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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. Where was John Eliot born?
(a) Ross, Scotland.
(b) Hertfordshire, England.
(c) London, England.
(d) Dublin, Ireland.

2. 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) Eurocentricism.
(b) Francocism.
(c) Anglicism.
(d) Europeanism.

3. What did the French call children of European and Indian parentage?
(a) Caliopes.
(b) Wigwams.
(c) Metis.
(d) Creoles.

4. John Norton played a prominent role in what conflict, leading Iroquois warriors from Grand River into battle against American invaders?
(a) Red Cloud's War.
(b) The French and Indian War.
(c) King Philip's War.
(d) The War of 1812.

5. What was an armed conflict between the Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho and the United States in the Wyoming Territory and the Montana Territory from 1866 to 1868?
(a) King Philip's War.
(b) The French and Indian War.
(c) Red Cloud's War.
(d) The Battle of Red Wing.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is defined as a sacred narrative explaining how the world and humankind came to be in their present form?

2. The Moor's Indian Charity School moved to Hanover, New Hampshire to become what institution?

3. When was Eleazar Wheelock born?

4. When was Samson Occom born?

5. What refers to the establishment, maintenance, acquisition and expansion of colonies in one territory by people from another territory?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the author describe the Eurocentric view of America's discovery versus the reality of Indian culture in the Introduction?

2. What were "client chiefs" and how were they used in controlling the Indians, according to the author in the Introduction?

3. What great spirit attacks the central tribe in Chekilli's creation story from Chapter 1? How does the tribe overcome the adversity?

4. What image of the earth's creation is described in John Norton's creation story in Chapter 1? Who was Norton?

5. How does the author describe the oratory skills of the Native Americans in regard to the stereotype in the Introduction?

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

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

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

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

10. What ability did Teharonghyawago gain from the spirit world in John Norton's creation story from Chapter 1?

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