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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. Samsom Occom began to study theology at the "Lattin School" of Eleazar Wheelock in what year?
(a) 1785.
(b) 1615.
(c) 1792.
(d) 1743.

2. What is a figure of speech in which a term or phrase is applied to something to which it is not literally applicable in order to suggest a resemblance?
(a) Idiom.
(b) Metaphor.
(c) Allegory.
(d) Syllogism.

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

4. Smallpox is believed to have emerged in human populations about what time?
(a) 15,000 B.C.
(b) 10,000 B.C.
(c) 5,000 B.C.
(d) 1,000 B.C.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In the Iroquois creation story of John Norton's in Chapter 1, who kills the daughter of the "Great Spirit" in childbirth by trying to exit the womb from "the side"?

2. The Mohawk Major John Norton was known as what by his people?

3. The text by Josiah Jeremy in Chapter 1 relates a story about the first sighting of what?

4. Jamestown was a settlement in the Colony of Virginia established by the Virginia Company of London as "James Fort" in what year?

5. Where was Eleazar Wheelock born?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What tribe is described in Chekilli's creation story from Chapter 1?

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

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

6. In what ways did the Europeans take advantage of the Native Americans regarding land, as discussed in the Introduction?

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

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

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

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

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