In the American Grain Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through The May-Pole at Merry Mount.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where does Eric the Red go to start over?
(a) Iceland.
(b) Greenland.
(c) America.
(d) Norway.

2. Which of the following statements shows that Eric the Red has accepted his fate?
(a) "This is my portion. I do not call it not to my liking. Hardship lives in me."
(b) "Eric the Red is a marked man, beyond the law, so it would seem..."
(c) "One or the other of us had to die, under the natural circumstance."
(d) "...this is what they say: Eric, son of evil, come and be forgiven."

3. 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.

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

5. Who is Juan Ortiz?
(a) A Spanish soldier separated from an earlier expedition who lived with the Indians for 12 years.
(b) De Soto's commanding officer, stationed in Cuba, to whom De Soto writes letters.
(c) De Soto's brother who accompanied him on the expedition and on whom De Soto relied.
(d) The leader of the Indian community that helped De Soto and his men to survive the first winter.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the narrator describe the coastline of North America?

2. What does the narrator admire about the Pilgrims?

3. What happens when Ponce de Leon and his men first land among the Caribs?

4. What causes the Puritan elders to finally get fed up with Thomas Morton?

5. Who does the narrator address "Sir Walter Raleigh" to?

(see the answer key)

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