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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through The Discovery of Kentucky.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What characteristic does Boone have to have in order to live the kind of life that he lived?
(a) Desire to earn money.
(b) Lack of concern for his own safety.
(c) An appreciation for solitude.
(d) Drive to develop land for investment purposes.

2. According to the narrator, what was Boone's emotional state when he lived alone in the wilderness for three months?
(a) Fear.
(b) Ecstasy.
(c) Worry.
(d) Exhilaration.

3. What is Columbus' point when he makes the following statement: "I was twenty-eight years old when I came into your Highnesses' service, and now I have not a hair upon me that is not gray; my body is infirm..."
(a) He feels that he should be allowed to see a doctor.
(b) He is sorry to see that the best years of his life are behind him.
(c) He has been a dedicated servant of the King and Queen for his entire life.
(d) He is worried about who will take on his work after he dies.

4. Why do the Puritans disapprove of Thomas Morton?
(a) He does not believe in God.
(b) He does not pay his taxes.
(c) He barters guns and liquor to Indians.
(d) He is not married.

5. What is the moral of the story about the lusty young man who fell overboard and was hauled back in?
(a) It is good to have friends who can help you when you need it.
(b) It is important to pay attention so that you are not swept overboard.
(c) Faith and hope can see you through even tough times.
(d) Tenacity and determination can save your life.

Short Answer Questions

1. How do many of the Indians react when the Spanish begin to enslave them?

2. How does the narrator describe the descendants of the Puritans?

3. What happens to Columbus on his return from his second voyage?

4. What is the moral of the story about the rough sailor who falls sick, dies, and is thrown overboard?

5. What adjective does the narrator use to describe Boone's character?

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