In the American Grain Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Williams, referring to the King's and Queen's promises to Columbus, remarks, "What power had such ridiculous little promises to stay a man against that terrific downpour on the brink of which they were all floating?". What promises is Williams referring to?
(a) The promise to make sure that Columbus always had seaworthy ships and experienced sailors.
(b) The promise to have Columbus' story printed in the newspapers so that everyone could appreciate his accomplishment.
(c) The promise to pay Columbus in gold for his voyages.
(d) The promise to make Columbus Chief Admiral of the Ocean Sea and perpetual Viceroy and Governor of all the land he should discover.

2. Why does Queen Elizabeth call Raleigh back when he goes with the fleet to attack Spain?
(a) Because he has seduced one of her maids.
(b) Because she intends to send him to the Americas instead.
(c) Because she has decided not to attack Spain.
(d) Because she is urgently in need of his advice.

3. Which of the following is NOT a term used by the narrator to describe Queen Elizabeth?
(a) Atheist.
(b) Worm.
(c) Fairy Queen.
(d) Virginia.

4. What does Queen Elizabeth force Raleigh to do when she calls him back from the fleet's attack on Spain?
(a) Join the crew of a ship heading to the Americas.
(b) Marry one of her maids.
(c) Travel to Africa.
(d) Become a diplomat.

5. Why does "she" say that De Soto's men are beginning to hate him?
(a) Because they have become infected with diseases and are experiencing epidemics.
(b) Because he has subjected them to many hardships and they have found no gold.
(c) Because they are afraid that they will all be killed in battle.
(d) Because they are worried that they will never make it back to Spain.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Champlain advocates on behalf of building a colony, what is the one personal favor he asks of the King of France?

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

3. What does Williams admire about Poe's choice of words?

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

5. What feature does Williams say most shapes Edgar Allen Poe's work?

(see the answer key)

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