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

2. Where was Nathaniel Saltonstall born?
(a) Ipswich, MA.
(b) New York, NY.
(c) Boston, MA.
(d) Cambridge, MA.

3. The sachem Metacomet was also known by what name?
(a) King Alexander.
(b) King Seminole.
(c) King Uncas.
(d) King Philip.

4. On what date did the Narragansetts attack Providence, destroying it?
(a) December 10, 1675.
(b) September 12, 1568.
(c) November 14, 1676.
(d) March 29, 1676.

5. How many accounts of King Philip's War represent several types of writing aimed at different audiences, according to the author in Part One, Language, Chapter 2, The Story of It Printed?
(a) 12.
(b) 5.
(c) 21.
(d) 10.

Short Answer Questions

1. What university did John Eliot attend?

2. When was Increase Mather born?

3. Where was John Sassamon born?

4. What name refers to the mostly Puritan and Pilgrim immigrants from Great Britain who settled New England starting around 1630?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

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

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

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

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

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

8. How is the early life of John Sassamon described in Part One, Language, Chapter 1, Beware of Any Linguist?

9. How does the author relate King Philip's War to a holy war in Chapter 4, Where is Your O God?

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

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