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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through DeSoto and the New World.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of the following quotations reveals Williams' opinion of Cortez?
(a) "Spain cannot be blamed for the crassness of the discoverers."
(b) "...Nothing at the present moment seemed to disturb his aristocratic reserve."
(c) "With the force bred of a determination to face at any cost a situation fast going beyond his control..."
(d) "Courageous almost beyond precedent, tactful, resourceful in misfortune..."

2. Who tells Ponce de Leon there is a fountain of youth?
(a) An old man.
(b) An old woman.
(c) A child.
(d) One of his own men.

3. Which statement shows that Gregory believes that most people revere history without understanding it?
(a) "History, like poetry, is an ancient trap laid for the credulous and narrow-minded."
(b) "The serious historian of the ancient world is careful never to forget his Homer."
(c) "There must be imagination at work to discern the fabulae of history."
(d) "In the reading and interpretation of history everything falls dead unless that reality is perceived."

4. What does Columbus want to do instead of traveling to the New World again?
(a) He wants to circumnavigate the globe.
(b) He wants to visit his family members in Portugal.
(c) He wants to go on vacation to someplace warm and tropical.
(d) He wants to go on a pilgrimmage to holy places.

5. 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.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do Indian envoys bring to De Soto and his men?

2. Where do De Soto and his men retreat to after the Indians burn their camp?

3. What does Montezuma do when Cortez enters the capital?

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

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

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