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. Who did Ponce de Leon's pilot previously work for?
(a) Ponce de Leon's brother.
(b) Montezuma.
(c) The King and Queen of Spain.
(d) Columbus and Cortez.

2. What does Columbus think of the New World when he reaches it?
(a) He thinks that it is far too hot and humid for his taste.
(b) He thinks it is the most beautiful place he has ever seen.
(c) He thinks that it is too desolate to have any worthwhile resources.
(d) He thinks that he would like to build a house and live there himself.

3. What does the narrator say that Queen Elizabeth did not trust Raleigh enough to let him do?
(a) Serve on great councils.
(b) Marry one of her maids.
(c) Go on voyages of exploration.
(d) Serve in the army.

4. What does Montezuma tell Cortez?
(a) That Cortez is not a god, but flesh and blood like other men.
(b) That the Aztecs will welcome the Spanish as Allies and help them to defeat the countryside.
(c) That the Spanish cannot hope to defeat such a large and well-supplied enemy.
(d) That Montezuma is not a god, but flesh and blood like other men.

5. What happens to Cortez when the Aztecs counterattack from outside the city?
(a) He is forced to negotiate a temporary treaty in order to escape with his life.
(b) He loses everything and has to flee with his men.
(c) He and his men defeat them easily.
(d) He and his men win after a long battle.

Short Answer Questions

1. What pet is Ponce de Leon especially attached to?

2. What title does the narrator give Raleigh?

3. What does Eric the Red say that his life is like now that he has been exiled?

4. 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?

5. What happens when the Greenlanders fight with the people they meet in the New World?

(see the answer key)

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