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

2. King Philip was killed on what date?
(a) May 1, 1676.
(b) November 14, 1676.
(c) August 23, 1677.
(d) August 12, 1676.

3. When did Mary Rowlandson die?
(a) 1711.
(b) 1612.
(c) 1742.
(d) 1568.

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

5. 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) Strength.
(b) Piety.
(c) Anxiety.
(d) Retribution.

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

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

8. Mohegan translates to what in English?
(a) "People of the Swamp".
(b) "Children of the Star".
(c) "People of the bear".
(d) "People of the wolf".

9. The rock on the shore of Mount Hope Bay was etched after the creation of Cherokee syllabary in what year?
(a) 1845.
(b) 1793.
(c) 1811.
(d) 1901.

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

11. Where was William Charles Macready born?
(a) Bern, Switzerland.
(b) New York, NY.
(c) London, England.
(d) Philadelphia, PA.

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

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

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

15. Where was Edwin Forrest born?
(a) New York, NY.
(b) New Brunswick, Canada.
(c) Philadelphia, PA.
(d) Boston, MA.

Short Answer Questions

1. To whom did Captain Church give a hand of the deceased King Philip?

2. Over how many colonists died during King Philip's War?

3. When was the Indian Removal Act signed into law?

4. When was Mary Rowlandson born?

5. How old was Metacomet's son when he was kidnapped?

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