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. Edwin Forrest made his first stage appearance on November 27, 1820, at what theater?
(a) The Boston Globe Theater.
(b) The Metropolitan Playhouse.
(c) Walnut Street Theater.
(d) Carnegie Hall.

2. Which tribe of Native Americans, in the 17th century, inhabited much of what is now Connecticut?
(a) The Ouachita people.
(b) The Blackfoot people.
(c) The Pequot people.
(d) The Cherokee people.

3. The Mohawk people call themselves what, which means "people of the place of the flint"?
(a) Narraganset.
(b) Kanien'gehaga.
(c) Algonquian.
(d) Mohowaùuck.

4. Who originated the Narragansett cultural revival?
(a) Massasoit.
(b) Wamsutta.
(c) King Alexander.
(d) Princess Red Wing.

5. How many weeks of captivity did Mary Rowlandson experience before being released on ransom?
(a) 4.
(b) 10.
(c) 2.
(d) 11.

6. The money that ransomed Mary Rowlandson was paid by whom?
(a) John Hoar.
(b)
(c) Joshua Tift.
(d) James Printer.

7. The rock on the shore of Mount Hope Bay translates from Cherokee to say what in English?
(a) "Metacomet died here".
(b) "Metacomet, Child of God".
(c) "Metacomet, Great Sachem".
(d) "King Philip, killer of the White Man".

8. At what event did King Philip's head make an appearance in Plymouth following the war?
(a) Christmas festival.
(b) Halloween festival.
(c) Thanksgiving festival.
(d) State fair.

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

10. When was a rock on the shore of Mount Hope Bay discovered with Cherokee writing on it, according to the author in the Epilogue?
(a) 1922.
(b) 1818.
(c) 1925.
(d) 1919.

11. Jill Lepore earned a Ph.D. in American Studies from what university?
(a) The University of Michigan.
(b) Harvard University.
(c) Princeton University.
(d) Yale University.

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

13. 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 Pulitzer Prize in Literature.
(c) The Pulitzer Prize in History.
(d) The Bancroft Prize in Literature.

14. What was the name of King Philip's older brother, known by the English as King Alexander?
(a) Wyandotte.
(b) Massasoit.
(c) Wamsutta.
(d) Paiute.

15. Metamora; or, The Last of the Wampanoags was written in what year?
(a) 1755.
(b) 1775.
(c) 1829.
(d) 1789.

Short Answer Questions

1. Mary Rowlandson was the fifth of how many children?

2. When was Andrew Jackson born?

3. The rock on the shore of Mount Hope Bay may have been etched by what tribe of Indians who visited New England to work out land claims and made a pilgrimage to Mount Hope?

4. On what date was Mary Rowlandson kidnapped?

5. What was the name of King Philip's father?

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