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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Jacataqua.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is De Soto looking for?
(a) The Fountain of Youth
(b) Treasure.
(c) Food.
(d) Slaves.

2. What does Cotton Mather think about the gods of the Indian nations?
(a) He thinks that they are devils.
(b) He thinks that they are idols.
(c) He thinks that they are other gods.
(d) He thinks that they are imaginary.

3. What does Williams say is the one thing that Americans fear more than anything else in the world?
(a) Poverty.
(b) Knowledge.
(c) War.
(d) Touch.

4. Why is De Soto uncertain whether he wants to meet Francisco Maldonado?
(a) He thinks that Maldonado might get credit for De Soto's accomplishments.
(b) He fears that Maldonado would antagonize the Indians.
(c) He thinks he might be forced to offer Maldonado some help.
(d) He does not get along with Maldonado.

5. Who is "beautiful as a cane box"?
(a) The female narrator.
(b) The Tuscaloosa.
(c) De Soto.
(d) The male narrator.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following is one of the goals, listed by Cotton Mather, that the Puritans have in mind when they found their colonies?

2. How does the death of Juan Ortiz affect De Soto?

3. How does De Soto keep his men alive when the maize crop fails?

4. What does Williams say that Americans think they will lose if they were ever to serve another person?

5. Why does "she" say that De Soto's men are beginning to hate him?

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