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

2. When was John Eliot born?
(a) 1604.
(b) 1641.
(c) 1612.
(d) 1595.

3. When was the book A Relation of the Troubles which Have Hapned in New-England by Reason of the Indians There from the Year 1614 to the Year 1675 published?
(a) 1612.
(b) 1642.
(c) 1677.
(d) 1676.

4. What is the name of an Algonquian Native American tribe from Rhode Island?
(a) The Narragansett tribe.
(b) The Nipmuc tribe.
(c) The Pocomtuc tribe.
(d) The Mohegan tribe.

5. Who wrote Narrative of the Troubles with the Indians?
(a) John Alderman.
(b) William Hubbard.
(c) John Sassamon.
(d) Increase Mather.

Short Answer Questions

1. When was William Hubbard born?

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

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

4. In the Great Swamp Fight, it is believed that the militia killed about how many Narragansetts?

5. When was Hugo Grotius born?

Short Essay Questions

1. What publication did Nathaniel Saltonstall write of the war? How is it 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. 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?

4. Where were most of the accounts of the war published, according to the author in Part One, Language, Chapter 2, The Story of It Printed? How are the accounts described?

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

6. 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?

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

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

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

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

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