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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Edgar Allen Poe.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who does Gregory say is depicted more boldly by Williams than by any other writer?
(a) Abraham Lincoln.
(b) Cotton Mather.
(c) Aaron Burr.
(d) George Washington.

2. Why do the Puritans disapprove of Thomas Morton?
(a) He barters guns and liquor to Indians.
(b) He does not believe in God.
(c) He does not pay his taxes.
(d) He is not married.

3. Which of the following is one of the goals, listed by Cotton Mather, that the Puritans have in mind when they found their colonies?
(a) They want to be certain that every person in the community had enough to eat and drink.
(b) They want a man to be able to spend seven years in the community and be able to say that he had not heard one oath sworn.
(c) They want to be sure that every person in the community went to church every Sunday.
(d) They want to know that every child, rich or poor, in the community would be able to read the Bible.

4. What does Williams say that people of color excel at, more so than any white person?
(a) Singing jazz music and spirituals.
(b) Dancing and playing sports.
(c) Cleanliness and picking out beautiful fabrics to wear.
(d) Cooking and planning a gourmet menu.

5. What does Cortez think when he enters the Aztec capital, Tenochtitlan?
(a) He looks upon it as an impoverished village.
(b) He mentally calculates the number of slaves that could be captured.
(c) He thinks it is wonderful and magnificent.
(d) He wonders where the gold is.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Eric the Red go to start over?

2. Which statement shows that Gregory believes that most people revere history without understanding it?

3. How does the narrator say that Puritans viewed the Indian?

4. Why do the Aztecs have two aqueducts?

5. Who does the narrator say was the only American ever to see General Washington in a towering rage?

(see the answer key)

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