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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the oldest municipality in New England and one of the oldest in the United States?
(a) Boston.
(b) Jefferson.
(c) Hope Bay.
(d) Plymouth.

2. Who served as governor of Plymouth Colony from 1673 to 1680?
(a) Josiah Winslow.
(b) John Alderman.
(c) Richard Callicot.
(d) William Hubbard.

3. The sachem Metacomet was also known by what name?
(a) King Alexander.
(b) King Uncas.
(c) King Seminole.
(d) King Philip.

4. Passaconaway was a powerful medicine man and sachem of what tribe?
(a) The Cherokee tribe.
(b) The Mohegan tribe.
(c) The Penacook tribe.
(d) The Mohawk tribe.

5. What is defined as an uncivilized or barbaric state or condition?
(a) Culture.
(b) Civilization.
(c) Savagery.
(d) Redemption.

Short Answer Questions

1. When did Hugo Grotius die?

2. When did the Pequot War begin?

3. Who was fiercely competitive with William Hubbard and even campaigned to discredit Hubbard's account of the war?

4. What were the villages of Christian Indians called?

5. What region was the main site of conflict during King Philip's War?

Short Essay Questions

1. How were homes used as a metaphor by Nathaniel Saltonstall, as described in Part Two, War, Chapter 3, Habitations of Cruelty?

2. When did King Philip's War begin, according to the author in the Prologue? What tribes were involved?

3. What publication did Nathaniel Saltonstall write of the war? How is it described in Part Two, War, Chapter 3, Habitations of Cruelty?

4. How does the author describe the spiritual views of the Native Americans regarding the war in Chapter 4, Where is Your O God?

5. How does the author describe the motivations of the colonists and the Native Americans in the war in the Prologue?

6. Describe the methods of news and communication within the colonies, as discussed in Part One, Language, Chapter 2, The Story of It Printed. How reliable were news sources?

7. Who was accused of the murder of John Sassamon? How does the author describe Metacom's reaction in Part One, Language, Chapter 1, Beware of Any Linguist?

8. What reasons did the Narragansetts give for their attack on Providence, as described in Chapter 4, Where is Your O God?

9. How does the author describe the English identity of the colonists in 1676 in the Prologue of The Name of War: King Philip's War and the Origins of American Identity?

10. How does the author describe the portrayal of Native Americans among the colonists in Part Two, War, Chapter 3, Habitations of Cruelty?

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