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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When did Hugo Grotius die?
(a) 1645.
(b) 1672.
(c) 1642.
(d) 1677.

2. What university did John Eliot attend?
(a) Jesus College, Cambridge.
(b) Yale University.
(c) Harvard University.
(d) Oxford College.

3. In 1600, the population of the Wampanoag numbered approximately how many members?
(a) 10,000.
(b) 5,000.
(c) 15,000.
(d) 12,000.

4. Who was fiercely competitive with William Hubbard and even campaigned to discredit Hubbard's account of the war?
(a) Increase Mather.
(b) John Sassamon.
(c) William Hubbard.
(d) Richard Callicot.

5. When did the Pequot War begin?
(a) 1662.
(b) 1634.
(c) 1654.
(d) 1615.

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

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

8. A prodigious learner, Hugo Grotius entered the University of Leiden when he was how old?
(a) 12.
(b) 11.
(c) 15.
(d) 16.

9. Who served as governor of Plymouth Colony from 1673 to 1680?
(a) Josiah Winslow.
(b) William Hubbard.
(c) John Alderman.
(d) Richard Callicot.

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

11. Metacomet was a war chief or sachem of what Indian tribe?
(a) The Wampanoag people.
(b) The Ouachita tribe.
(c) The Mahican people.
(d) The Mohegan people.

12. The Eighty Years' War took place when?
(a) 1468-1548.
(b) 1642.-1722.
(c) 1668-1748.
(d) 1568-1648.

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

14. 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) Swamps.
(c) Tipis.
(d) Mountains.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. John Eliot's efforts as a missionary earned him what nickname?

4. Where was John Sassamon born?

5. William Hubbard graduated Harvard in what year?

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