JCJC American Literature – American Literature Midterm Exam – Flashcards

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Most of what we know of native literature comes to us from the oral tradition.
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true
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Anne Bradstreet suffers the loss of several of her children early in her life.
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false
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John Smith wrote about his experiences with the ___________________ Indians.
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Powhatan
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From "The Iroquois Creation Story," the "good mind" gained victory over his brother, the "bad mind," by beating him to death with
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deer antlers
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Columbus sought one land, found another, and never knew that he failed to open a way to the Indies.
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true
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Christopher Columbus was popular with his patrons all of his life.
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false
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John Smith married an Indian Queen and gained game and fortune.
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false
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How many journeys to the New World did Columbus make between 1492 and 1504?
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4
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Though he was born into a family of wool workers, Christopher Columbus turned to the sea as a young man and developed a plan to find
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a commercially viable Atlantic route to Asia
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Pocahontas saved John Smith's life, and the Emperor __________________ as well as the other natives allowed John Smith to make hatchets, bells, beads, and copper.
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Powhatan
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William Bradford was the governor of Plymouth Plantation.
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true
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Who wrote the Mayflower Compact?
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William Bradford
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_____________________wrote an account of his adventures later in his life. This account was very popular in England, but it may have exaggerated the writer's importance.
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John Smith
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Puritans believed human beings are born innocent and become corrupted as they live their lives.
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false
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Which of the following is true?
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All of these.
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Puritan writers mainly sought to glorify God in their writing.
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true
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Christopher Columbus fell out of favor with Isabella and Ferdinand, dying a very unhappy man despite his subsequent reputation.
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true
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Anne Bradstreet's book of poetry was the first published volume of poems written by a resident in the New World and was widely read.
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true
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According to Puritan beliefs, God "saves" those he wishes--only a few are selected for salvation. This concept is called predestination.
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true
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Columbus made four voyages between 1492 and 1504. He died a happy, wealthy man.
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false
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American Puritan writing became one of the founding literatures of the new nation.
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true
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How did William Bradford's wife die?
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she was lost overboard when he went ashore in Plymouth Bay
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Columbus only made one voyage to the New World.
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false
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John Smith was exhibited in several Indian villages before being brought to the village where _______________ was the emperor.
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Powhatan
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John Smith was saved from death to make Pochontas bells and to make Powhatan hatchets, according to his account.
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true
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John Smith was the first governor of Plymouth Plantation.
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false
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Native American stories are always serious, never comical.
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false
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Early Native American cultures were oral--they chanted, sang, or presented in long narratives their cultural information.
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true
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Mary Rowlandson believed her captivity made her a stronger Christian.
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true
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Edward Taylor was a Puritan minister.
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true
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Wampanoag and their Narraganset allies took several settlers captive and held them for ransom; among these captives was Mary White Rowlandson, the wife of a Congregationalist minister.
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true
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Why did Mary Rowlandson decide to write her story?
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all of these
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Anne Bradstreet came to America from England with John Winthrop's Puritan group in 1630.
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true
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The first permanent English settlement, at Jamestown in 1607, was influenced by religious motives.
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false
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The Mayflower Compact, influenced by the Pilgrims' strong inclination to separate their government from the Church of England, created the Mayflower Compact which sets a strong precedent for the policy of self-government in America.
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true
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Columbus reached the island of
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Hispanola
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John Smith was captured by French Pirates, so he wrote about it to take his mind off his misery.
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true
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John Smith was an aggressive self-promoter who wrote and published a history of the ______________________ colony in 1624.
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Virginia
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In May 1607, three boatloads of English settlers sponsored by the Virginia Company of London anchored near the swampy shores of Chesapeake Bay.
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true
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The trip to the New World for John Smith and his companions was sponsored by
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The Virginia Company of London
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Edward Taylor wrote the poems in our textbook in preparation for Communion and as an act of devotion to God.
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true
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The first item printed in Pennsylvania, although it came from a press established by an Englishman, was actually in German.
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true
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Most of what we know of native literature comes to us from the oral tradition.
