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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Chekilli's creation story of the Creek people, the West opened up, and a tribe named the Kasihtas settled near a mountain so great and thunderous they called it what?
(a) The Mountain of Heaven.
(b) The Great Bear.
(c) The King of Mountains.
(d) The Great Mountain.

2. The Arauco War was a conflict between colonial Spaniards and who?
(a) The Iriquois people.
(b) The Mapuche people.
(c) The Aztec people.
(d) The Apache people.

3. When did John Eliot come to America?
(a) 1869.
(b) 1690.
(c) 1631.
(d) 1604.

4. When was John Eliot born?
(a) 1823.
(b) 1869.
(c) 1610.
(d) 1604.

5. What word refers to the practice of viewing the world from a European perspective and with an implied belief, either consciously or subconsciously, in the preeminence of European culture?
(a) Francocism.
(b) Anglicism.
(c) Europeanism.
(d) Eurocentricism.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chekilli's creation story of the Creek people, the Kasihtas killed what great animal by sacrificing an orphan baby to it?

2. Samsom Occom began to study theology at the "Lattin School" of Eleazar Wheelock in what year?

3. What means to compel by force, intimidation, or authority, especially without regard for individual desire or volition?

4. In the Iroquois creation story of John Norton's in Chapter 1, Tawiskaron proves to be a great what?

5. In the Iroquois creation story of John Norton's in Chapter 1, the daughter of the "Great Spirit" has two children, Teharonghyawago and who?

Short Essay Questions

1. In what types of structures did the Native Americans reside? What were the attributes of these structures?

2. Describe the children of the daughter of the Great Spirit in John Norton's creation story from Chapter 1. Who raised the children?

3. What text of Samson Occom's is included in Chapter 2? Who was Occom?

4. What story is related in Josiah Jeremy's text from Chapter 1?

5. How is John Eliot described in Chapter 2? What did Eliot achieve amongst the Indians?

6. How did the differences in literacy between the Indians and colonists affect land deals, as discussed in the Introduction?

7. How did a Micmac Indian compare his people's housing structures versus those of the colonists in a text from Chapter 2?

8. How did smallpox impact the Native American peoples, as discussed in the Introduction?

9. What does the author assert of the attributes and differences between colonial civilization and Native American civilization in Chapter 1?

10. How involved were Native Americans in colonial society? What does the author write of their role in shaping America in the Introduction?

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