In the American Grain Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Advent of the Slaves.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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) Tenacity and determination can save your life.
(d) Faith and hope can see you through even tough times.

2. What does the narrator say was the place where Washington most liked to be?
(a) In the field with his troops.
(b) In the capital.
(c) Home.
(d) Exploring the frontier.

3. What happens when Raleigh returns to England after his son's death?
(a) He is knighted.
(b) He is beheaded.
(c) He is stripped of his knighthood.
(d) He is sent away on another voyage.

4. 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 he would like to build a house and live there himself.
(d) He thinks that it is too desolate to have any worthwhile resources.

5. Why is Ponce de Leon free to go exploring in Florida?
(a) He is independently wealthy and can do as he pleases.
(b) He has already accomplished all that he came for.
(c) He is not free to go, but goes anyway.
(d) He has been relieved of his job as Governor.

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. According to the narrator, what was Boone's emotional state when he lived alone in the wilderness for three months?

3. How does Williams suggest that Ponce de Leon feels when he hears about Cortez and the wealth of Montezuma?

4. Why does the narrator say that Raleigh is now in Hell?

5. When Champlain advocates on behalf of building a colony, what is the one personal favor he asks of the King of France?

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