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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. The most standard narratives of King Philip's War were published where, according to the author in Part One, Language, Chapter 2, The Story of It Printed?
(a) Dublin.
(b) Boston.
(c) New York.
(d) London.

2. Who was the first Englishman to learn the Algonquian language?
(a) Increase Mather.
(b) John Eliot.
(c) John Sassamon.
(d) William Hubbard.

3. When was A Brief History of the War with the Indians in New-England published?
(a) 1676.
(b) 1612.
(c) 1677.
(d) 1642.

4. What were hideous to the colonists and were assigned to the Indians, according to the author?
(a) Mountains.
(b) Meadows.
(c) Swamplands.
(d) Rivers.

5. A prodigious learner, Hugo Grotius entered the University of Leiden when he was how old?
(a) 11.
(b) 12.
(c) 16.
(d) 15.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who wrote Narrative of the Troubles with the Indians?

3. The sachem Metacomet was also known by what name?

4. Nathaniel Saltonstall was selected as a judge for what specific court responsible for the trial and sentence of people for the crime of witchcraft in Massachusetts during the Salem Witch Trials?

5. What word means "shaman" in the language of the Narragansett?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is the aftermath of the war described amongst the colonists in Part Four, Memory, Chapter 7, That Blasphemous Leviathan?

2. When was the rock thought to have been engraved in the Epilogue, The Rock?

3. How does the author relate King Philip's War to a holy war in Chapter 4, Where is Your O God?

4. How is the early life of John Sassamon described in Part One, Language, Chapter 1, Beware of Any Linguist?

5. What was represented by the appearance of King Philip's head in Plymouth, as discussed in Part Four, Memory, Chapter 7, That Blasphemous Leviathan?

6. What does the author conclude regarding American identity in the Epilogue, The Rock?

7. 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?

8. How does the author describe cultural revivals among the Indians in Epilogue, The Rock?

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

10. What theories does the author describe for James Printer's captivity in Part Three, Bondage, Chapter 5, Come Go Along with Us?

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