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

2. What was the name of Metacomet's wife?
(a) Wamsutta.
(b) Weetamoo.
(c) Assowamset.
(d) Wootonekanuske.

3. Historians know little of what happened to King Philip's son except that he was sold into slavery and probably shipped where?
(a) To South Africa.
(b) To the West Indes.
(c) To England.
(d) To East Asia.

4. When was Benjamin Church born?
(a) 1639.
(b) 1616.
(c) 1701.
(d) 1689.

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

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

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

8. Over how many Native Americans had died during King Philip's War?
(a) 3,000.
(b) 4,000.
(c) 700.
(d) 10,000.

9. Mary Rowlandson wrote from a fully Christian perspective and believed that being held captive was a special brand of affliction that served to increase what?
(a) Retribution.
(b) Strength.
(c) Anxiety.
(d) Piety.

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

11. According to the author, the colonists took more than how many decades to rebuild what had been destroyed from King Philip's War?
(a) 6.
(b) 5.
(c) 2.
(d) 3.

12. King Philip was tracked down by colony-allied Native Americans led by Captain Benjamin Church and who of the Plymouth Colony militia?
(a) John Alderman.
(b) Increase Mather.
(c) James Wilkinson.
(d) Captain Josiah Standish.

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

14. Jill Lepore is a professor of American history at what university?
(a) Rutgers University.
(b) Princeton University.
(c) Yale University.
(d) Harvard University.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. On what date was Mary Rowlandson ransomed?

2. When does the author describe the Narragansett cultural revival originating in the Epilogue?

3. When was Bartholomew de Las Casas born?

4. Where were Metacomet's wife and son sent after they had been captured?

5. Where was William Charles Macready born?

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