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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When was John Eliot born?
(a) 1595.
(b) 1641.
(c) 1612.
(d) 1604.

2. 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.

3. In the 1670s the powwaws of many tribes encouraged war in order to do what?
(a) Purify their blood.
(b) Eradicate the colonists.
(c) Preserve the Indian way of life.
(d) Appease the gods.

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

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

6. What does the author say represented filth and chaos to the Puritans in Chapter 4, Where is Your O God?
(a) Eating chicken.
(b) Eating pork.
(c) Drinking alcohol.
(d) The letting of blood.

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

8. 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 Pocomtuc tribe.
(d) The Nipmuc tribe.

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

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

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

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

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 Salem, Massachusetts.
(c) Court of Anderson and Overlay.
(d) Court of Franklin and Boston.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. When did Hugo Grotius die?

2. What has been described as a law whose content is set by nature and is thus universal?

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

4. What does "bashaba" mean?

5. Where was John Sassamon born?

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