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. Who were Spanish and Portuguese soldiers, explorers, and adventurers who brought much of the Americas under the control of Spain and Portugal in the 15th to 16th centuries?

2. On what date was Mary Rowlandson kidnapped?

3. When did Edwin Forrest die?

4. When Mary Rowlandson returned to Boston, she ended up encountering some Christian Indians who brought her a letter from whom?

5. For how much money was Mary Rowlandson ransomed?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. 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?

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

5. What was represented by the appearance of King Philip's head in Plymouth, as discussed in Part Four, Memory, Chapter 7, That Blasphemous Leviathan?

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

7. What issues did the colonists have with distinguishing captured Indians, as discussed in Part Three, Bondage, Chapter 6, A Dangerous Merchandise?

8. What did critics say of the play Metamora? Who supported the play as propaganda for Indian Removal?

9. 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?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the different theories of John Sassamon's murder. Who had the greatest motivation to murder Sassamon? Why?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the Great Swamp Battle and the attack on Medfield, Massachusetts. How many civilians and soldiers were lost in the battles?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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