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

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The majority of the dead Native Americans and many of the colonials during the war died as the result of what?
(a) Hanging.
(b) Suicide.
(c) Disease.
(d) Fire.

2. When does the author describe the Narragansett cultural revival originating in the Epilogue?
(a) The 1920s.
(b) The 1950s.
(c) The 1930s.
(d) The 1880s.

3. When was the New World discovered by Christopher Columbus?
(a) 1462.
(b) 1449.
(c) 1642.
(d) 1492.

4. What book did Jill Lepore publish in 2010?
(a) The Whites of Their Eyes: The Tea Party's Revolution and the Battle over American History.
(b) A is for American: Letters and Other Characters in the Newly United States.
(c) Encounters in the New World: A History in Documents.
(d) Blindspot: A Novel.

5. Several hundred native captives were tried and executed or enslaved and sold where?
(a) Asia.
(b) South Africa.
(c) Bermuda.
(d) England.

6. Who was held captive by the Narragansetts, though he was hanged and quartered for treason?
(a) Increase Mather.
(b) James Printer.
(c) John Hoar.
(d) Joshua Tift.

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

8. Benjamin Church is considered the father of what?
(a) The American Dream.
(b) The American West.
(c) American ranging.
(d) Modernism.

9. 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) Burning at the stake.
(b) Execution by Fire Marshal.
(c) Execution by guillotine.
(d) Hanged, drawn and quartered.

10. Jill Lepore earned a B.A. in English at what university?
(a) Yale University.
(b) Tufts University.
(c) The University of Michigan.
(d) Princeton University.

11. What was the name of the Indian who shot King Philip?
(a) Increase Mather.
(b) Benjamin Church.
(c) John Alderman.
(d) Captain Josiah Standish.

12. When did Bartholomew de Las Casas die?
(a) 1602.
(b) 1598.
(c) 1566.
(d) 1548.

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

14. When did Mary Rowlandson's family move to Lancaster, Massachusetts?
(a) 1653.
(b) 1642.
(c) 1648.
(d) 1612.

15. The white population of New England totaled about how many men of military age at the start of King Philip's War?
(a) 16,000.
(b) 10,000.
(c) 23,000.
(d) 25,000.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the name of King Philip's older brother, known by the English as King Alexander?

2. When was The Name of War: King Philip's War and the Origins of American Identity published?

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

4. When was a rock on the shore of Mount Hope Bay discovered with Cherokee writing on it, according to the author in the Epilogue?

5. Historians know little of what happened to King Philip's son except that he was sold into slavery and probably shipped where?

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