nathaniel Saltonstall born?
(a) Ipswich, MA.
(b) Boston, MA.
(c) New York, NY.
(d) Cambridge, MA.

Short Answer Questions

1. When was Hugo Grotius born?

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

3. A prodigious learner, Hugo Grotius entered the University of Leiden when he was how old?

4. What is defined as an uncivilized or barbaric state or condition?

5. When was William Hubbard born?

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