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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. Increase Mather was a Puritan minister who was involved with the administration of what college?
(a) Harvard College.
(b) Boston College.
(c) Princeton University.
(d) Yale University.

2. When was Metacomet born?
(a) 1676.
(b) 1675.
(c) 1648.
(d) 1639.

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

4. What university did John Eliot attend?
(a) Yale University.
(b) Oxford College.
(c) Harvard University.
(d) Jesus College, Cambridge.

5. The three men who were accused as the killers of Sassamon were Mattashunannamo, Tobias, and his son, who was named what?
(a) Nahauton.
(b) Patuckson.
(c) Metacom.
(d) Wampapaquan.

Short Answer Questions

1. The witnesses who testified against Sassamon's accused killers were Patuckson and who?

2. In 1600, the population of the Wampanoag numbered approximately how many members?

3. John Sassamon's family died during the smallpox epidemic of what year?

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

5. Who is credited with the founding of Medfield, Massachusetts?

Short Essay Questions

1. In what regard is John Pynchon discussed in Part One, Language, Chapter 2, The Story of It Printed?

2. What does the author remark regarding suffering and writing about the war in Part One, Language, Chapter 2, The Story of It Printed?

3. How does the author describe the Puritans' impression of America and Native Americans upon arriving in Part Two, War, Chapter 3, Habitations of Cruelty?

4. How did Nathaniel Saltonstall describe the war in relation to the body, as discussed in Part Two, War, Chapter 3, Habitations of Cruelty?

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

6. How did the actions of the English impact the Native American people, according to the author in the Prologue?

7. What did the colonists believe of the Indian powwaws? How did this shape their view of the war, as discussed in Chapter 4, Where is Your O God?

8. How does the author describe the competition between Increase Mather and William Hubbard in Part One, Language, Chapter 2, The Story of It Printed?

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

10. How was John Sassamon involved in King Philip's War, as discussed in Part One, Language, Chapter 1, Beware of Any Linguist?

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