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

Jill Lepore
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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 rock on the shore of Mount Hope Bay was etched before what year, according to the author in the Epilogue?

2. The white population of New England totaled about how many people at the start of King Philip's War?

3. When was Edwin Forrest born?

4. The money that ransomed Mary Rowlandson was paid by whom?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

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

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

5. 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?

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

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

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

9. How does the author describe cultural revivals among the Indians in Epilogue, The Rock?

10. 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?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Discuss the life and works of Jill Lepore. What inspired Lepore to write The Name of War: King Philip's War and the Origins of American Identity? How has the book been received?

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