In the American Grain Quiz | Eight Week Quiz E

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Poor Richard Benjamin Franklin.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why do the Aztecs have two aqueducts?
(a) So that enough water can be provided for the needs of the emperor and his entourage.
(b) So that one can be used while the other is being cleaned.
(c) So that one can supply one half of the city, and the other can supply the other half.
(d) So that one can be used to carry water out, and the other to carry water in.

2. Why are the Puritans important, according to the narrator?
(a) They begin to form the national character.
(b) They find a way to survive in an inclement environment.
(c) They bring Christianity to the New World.
(d) They are among the earliest European settlers.

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

4. Why does the narrator admire Pere Rasles?
(a) He provided useful information to the English.
(b) He lived with the Abnaki Indians for 34 years.
(c) He mapped the area where the Abnaki lived.
(d) He converted many Puritans to Catholicism.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does the narrator say that the Puritans went on to persecute later?

2. What happens to Cortez when the Aztecs counterattack from outside the city?

3. Why does "she" say that De Soto's men are beginning to hate him?

4. How does the narrator describe George Washington's character at the beginning of "George Washington"?

5. What makes Daniel Boone different from other settlers, according to the narrator?

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