Mary Rowlandson's A Narrative of the Captivity: Summary and Analysis - Quiz & Worksheet


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Which two groups fought against each other in King Philip's War?

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1. According to Mary Rowlandson's The Narrative of the Captivity, why did the Native Americans take English captives during King Phillip's War?

2. How was Mary Rowlandson's The Narrative of the Captivity unique?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will test your knowledge of a type of story called a captivity narrative. You'll be assessed on what you know about the life and writing of a famous captivity narrative author, Mary Rowlandson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll need to correctly answer questions on the following to pass the quiz:

  • The sides in King Philip's War
  • Advantages of taking captives during the war
  • Unique aspect(s) of Mary Rowlandson's book
  • Definition of a captivity narrative
  • How Rowlandson endured her captivity

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Mary Rowlandson's book
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as captivity narrative
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding why taking captives was so common during King Philip's War

Additional Learning

Continue your studies via the accompanying lesson, which is titled Mary Rowlandson's The Narrative of the Captivity: Summary and Analysis. Learning objectives covered by this lesson include the following:

  • Know the story of The Sovereignty and Goodness of God
  • Understand the captivity narrative genre
  • Review how Rowlandson was eventually released