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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. The Five Civilized Tribes were the five Native American nations: the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, and what?
(a) Mohegan.
(b) Algonquian.
(c) Seminole.
(d) Mohawk.

2. What was from 1351 a penalty in England for men convicted of high treason, although the ritual was first recorded during the reigns of King Henry III and his successor, Edward I?
(a) Burning at the stake.
(b) Execution by guillotine.
(c) Execution by Fire Marshal.
(d) Hanged, drawn and quartered.

3. The rock on the shore of Mount Hope Bay translates from Cherokee to say what in English?
(a) "Metacomet, Child of God".
(b) "Metacomet, Great Sachem".
(c) "Metacomet died here".
(d) "King Philip, killer of the White Man".

4. On what date was Mary Rowlandson kidnapped?
(a) February 10, 1676.
(b) March 13, 1675.
(c) September 1, 1677.
(d) February 3, 1677.

5. In what year, five years after King Philip's War ended, had many of the colonists resolved to be less violent and rash towards the Indians?
(a) 1645.
(b) 1775.
(c) 1698.
(d) 1681.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who strongly opposed selling Indians into slavery, arguing that slavery was worse than death?

2. Who originated the Narragansett cultural revival?

3. The Mohawk people call themselves what, which means "people of the place of the flint"?

4. Jill Lepore is a contributing writer for what publication?

5. When did Mary Rowlandson die?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does the rock symbolically represent, according to the author in the Epilogue, The Rock?

3. What debate surrounded the fate of Metacom's son, as described in Part Three, Bondage, Chapter 6, A Dangerous Merchandise?

4. How is Metacom's memorial described in the Epilogue, The Rock? When was it discovered?

5. What argument did John Eliot make against Indian slavery, as discussed in Part Three, Bondage, Chapter 6, A Dangerous Merchandise?

6. What view did Bartholomew de Las Casas have regarding Indian slavery, as described in Part Three, Bondage, Chapter 6, A Dangerous Merchandise?

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

8. What does the author write regarding the legend of King Philip and our perception of him through the eyes of history?

9. What was represented by the appearance of King Philip's head in Plymouth, as discussed in Part Four, Memory, Chapter 7, That Blasphemous Leviathan?

10. Who was Mary Rowlandson? What account did she write of King Philip's War?

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