In the American Grain Test | Final Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the narrator say about Washington's attitude toward the presidency?
(a) He regretted not having a Parliament.
(b) He felt it was his duty to serve.
(c) He felt his terms of office were a failure.
(d) He craved power.

2. What does Williams say that Africans came enslaved from Africa for?
(a) Racism.
(b) Hope.
(c) Nothing.
(d) Agriculture.

3. How does Williams say that intense emotions affect our perceptions of things?
(a) They make everything confusing.
(b) They make everything better.
(c) They make everything larger.
(d) They make everything harder.

4. What happens to Pere Rasles?
(a) He is killed by the Abnaki.
(b) He dies peacefully of old age.
(c) He is assassinated by the English.
(d) He is killed by enemies of the Abnaki.

5. Why does Franklin recommend against trying to make money in America through manufacturing?
(a) Few ships travel to America, so manufacturers could not market their goods to foreign ports.
(b) There are no cities in America in which to build manufacturing plants.
(c) To do well in manufacturing, you need large numbers of poor people who are willing to work for low wages.
(d) America does not have enough raw materials to do well at manufacturing any items of commercial value.

6. What does the narrator say was the place where Washington most liked to be?
(a) Exploring the frontier.
(b) In the capital.
(c) Home.
(d) In the field with his troops.

7. What famous ship does Williams say that a slave ship is the counterpart to?
(a) The Serapis.
(b) The Santa Maria.
(c) The Bon Homme Richard.
(d) The Mayflower.

8. What feature does Williams say most shapes Edgar Allen Poe's work?
(a) His locality.
(b) His religion.
(c) His ancestry.
(d) His education.

9. What does the "Poor Richard" narrator say is a common misconception that Europeans have about America?
(a) It is very hard to earn a living by farming in America.
(b) Americans place a high value on leisure time and do not like to work.
(c) It is a dangerous place because there are so many Indian raids.
(d) They can move there and quickly be elected to political office.

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

11. Why does Williams feel that women especially appreciated Burr?
(a) Burr was well-educated and had a distinguished military record.
(b) Burr treated women with respect and wanted them to be free.
(c) Burr did not care about religion.
(d) Burr was extremely handsome and dashing.

12. What virtue does the narrator say that Washington particularly valued in his troops?
(a) Patience.
(b) Obedience.
(c) Hard work.
(d) Honesty.

13. Who does the narrator say was the only American ever to see General Washington in a towering rage?
(a) Benjamin Franklin.
(b) General Lee.
(c) Thomas Jefferson.
(d) Aaron Burr.

14. Which Founding Father refers to Aaron Burr as dangerous?
(a) Benjamin Franklin.
(b) James Madison.
(c) Alexander Hamilton.
(d) Thomas Jefferson.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What event in Poe's life trapped him in his poetry?

2. What does Williams say that American families cheat their daughters out of by trying to frighten them into delaying the loss of their virginity?

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

4. What does Jacataqua ask Aaron Burr to do?

5. How does Captain Landais' insubordination to John Paul Jones begin?

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