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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 the book A Relation of the Troubles which Have Hapned in New-England by Reason of the Indians There from the Year 1614 to the Year 1675 published?
(a) 1642.
(b) 1676.
(c) 1612.
(d) 1677.

2. Who is thought to have mentored John Sassamon?
(a) John Alderman.
(b) John Eliot.
(c) Increase Mather.
(d) James Williams.

3. Where was William Hubbard born?
(a) New Brunswick, Canada.
(b) New York, NY.
(c) Philadelphia, PA.
(d) England.

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

5. A Narrative of the Troubles with the Indians was published in what year?
(a) 1677.
(b) 1612.
(c) 1676.
(d) 1642.

Short Answer Questions

1. The most standard narratives of King Philip's War were published where, according to the author in Part One, Language, Chapter 2, The Story of It Printed?

2. What standard picture of New England during the war, including landscapes of ash, farms destroyed, and bodies without heads did Nathaniel Saltonstall write?

3. In 1600, the population of the Wampanoag numbered approximately how many members?

4. Increase Mather was the youngest of how many brothers?

5. In the 1670s the powwaws of many tribes encouraged war in order to do what?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. 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?

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

5. 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?

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

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

8. What motivations and ethics are described of the Indian tribes for the war in Chapter 4, Where is Your O God?

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

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