The Name of War: King Philip's War and the Origins of American Identity Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where were Metacomet's wife and son sent after they had been captured?
(a) Boston.
(b) Canada.
(c) New York.
(d) Plymoth.

2. For how much money was Mary Rowlandson ransomed?
(a) 20 pounds.
(b) 10 pounds.
(c) 40 pounds.
(d) 30 pounds.

3. When was Mary Rowlandson born?
(a) 1648.
(b) 1642.
(c) 1568.
(d) 1637.

4. Jill Lepore's book, New York Burning: Liberty, Slavery and Conspiracy in Eighteenth-Century Manhattan, was a finalist for what award?
(a) The Bancroft Prize in History.
(b) The Bancroft Prize in Literature.
(c) The Pulitzer Prize in History.
(d) The Pulitzer Prize in Literature.

5. How old was Metacomet's son when he was kidnapped?
(a) 9.
(b) 5.
(c) 12.
(d) 14.

6. On what date was Mary Rowlandson kidnapped?
(a) February 10, 1676.
(b) March 13, 1675.
(c) September 1, 1677.
(d) February 3, 1677.

7. Mary Rowlandson was the fifth of how many children?
(a) 8.
(b) 6.
(c) 3.
(d) 5.

8. In what year did the American Revolutionary War begin?
(a) 1756.
(b) 1775.
(c) 1755.
(d) 1789.

9. Over how many colonists died during King Philip's War?
(a) 500.
(b) 200.
(c) 800.
(d) 600.

10. The Mohawk people are the most easterly tribe of what confederation?
(a) The Cherokee confederation.
(b) The Mohave confederation.
(c) The Ouachita confederation.
(d) The Iroquois confederation.

11. What was from 1351 a penalty in England for men convicted of high treason, although the ritual was first recorded during the reigns of King Henry III and his successor, Edward I?
(a) Execution by Fire Marshal.
(b) Execution by guillotine.
(c) Hanged, drawn and quartered.
(d) Burning at the stake.

12. On what date was Metacomet's wife captured by enemy forces?
(a) September 12, 1677.
(b) August 10, 1678.
(c) August 2, 1676.
(d) November 3, 1676.

13. What tribe was Mary Rowlandson kidnapped by?
(a) The Cherokee tribe.
(b) The Nipmuck tribe.
(c) The Mohegan tribe.
(d) The Apache tribe.

14. Where was Metamora; or, The Last of the Wampanoags originally performed?
(a) The Boston Globe Theater.
(b) The Metropolitan Playhouse in New York City.
(c) The Park Theater in New York City.
(d) Carnegie Hall in New York City.

15. Who strongly opposed selling Indians into slavery, arguing that slavery was worse than death?
(a) King Philip.
(b) Increase Mather.
(c) John Alderman.
(d) John Eliot.

Short Answer Questions

1. Jill Lepore earned a B.A. in English at what university?

2. At what event did King Philip's head make an appearance in Plymouth following the war?

3. The money that ransomed Mary Rowlandson was paid by whom?

4. Who was held captive by the Narragansetts, though he was hanged and quartered for treason?

5. King Philip was killed on what date?

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