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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. Who is Freydis?
(a) Eric the Red's lover.
(b) Eric the Red's sister.
(c) Eric the Red's daughter.
(d) Eric the Red's wife.

2. Where does De Soto begin his journey into the North American mainland?
(a) Alabama.
(b) Georgia.
(c) Florida.
(d) Lousisiana.

3. 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 prefers places that are cold and icy.
(b) Eric the Red considers his unjust exile to be more honorable than staying in Iceland.
(c) Eric the Red has chosen to leave Iceland of his own accord.
(d) Eric the Red feels remorseful about the murder he committed and willingly accepts punishment.

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?
(a) The promise to have Columbus' story printed in the newspapers so that everyone could appreciate his accomplishment.
(b) The promise to pay Columbus in gold for his voyages.
(c) The promise to make Columbus Chief Admiral of the Ocean Sea and perpetual Viceroy and Governor of all the land he should discover.
(d) The promise to make sure that Columbus always had seaworthy ships and experienced sailors.

5. What author does Gregory say is never accused of being insincere?
(a) Benjamin Franklin.
(b) Alexander Hamilton.
(c) William Carlos Williams.
(d) Homer.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is Tenochtitlan like?

3. What does Gregory think that In the American Grain is meant to do for the American national identity?

4. Where does Eric the Red go to start over?

5. When Columbus finally lands in Spain after his second voyage, what happens to him?

(see the answer key)

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