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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. Where was Mary Rowlandson born?
2. How many weeks of captivity did Mary Rowlandson experience before being released on ransom?
3. Mary Rowlandson was the fifth of how many children?
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?
5. The Mohawk people call themselves what, which means "people of the place of the flint"?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does the author write regarding the legend of King Philip and our perception of him through the eyes of history?
2. How is the relationship between the Indians and the colonists described in 1681 in Part Four, Memory, Chapter 7, That Blasphemous Leviathan?
3. Who was Mary Rowlandson? What account did she write of King Philip's War?
4. 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?
5. What debate surrounded the fate of Metacom's son, as described in Part Three, Bondage, Chapter 6, A Dangerous Merchandise?
6. What does the author conclude regarding American identity in the Epilogue, The Rock?
7. How is Metacom's memorial described in the Epilogue, The Rock? When was it discovered?
8. How is the aftermath of the war described amongst the colonists in Part Four, Memory, Chapter 7, That Blasphemous Leviathan?
9. How does the author describe cultural revivals among the Indians in Epilogue, The Rock?
10. Who was Joshue Tift? What experience did he have in captivity, as discussed in Part Three, Bondage, Chapter 5, Come Go Along with Us?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Discuss the theme of identity in The Name of War: King Philip's War and the Origins of American Identity. How does the author introduce this theme in the Prologue and what does she intend to prove in the book?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the English colonial identity and the correlation between that identity and land. How does the author relate these concepts metaphorically?
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