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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 was fiercely competitive with William Hubbard and even campaigned to discredit Hubbard's account of the war?
(a) John Sassamon.
(b) William Hubbard.
(c) Richard Callicot.
(d) Increase Mather.

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

3. Increase Mather was the youngest of how many brothers?
(a) 6.
(b) 8.
(c) 4.
(d) 5.

4. According to the author, the colonists thought the powwaws received their orders from whom?
(a) Mohammad.
(b) God.
(c) The Devil.
(d) Jesus.

5. When was William Hubbard born?
(a) 1677.
(b) 1676.
(c) 1621.
(d) 1642.

Short Answer Questions

1. Passaconaway is said to have died in what year?

2. One house, known as what, was burnt in King Philip's War but was rebuilt shortly thereafter near downtown Medfield, Massachusetts?

3. What is the name of a group of Algonquian Indians native to Worcester County, Massachusetts?

4. According to the author in Chapter 4, Where is Your O God?, due to their great losses, many New England colonists thought God was punishing them for their failure to do what?

5. What was the name of the Algonquian language?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

6. 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?

7. What did the author write of the changing Puritan population and identity in the 1630s and 1640s in the Prologue?

8. What was problematic for the Puritans in their plight to maintain a civil identity, as discussed in the Prologue?

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

10. What does the author say regarding literacy as a tool in Part One, Language, Chapter 1, Beware of Any Linguist?

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