King William's War
first of the French and Indian Wars, King William's War (1689
was the name used in the English colonies in America to refer
to the North American theater of the War of the Grand Alliance
(1688 - 97).
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1) It was part of the Nine Years' War
and fought between England, France, and their respective
American Indian allies in the colonies of Canada (New France),
Acadia, and New England.
2) King William's War began after
William of Orange was declared King of England and quickly
deposed his unpopular predecessor in the Glorious Revolution.
Who was the unpopular king?
- James II
- Henry II
- John II
3) When word of the overthrow of James
II by William of Orange in the Glorious Revolution of 1688
reached Boston, the colonists rose up in rebellion and
arrested the governor on May 18, 1689. Who was the governor?
- Sir Edmund Andros
- Sir Edmund Hillary
- Sir Edmund McQueeny
4) On August 5, 1689, 1,500 Iroquois
attacked the New France settlement at Lachine before New
France had even learned of the start of the war.
5) New France and its Indian allies then
attacked English frontier settlements. What was the most
- Schenectady Massacre
- Albany War
- Nova Scotia War
6) The English captured Port Royal, Nova
Scotia, the capital of Acadia, and then launched an expedition
to seize the capital of New France, but were defeated. The
French attacked the British-held coast, recapturing Port
Royal. What was the battle where the French defeated the
- Battle of Lake Erie
- Battle of Quebec
- St. Lawrence Battle
7) The expedition was the first major
offensive of King William�s War; for the remainder of the
war the English colonists were forces to offensive operations
8) In early 1692, in the Candlemas
Massacre an estimated 150 Abenakis commanded by officers of
New France entered the town of York, Maine, killing about 100
of the English settlers and burning down buildings. What was
- Candlemas Massacre
- York Massacre
- DeCollins Massacre
9) The Iroquois Five Nations suffered
from the weakness of their English allies. In 1693 and 1696,
the French and their Indian allies ravaged Iroquois towns and
destroyed crops while New York colonists remained passive.
After the English and French made peace in 1697, the Iroquois,
now abandoned by the English colonists, remained at war with
New France. When did the conflict end?
10) In 1697 a treaty ended the war
between the two colonial powers, reverting the colonial
borders to the status quo ante bellum. What was the
name of the treaty?
- The Treaty of Orange
- The Treaty of Ryswick
- The Treaty of Paris