In the American Grain Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Sir Walter Raleigh.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Columbus do when he thinks the ship might capsize?
(a) He has a meeting of his crew and asks everyone to try his best.
(b) He puts a note in a cask and throws it into the sea.
(c) He curses the day he ever set out to find the New World.
(d) He prays that the ship will make it back to Spain.

2. What does Eric the Red say that his life is like now that he has been exiled?
(a) People can steal from him at will.
(b) He is more well-admired than ever before.
(c) He is lonely and despondent.
(d) People try to kill him when they see him.

3. What do bows and arrows, corn meal, and belief in a second life all have in common, according to the narrator of "Sir Walter Raleigh"?
(a) They are things all people can do without.
(b) They are found in all villages.
(c) They are invented by all peoples.
(d) They are necessary to colonization.

4. Does Columbus profit from his trips to the New World?
(a) Yes, he is able to sell many things that he took from the islands.
(b) No, he is left financially ruined and impoverished.
(c) No, but at least the voyages do not harm him financially.
(d) Yes, he is rewarded with all the gold he could ever want.

5. What happens to Columbus on his return from his second voyage?
(a) He is refused permission to land in Spain even though there was a terrible storm.
(b) He is forced to leave and sail to England instead.
(c) He is forced to turn back and sail to the New World again.
(d) He has to travel many miles out of his way because of a storm.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens when Thorgest tries to steal from Eric the Red?

2. What does Montezuma tell Cortez?

3. What happens to Columbus when he finally makes it back to Spain?

4. How does Montezuma try to get Cortez to stay on the coast and not enter the interior?

5. How does Freydis handle her quarrel with the two brothers, Helgi and Finnbogi?

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