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

2. Which chapter does Gregory say is in some ways the product of the era in which it was written?
(a) The chapter on Cotton Mather.
(b) The chapter on Daniel Boone.
(c) The chapter on Christopher Columbus.
(d) The chapter on John Paul Jones.

3. What happens when the Greenlanders fight with the people they meet in the New World?
(a) Helgi and Finnbogi save Freydis' life, rescuing her just as their enemies in the New World were about to kill her.
(b) Eric the Red appears with a group of young Greenlander sailors, and the Greenlanders gain the advantage in the fight.
(c) The other Greenlanders begin to flee, but Freydis grabs a sword and fights so hard that she frightens their enemies into fleeing.
(d) The Greenlanders are defeated by the people of the New World and flee in shame.

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

5. Why do Ponce de Leon and his men travel north?
(a) To find new land for Spain.
(b) To find the fountain of youth.
(c) To find gold.
(d) To find food and water.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What happens to Thomas Morton as a result of the Maypole celebration?

3. Who does Columbus write to while he is on his return voyage?

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

5. What kind of woman is Freydis?

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