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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Menendez, who was looking for ___________, found his party held captive by Chief Carlos.
(a) His wife.
(b) His daughter.
(c) His brother.
(d) His son.

2. The rains usually end by the end of _________.
(a) May.
(b) March.
(c) April.
(d) June.

3. The Indians were forced to move further __________.
(a) North.
(b) South.
(c) West.
(d) East.

4. The French and _____________ had established settlements in the Americas.
(a) Portuguese.
(b) German.
(c) British.
(d) Dutch.

5. The rains begin in ________________.
(a) May or June.
(b) June or July.
(c) March or April.
(d) April or May.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was given the governorship of Cuba and Florida by the Spanish king?

2. Both blacks and Indians had been given freedom and citizenship by Spanish Florida causing problems between Spanish and ___________ America that would continue for more than one hundred years.

3. A thirteen-year-old boy named Escalante de Fonteneda remained with the Indians for how many years?

4. The Spanish priests continued to try to do what?

5. When Menendez explained he could not be with a non-Christian woman, Carlos said to do what?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the treaties signed by the Indians. Why did they sign these treaties?

2. Where are the Everglades located? Why is this important to this book?

3. Why did Jesuits arrive in Florida? How successful were they? Why?

4. Describe and explain the relationship between the Indians and blacks.

5. How might the Indians who were the first to travel to Europe feel? Why?

6. Describe the first Indians in Florida. How do they compare to other tribes around the U.S?

7. How were the Native Americans treated by the European countries who sent out explorers? Why?

8. Describe the rainy season in the Everglades.

9. From where does the name 'Everglades' come? How is this similar to the Indian name? How are these names fitting for this region?

10. Who did Carlos give Menendez as a wife? Why?

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