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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 was a Native American tribe formerly inhabiting western Massachusetts, especially around the confluence of the Deerfield and Connecticut Rivers in Franklin County?
(a) The Nipmuc tribe.
(b) The Narragansett tribe.
(c) The Pocomtuc tribe.
(d) The Mohegan tribe.

2. Who is credited with the founding of Medfield, Massachusetts?
(a) Rev. Ralph Wheelock.
(b) Richard Callicot.
(c) William Hubbard.
(d) John Alderman.

3. 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?
(a) Helitism.
(b) Puritanism.
(c) Ordinism.
(d) Calvinism.

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

5. When was Metacomet born?
(a) 1675.
(b) 1676.
(c) 1639.
(d) 1648.

Short Answer Questions

1. John Eliot's efforts as a missionary earned him what nickname?

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

3. Metacomet was a war chief or sachem of what Indian tribe?

4. The first English settlers arrived in what year, when Sassamon's parents may have welcomed them?

5. What is the oldest municipality in New England and one of the oldest in the United States?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. How does the author describe the Puritans' impression of America and Native Americans upon arriving in Part Two, War, Chapter 3, Habitations of Cruelty?

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

7. What publication did Nathaniel Saltonstall write of the war? How is it described in Part Two, War, Chapter 3, Habitations of Cruelty?

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

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

10. 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?

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