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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What happens to Pere Rasles?
2. What does Williams admire about Poe's choice of words?
3. What characteristic drives Franklin's curiosity, according to one of the narrators of "Poor Richard"?
4. What kind of position is Jones' squadron in when the battle begins?
5. Who is the narrator for the second half of "Poor Richard"?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What does Williams mean when he says that fear drove Benjamin Franklin's curiosity, that he built a nation based on the desire to huddle and protect? Write an essay explaining why you think Williams might feel this way. Support your answer with evidence from the book.
Essay Topic 2
Williams writes about three historical figures who admired Indians and who preferred living with Indians to living with white settlers. Who are those three figures? Write an essay in which you draw on details from each of their stories to explain why Williams so idolizes men who made this kind of choice.
Essay Topic 3
Consider Williams' statement, "History, history! We fools, what do we know or care? History begins for us with murder and enslavement, not with discovery. No, we are not Indians but we are men of their world. The blood means nothing; the spirit, the ghost of the land moves in the blood, moves the blood." What does Williams mean? Do you agree with him or disagree? Write an essay in which you react to his statements.
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