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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. It is very likely that John Sassamon was adopted or indentured to the family of whom?
(a) William Hubbard.
(b) Increase Mather.
(c) John Alderman.
(d) Richard Callicot.

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

3. 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) 5.
(b) 12.
(c) 10.
(d) 21.

4. When was A Brief History of the War with the Indians in New-England published?
(a) 1677.
(b) 1642.
(c) 1612.
(d) 1676.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In 1600 the Wampanoag lived primarily in what two states?

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

3. Passaconaway was believed to have been born between 1550 and when?

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

5. 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?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

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

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

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

5. How does the author describe cultural revivals among the Indians in Epilogue, The Rock?

6. Why was King Philip's War resurrected during the American Revolution, as discussed in Part Four, Memory, Chapter 7, That Blasphemous Leviathan?

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

8. What theories does the author describe for James Printer's captivity in Part Three, Bondage, Chapter 5, Come Go Along with Us?

9. How is the Indian slave trade described in Part Three, Bondage, Chapter 6, A Dangerous Merchandise?

10. What does the author conclude regarding American identity in the Epilogue, The Rock?

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