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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 money or any other valuable consideration given or promised with a view to corrupting the behavior of a person, especially in that person's performance as an athlete or public official?
(a) Incentive.
(b) Treason.
(c) Ransom.
(d) Bribe.

2. Samson Occom is believed to be a direct descendant of what famous Mohegan chief?
(a) Penobscot.
(b) Atiwaneto.
(c) Joseph Brant.
(d) Uncas.

3. John Eliot wrote a series of fictional "dialogues" such as one which is reprinted in Chapter 2 describing a converted Indian named what who returns to his native village?
(a) Atiwaneto.
(b) Penobscot.
(c) Piumbukhou.
(d) Joseph Brant.

4. In Chapter 1, John Heckewelder relates a "verbatim" account from the Delaware and Mahican Indians of the Dutch landing in an area that is now known as what?
(a) Queens, New York.
(b) Cape May, Massachusetts.
(c) Manhattan, New York.
(d) Boston, Massachusetts.

5. Eleazar Wheelock founded the Moor's Indian Charity School in what year?
(a) 1745.
(b) 1778.
(c) 1792.
(d) 1754.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Smallpox probably diverged from an ancestral African rodent-borne variola-like virus between 16,000 and how many years ago?

3. What refers to the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning?

4. What is the most severe and common form of smallpox, with a more extensive rash and higher fever?

5. What did the French call children of European and Indian parentage?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What tribe did the central tribe follow in Chekilli's creation story from Chapter 1? What moral did the tribe learn?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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