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

2. In 1600 the Wampanoag lived primarily in what two states?
(a) New Jersey and New York.
(b) New York and Pennsylvania.
(c) Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
(d) Kentucky and Delaware.

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

4. What is the oldest municipality in New England and one of the oldest in the United States?
(a) Boston.
(b) Plymouth.
(c) Jefferson.
(d) Hope Bay.

5. How many houses in Medfield, Massachusetts, were destroyed by Native Americans during King Philip's War in 1675?
(a) 32.
(b) 40.
(c) 25.
(d) 27.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is the name of an Algonquian Native American tribe from Rhode Island?

3. King Philip's War began in June of what year?

4. Passaconaway is a name which translates to what in English?

5. A prodigious learner, Hugo Grotius entered the University of Leiden when he was how old?

Short Essay Questions

1. What issues did the colonists have with distinguishing captured Indians, as discussed in Part Three, Bondage, Chapter 6, A Dangerous Merchandise?

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

3. What does the author write regarding the legend of King Philip and our perception of him through the eyes of history?

4. How was Edwin Forrest's portrayal of Metamora received in England? What does the author write of this in Part Four, Memory, Chapter 8, The Curse of Metamora?

5. What did critics say of the play Metamora? Who supported the play as propaganda for Indian Removal?

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

7. How is Metacom's memorial described in the Epilogue, The Rock? When was it discovered?

8. What does the rock symbolically represent, according to the author in the Epilogue, The Rock?

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

10. 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?

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