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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 happens when Ponce de Leon and his men first land among the Caribs?
(a) The Caribs kidnap their women and shoot their dog.
(b) The Caribs welcome them with open arms and a big feast.
(c) They slaughter the Caribs, leaving none alive.
(d) They make peace with the Caribs and do not have to fight.

2. How much time does Samuel de Champlain spend in North America before he is permitted to establish a French colony?
(a) Fifteen years.
(b) Ten years.
(c) Five years.
(d) Three years.

3. What does the narrator say that the Puritans should be praised for?
(a) Their spirit.
(b) Their intelligence.
(c) Their warmth.
(d) Their toughness.

4. What does the following sentence mean? "Rather the ice than their way: to take what is mine by single strength, theirs by the crookedness of their law."
(a) Eric the Red considers his unjust exile to be more honorable than staying in Iceland.
(b) Eric the Red prefers places that are cold and icy.
(c) Eric the Red feels remorseful about the murder he committed and willingly accepts punishment.
(d) Eric the Red has chosen to leave Iceland of his own accord.

5. What makes Daniel Boone different from other settlers, according to the narrator?
(a) He started new communities wherever he went.
(b) He is at war with the Indians he met.
(c) He is not afraid to go west into the wilderness.
(d) He does not consider himself an American citizen.

Short Answer Questions

1. What people do Karlsefni and Snorri find in the New World?

2. What does Williams say that people of color excel at, more so than any white person?

3. 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?

4. What do Burr's critics say about him when he runs for office?

5. How does Ponce de Leon die?

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