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

2. What is a domed room dwelling used by certain Native American tribes?
(a) Shaman.
(b) Wigwam.
(c) Totem.
(d) Tipi.

3. The colonists considered news distributed by whom to be the least reliable, according to the author in Part One, Language, Chapter 2, The Story of It Printed?
(a) Cambridge newspapers.
(b) Boston newspapers.
(c) The English.
(d) The Indians.

4. What name refers to the mostly Puritan and Pilgrim immigrants from Great Britain who settled New England starting around 1630?
(a) The English Arrivals.
(b) The British Brigade.
(c) The English Colonists.
(d) The Spanish Colonists.

5. William Hubbard was the pastor of the Congregational church located where?
(a) Salem, MA.
(b) New York, NY.
(c) Ipswich, MA.
(d) Boston, MA.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was a Native American tribe formerly inhabiting western Massachusetts, especially around the confluence of the Deerfield and Connecticut Rivers in Franklin County?

2. How many accounts of King Philip's War represent several types of writing aimed at different audiences, according to the author in Part One, Language, Chapter 2, The Story of It Printed?

3. Sassamon was a Christian minister in what Indian praying town?

4. Who was the first Englishman to learn the Algonquian language?

5. What does the author say represented filth and chaos to the Puritans in Chapter 4, Where is Your O God?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. 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?

5. What motivations and ethics are described of the Indian tribes for the war in Chapter 4, Where is Your O God?

6. How is literacy in the colonies described in Part One, Language, Chapter 2, The Story of It Printed?

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

8. How did the loss of property impact the Puritans, as discussed in Part Two, War, Chapter 3, Habitations of Cruelty?

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

10. How does the author describe the evidence surrounding John Sassamon's death in Part One, Language, Chapter 1, Beware of Any Linguist?

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