Mid-Book Test - Easy
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This quiz consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Based on the passage narrated by Eric the Red, which phrase do you think best describes Eric's character?
(a) Evil and malicious.
(b) Good-natured and affectionate.
(c) Deeply religious.
(d) Rigid and formal.
2. Who does the narrator address "Sir Walter Raleigh" to?
(a) Sir Walter Raleigh.
(b) The Muse.
(c) Queen Elizabeth.
(d) The reader.
3. What does Montezuma do when Cortez enters the capital?
(a) He fights against Cortez and dies.
(b) He negotiates a peace treaty that makes him equal to Cortez.
(c) He forces Cortez to accept Aztec authority.
(d) He makes Cortez the monarch.
4. Why is De Soto uncertain whether he wants to meet Francisco Maldonado?
(a) He fears that Maldonado would antagonize the Indians.
(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 does not get along with Maldonado.
5. What do bows and arrows, corn meal, and belief in a second life all have in common, according to the narrator of "Sir Walter Raleigh"?
(a) They are things all people can do without.
(b) They are necessary to colonization.
(c) They are found in all villages.
(d) They are invented by all peoples.
6. Who is Thomas Morton?
(a) A soldier.
(b) A colonist.
(c) A historian.
(d) A writer.
7. Why does Cortez finally burn the city?
(a) To demoralize the Aztecs so that they would stop resisting him so fiercely.
(b) To give glory to the Christian God by destroying temples full of idols.
(c) To kill the inhabitants of the city who were trapped inside.
(d) To destroy a place which would have given refuge to the forces that were opposing him.
8. What does the narrator say about the Puritan soul?
(a) It is small and empty.
(b) It is kind and warmhearted.
(c) It is rich and nourishing.
(d) It is large and generous.
9. What is Columbus' point when he makes the following statement: "I was twenty-eight years old when I came into your Highnesses' service, and now I have not a hair upon me that is not gray; my body is infirm..."
(a) He is worried about who will take on his work after he dies.
(b) He feels that he should be allowed to see a doctor.
(c) He is sorry to see that the best years of his life are behind him.
(d) He has been a dedicated servant of the King and Queen for his entire life.
10. Which statement shows that Gregory believes that most people revere history without understanding it?
(a) "History, like poetry, is an ancient trap laid for the credulous and narrow-minded."
(b) "The serious historian of the ancient world is careful never to forget his Homer."
(c) "In the reading and interpretation of history everything falls dead unless that reality is perceived."
(d) "There must be imagination at work to discern the fabulae of history."
11. What does Cotton Mather think about the gods of the Indian nations?
(a) He thinks that they are imaginary.
(b) He thinks that they are other gods.
(c) He thinks that they are devils.
(d) He thinks that they are idols.
12. What is De Soto looking for?
(c) The Fountain of Youth
13. What does Columbus do when he thinks the ship might capsize?
(a) He puts a note in a cask and throws it into the sea.
(b) He has a meeting of his crew and asks everyone to try his best.
(c) He prays that the ship will make it back to Spain.
(d) He curses the day he ever set out to find the New World.
14. Which of the following names does the narrator call Raleigh?
(a) The new King.
(b) The planter who never planted.
(c) Explorer of the Orinoco.
(d) James' man.
15. What happens when Raleigh returns to England after his son's death?
(a) He is stripped of his knighthood.
(b) He is sent away on another voyage.
(c) He is beheaded.
(d) He is knighted.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is Tenochtitlan like?
2. 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?
3. What happens when Bridget Bishop attempts to plead not guilty?
4. What incident "greatly annoys" Champlain and delays the construction of Quebec?
5. Which of the following statements shows that Eric the Red has accepted his fate?
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