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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. What refers to the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning?
(a) Irony.
(b) Literacy.
(c) Metaphor.
(d) Symbolism.

2. What word did the Delaware and Mahican Indians use for "Supreme Being"?
(a) Atiwaneto.
(b) Wigwam.
(c) Mannito.
(d) Metis.

3. In the Iroquois creation story of John Norton's in Chapter 1, Teharonghyawago is given the gift of corn from whom?
(a) The "Great Spirit."
(b) The Great Turtle.
(c) His mother.
(d) Tawiskaron.

4. What refers to human history in the period before recorded events, known mainly through archaeological discoveries, study, research, etc.?
(a) Subhistory.
(b) Prehistory.
(c) Premodernism.
(d) Adhistory.

5. The Moor's Indian Charity School moved to Hanover, New Hampshire to become what institution?
(a) Dartmouth College.
(b) Boston College.
(c) Rutgers College.
(d) Harvard College.

Short Answer Questions

1. At what age was Samsom Occom first exposed to the teachings of Christian evangelical preachers?

2. Samson Occom is believed to be a direct descendant of what famous Mohegan chief?

3. What is a domed room dwelling used by certain Native American tribes?

4. The text by Josiah Jeremy in Chapter 1 is dated when?

5. Eleazar Wheelock founded the Moor's Indian Charity School in what year?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. Why does the author reason that some Indians turned to Christianity in Chapter 2? What was the result?

7. How did European trade impact the Native American peoples, as discussed in the Introduction?

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

9. What does the author suggest the reader keep in mind regarding Indian oratory history and literacy in the Introduction?

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

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