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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. Over how many colonists died during King Philip's War?
(a) 500.
(b) 600.
(c) 200.
(d) 800.

2. Mary Rowlandson wrote from a fully Christian perspective and believed that being held captive was a special brand of affliction that served to increase what?
(a) Strength.
(b) Anxiety.
(c) Retribution.
(d) Piety.

3. The white population of New England totaled about how many men of military age at the start of King Philip's War?
(a) 16,000.
(b) 10,000.
(c) 23,000.
(d) 25,000.

4. Who was a Christian missionary, reformer, activist for the rights of American Indians, and a leading opponent of the Indian removal policy of the United States government?
(a) Increase Mather.
(b) John Alderman.
(c) Richard Callicot.
(d) Jeremiah Evarts.

5. Historians know little of what happened to King Philip's son except that he was sold into slavery and probably shipped where?
(a) To East Asia.
(b) To England.
(c) To the West Indes.
(d) To South Africa.

Short Answer Questions

1. The rock on the shore of Mount Hope Bay translates from Cherokee to say what in English?

2. The Mohawk people are the most easterly tribe of what confederation?

3. At what event did King Philip's head make an appearance in Plymouth following the war?

4. When Mary Rowlandson returned to Boston, she ended up encountering some Christian Indians who brought her a letter from whom?

5. When was a rock on the shore of Mount Hope Bay discovered with Cherokee writing on it, according to the author in the Epilogue?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What book did Washington Irving write about King Philip's War? How is it described in Part Four, Memory, Chapter 8, The Curse of Metamora?

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

4. How does the author describe the symbolism of Metamora in regard to American identity in Part Four, Memory, Chapter 8, The Curse of Metamora?

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

6. How is the aftermath of the war described amongst the colonists in Part Four, Memory, Chapter 7, That Blasphemous Leviathan?

7. What issues did the colonists have with distinguishing captured Indians, as discussed in Part Three, Bondage, Chapter 6, A Dangerous Merchandise?

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

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

10. How was Edwin Forrest's portrayal of Metamora received in England? What does the author write of this in Part Four, Memory, Chapter 8, The Curse of Metamora?

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