The Name of War: King Philip's War and the Origins of American Identity Test | Final 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. When does the author describe the Narragansett cultural revival originating in the Epilogue?

2. What was the name of Metacomet's wife?

3. When was William Charles Macready born?

4. The rock on the shore of Mount Hope Bay was etched after the creation of Cherokee syllabary in what year?

5. When was the New World discovered by Christopher Columbus?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

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

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

4. When were Metacom's wife and child captured? Where does the author say they were taken in Part Three, Bondage, Chapter 6, A Dangerous Merchandise?

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

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

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

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

9. How does the author describe the aftermath of the war for the Indians in Part Four, Memory, Chapter 7, That Blasphemous Leviathan? What was the cause of the majority of deaths in the war?

10. How does the author describe the treatment of Philip's body in Part Four, Memory, Chapter 7, That Blasphemous Leviathan?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Discuss the perception of King Philip's War from the English colonists who were not immediately involved in the conflict. How did colonists learn of the battles and events?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the life and work of Hugo Grotius. What were major influences in Grotius's theories and philosophies?

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