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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. Eliot emigrated to Boston, Massachusetts, arriving on November 3 of what year?
(a) 1616.
(b) 1647.
(c) 1631.
(d) 1642.

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

3. According to the author, the English were particularly brutal when they attacked the Narragansetts' Great Swamp on what date?
(a) August 13, 1677.
(b) September 1, 1675.
(c) December 19, 1675.
(d) November 10, 1674.

4. Passaconaway was a powerful medicine man and sachem of what tribe?
(a) The Cherokee tribe.
(b) The Mohawk tribe.
(c) The Mohegan tribe.
(d) The Penacook tribe.

5. What was the capital city of the Massachusetts Bay colony?
(a) Jamestown.
(b) Boston.
(c) Cambridge.
(d) Plymouth.

Short Answer Questions

1. When was William Hubbard born?

2. What does "bashaba" mean?

3. When the Puritans came to America, the Algonquians were thought to be what?

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

5. When was Hugo Grotius born?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does the author describe the competition between Increase Mather and William Hubbard in Part One, Language, Chapter 2, The Story of It Printed?

3. In what regard is John Pynchon discussed in Part One, Language, Chapter 2, The Story of It Printed?

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

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

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

7. What theories does the author describe for the murder of John Sassamon in Part One, Language, Chapter 1, Beware of Any Linguist?

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

9. 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?

10. How is Natural Law and Just War theory described in Chapter 4, Where is Your O God?

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