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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 does "bashaba" mean?
(a) Chief of chiefs.
(b) Enemy.
(c) Child of the shaman.
(d) White man.

2. John Eliot's efforts as a missionary earned him what nickname?
(a) "Saint Eliot".
(b) "The White apostle".
(c) "The Christian apostle".
(d) "The Indian apostle".

3. When was Hugo Grotius born?
(a) 1583.
(b) 1489.
(c) 1677.
(d) 1548.

4. Who was the first Englishman to learn the Algonquian language?
(a) William Hubbard.
(b) Increase Mather.
(c) John Eliot.
(d) John Sassamon.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is a Protestant theological system and an approach to the Christian life and was advanced by several theologians such as Martin Bucer, Heinrich Bullinger, Peter Martyr Vermigli, and Huldrych Zwingli?

2. 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?

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

4. Who is thought to have mentored John Sassamon?

5. What is defined as an uncivilized or barbaric state or condition?

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 is the relationship between the Indians and the colonists described in 1681 in Part Four, Memory, Chapter 7, That Blasphemous Leviathan?

3. When was the rock thought to have been engraved in the Epilogue, The Rock?

4. Who was accused of the murder of John Sassamon? How does the author describe Metacom's reaction in Part One, Language, Chapter 1, Beware of Any Linguist?

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

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

7. How does the author describe the portrayal of Native Americans among the colonists in Part Two, War, Chapter 3, Habitations of Cruelty?

8. What reasons did the Narragansetts give for their attack on Providence, as described in Chapter 4, Where is Your O God?

9. 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?

10. How does the author describe Mary Rowlandson's perspective of captivity in Part Three, Bondage, Chapter 5, Come Go Along with Us?

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