The Name of War: King Philip's War and the Origins of American Identity Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. The Eighty Years' War took place when?

2. What were the villages of Christian Indians called?

3. The colonists lost about how many men in the Great Swamp Fight?

4. One house, known as what, was burnt in King Philip's War but was rebuilt shortly thereafter near downtown Medfield, Massachusetts?

5. William Hubbard was the pastor of the Congregational church located where?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the author describe the portrayal of Native Americans among the colonists in Part Two, War, Chapter 3, Habitations of Cruelty?

2. How were homes used as a metaphor by Nathaniel Saltonstall, as described in Part Two, War, Chapter 3, Habitations of Cruelty?

3. How did the actions of the English impact the Native American people, according to the author in the Prologue?

4. In what regard is John Pynchon discussed in Part One, Language, Chapter 2, The Story of It Printed?

5. How does the author describe the motivations of the colonists and the Native Americans in the war in the Prologue?

6. Describe the methods of news and communication within the colonies, as discussed in Part One, Language, Chapter 2, The Story of It Printed. How reliable were news sources?

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

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

9. How does the author describe the spiritual views of the Native Americans regarding the war in Chapter 4, Where is Your O God?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the role of "powwaws" and ministers in King Philip's War. How did the Puritans and the Native Americans view the religious aspects of the war?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the murder of John Sassamon and the subsequent trial of Mattashunannamo, Tobias, and Wampapaquan. How did this event contribute to the beginning of King Philip's War?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the Puritan colonists in America. When were the colonies formed and what relationship did the English have with the Native Americans upon arriving?

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