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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Voyage of the Mayflower.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What kind of woman is Freydis?
(a) Dedicated.
(b) Fierce.
(c) Submissive.
(d) Foolish.

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

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

4. What does the narrator admire about the Pilgrims?
(a) Their imagination and ingenuity.
(b) Their fierceness and hard work.
(c) Their devotion to religion.
(d) Their respect for authority.

5. At the beginning of the Introduction, Horace Gregory quotes William Carlos Williams as saying "History, history! We fools, what do we know or care?" What does Gregory think Williams means by this?
(a) It is dangerous to get involved in history.
(b) History is full of lies.
(c) Most Americans know little of history.
(d) History matters only to fools.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who tells Ponce de Leon there is a fountain of youth?

2. Based on the passage narrated by Eric the Red, which phrase do you think best describes Eric's character?

3. Who or what is Mabilla?

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

5. How do the Spanish justify killing so many peaceful islanders?

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