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true
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Anne Bradstreet suffers the loss of several of her children early in her life.
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false
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John Smith wrote about his experiences with the ___________________ Indians.
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Powhatan
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From "The Iroquois Creation Story," the "good mind" gained victory over his brother, the "bad mind," by beating him to death with
answer
deer antlers
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Columbus sought one land, found another, and never knew that he failed to open a way to the Indies.
answer
true
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Christopher Columbus was popular with his patrons all of his life.
answer
false
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John Smith married an Indian Queen and gained game and fortune.
answer
false
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How many journeys to the New World did Columbus make between 1492 and 1504?
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4
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Though he was born into a family of wool workers, Christopher Columbus turned to the sea as a young man and developed a plan to find
answer
a commercially viable Atlantic route to Asia
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Pocahontas saved John Smith's life, and the Emperor __________________ as well as the other natives allowed John Smith to make hatchets, bells, beads, and copper.
answer
Powhatan
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William Bradford was the governor of Plymouth Plantation.
answer
true
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Who wrote the Mayflower Compact?
answer
William Bradford
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_____________________wrote an account of his adventures later in his life. This account was very popular in England, but it may have exaggerated the writer's importance.
answer
John Smith
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Puritans believed human beings are born innocent and become corrupted as they live their lives.
answer
false
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Which of the following is true?
answer
All of these.
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Puritan writers mainly sought to glorify God in their writing.
answer
true
question
Christopher Columbus fell out of favor with Isabella and Ferdinand, dying a very unhappy man despite his subsequent reputation.
answer
true
question
Anne Bradstreet's book of poetry was the first published volume of poems written by a resident in the New World and was widely read.
answer
true
question
According to Puritan beliefs, God "saves" those he wishes--only a few are selected for salvation. This concept is called predestination.
answer
true
question
Columbus made four voyages between 1492 and 1504. He died a happy, wealthy man.
answer
false
question
American Puritan writing became one of the founding literatures of the new nation.
answer
true
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How did William Bradford's wife die?
answer
she was lost overboard when he went ashore in Plymouth Bay
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Columbus only made one voyage to the New World.
answer
false
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John Smith was exhibited in several Indian villages before being brought to the village where _______________ was the emperor.
answer
Powhatan
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John Smith was saved from death to make Pochontas bells and to make Powhatan hatchets, according to his account.
answer
true
question
John Smith was the first governor of Plymouth Plantation.
answer
false
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Native American stories are always serious, never comical.
answer
false
question
Early Native American cultures were oral--they chanted, sang, or presented in long narratives their cultural information.
answer
true
question
Mary Rowlandson believed her captivity made her a stronger Christian.
answer
true
question
Edward Taylor was a Puritan minister.
answer
true
question
Wampanoag and their Narraganset allies took several settlers captive and held them for ransom; among these captives was Mary White Rowlandson, the wife of a Congregationalist minister.
answer
true
question
Why did Mary Rowlandson decide to write her story?
answer
all of these
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Anne Bradstreet came to America from England with John Winthrop's Puritan group in 1630.
answer
true
question
The first permanent English settlement, at Jamestown in 1607, was influenced by religious motives.
answer
false
question
The Mayflower Compact, influenced by the Pilgrims' strong inclination to separate their government from the Church of England, created the Mayflower Compact which sets a strong precedent for the policy of self-government in America.
answer
true
question
Columbus reached the island of
answer
Hispanola
question
John Smith was captured by French Pirates, so he wrote about it to take his mind off his misery.
answer
true
question
John Smith was an aggressive self-promoter who wrote and published a history of the ______________________ colony in 1624.
answer
Virginia
question
In May 1607, three boatloads of English settlers sponsored by the Virginia Company of London anchored near the swampy shores of Chesapeake Bay.
answer
true
question
The trip to the New World for John Smith and his companions was sponsored by
answer
The Virginia Company of London
question
Edward Taylor wrote the poems in our textbook in preparation for Communion and as an act of devotion to God.
answer
true
question
The first item printed in Pennsylvania, although it came from a press established by an Englishman, was actually in German.
answer
true