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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. The sachem Metacomet was also known by what name?
(a) King Seminole.
(b) King Alexander.
(c) King Uncas.
(d) King Philip.

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

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

7. What standard picture of New England during the war, including landscapes of ash, farms destroyed, and bodies without heads did Nathaniel Saltonstall write?
(a) "A History of the Great War."
(b) "A Brief Account of New England."
(c) "True but Brief Account of our Losses."
(d) "An Account of King Philip's War."

8. According to the author, the English were particularly brutal when they attacked the Narragansetts' Great Swamp on what date?
(a) September 1, 1675.
(b) November 10, 1674.
(c) December 19, 1675.
(d) August 13, 1677.

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

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

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

12. Medfield, Massachusetts, was first settled in what year?
(a) 1677.
(b) 1649.
(c) 1654.
(d) 1616.

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

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

15. 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.

Short Answer Questions

1. Passaconaway was a powerful medicine man and sachem of what tribe?

2. Increase Mather was a Puritan minister who was involved with the administration of what college?

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

4. How many houses in Medfield, Massachusetts, were destroyed by Native Americans during King Philip's War in 1675?

5. When was John Eliot born?

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