In the American Grain Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

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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 adjective does the narrator use to describe Boone's character?
(a) Temperamental.
(b) Mild.
(c) Strong.
(d) Brave.

2. Williams, referring to the King's and Queen's promises to Columbus, remarks, "What power had such ridiculous little promises to stay a man against that terrific downpour on the brink of which they were all floating?". What promises is Williams referring to?
(a) The promise to make sure that Columbus always had seaworthy ships and experienced sailors.
(b) The promise to have Columbus' story printed in the newspapers so that everyone could appreciate his accomplishment.
(c) The promise to make Columbus Chief Admiral of the Ocean Sea and perpetual Viceroy and Governor of all the land he should discover.
(d) The promise to pay Columbus in gold for his voyages.

3. What adjective does the narrator use to describe the Pilgrims' eagerness to share their beliefs?
(a) Dreadful.
(b) Hard-working.
(c) Bold.
(d) Fierce.

4. When Columbus finally lands in Spain after his second voyage, what happens to him?
(a) He is celebrated and paraded through the streets as a returning hero.
(b) He is attacked by mobs of people who do not approve of his travels to the New World.
(c) He is welcomed but told that the sovereigns cannot afford to pay for another voyage.
(d) He is arrested, and everything he owns is taken away and sold, even the clothing he wore.

5. How does Williams suggest that Ponce de Leon feels when he hears about Cortez and the wealth of Montezuma?
(a) Jealous.
(b) Angry.
(c) Happy.
(d) Restless.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Williams trying to tell the reader about Columbus when he quotes details about how harrowing the storms at sea during Columbus' voyages were?

2. What causes the Puritan elders to finally get fed up with Thomas Morton?

3. Who does the narrator say that the Puritans went on to persecute later?

4. Who is Thomas Morton?

5. What happens when Ponce de Leon and his men first land among the Caribs?

(see the answer key)

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