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. What incident "greatly annoys" Champlain and delays the construction of Quebec?
(a) A fur trade dispute with a Basque ship.
(b) A battle with the Indians.
(c) A very severe series of thunderstorms.
(d) A disagreement among the settlers about where to locate the city.

2. What do Indian envoys bring to De Soto and his men?
(a) Handmade tools, sewing needles and tents.
(b) Gold, silver, and pearls.
(c) Berries, animal skins, and meat.
(d) Live pigs, horses, and dogs.

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 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 prefers places that are cold and icy.
(d) Eric the Red feels remorseful about the murder he committed and willingly accepts punishment.

4. Why is De Soto uncertain whether he wants to meet Francisco Maldonado?
(a) He does not get along with Maldonado.
(b) He thinks he might be forced to offer Maldonado some help.
(c) He thinks that Maldonado might get credit for De Soto's accomplishments.
(d) He fears that Maldonado would antagonize the Indians.

5. What happens to the girl Ponce de Leon gives a gold crucifix to?
(a) His men capture her and steal the crucifix back.
(b) He accidentally kills her without knowing who she is.
(c) He finds her later working as a slave.
(d) He finds her later under a bush with her hands cut off.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Tenochtitlan like?

2. Why does the narrator say that Raleigh is now in Hell?

3. Why is Ponce de Leon free to go exploring in Florida?

4. Why does Queen Elizabeth call Raleigh back when he goes with the fleet to attack Spain?

5. Who did Ponce de Leon's pilot previously work for?

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