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. What book did Mary Rowlandson write about her capture by Native Americans?

2. Historians know little of what happened to King Philip's son except that he was sold into slavery and probably shipped where?

3. Cambridge University Press was granted letters patent by Henry VIII in what year?

4. On what date was Metamora; or, The Last of the Wampanoags first performed?

5. The Mohawk people call themselves what, which means "people of the place of the flint"?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What American actor gained fame for his portrayal of Metacom in Metamora? How is he described in Part Four, Memory, Chapter 8, The Curse of Metamora?

3. Who was Joshue Tift? What experience did he have in captivity, as discussed in Part Three, Bondage, Chapter 5, Come Go Along with Us?

4. Who was Mary Rowlandson? What account did she write of King Philip's War?

5. When was the play Metamora first presented? How was it received?

6. 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?

7. When was the rock thought to have been engraved in the Epilogue, The Rock?

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

9. How is the relationship between the Indians and the colonists described in 1681 in Part Four, Memory, Chapter 7, That Blasphemous Leviathan?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the English colonial identity and the correlation between that identity and land. How does the author relate these concepts metaphorically?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss Nathaniel Saltonstall and his "True but Brief Account of our Losses." When and where was Nathaniel Saltonstall born? What was his involvement in the war?

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