Wednesday, March 19, 2014

history you didn't care about

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If you participated in the scavenger hunt, you would have run across the history quiz I created on Sarah's blog, Of Simple Things.  Though no one took the time or mind-energy to take it (don't worry, can't say I blame you), I thought I may as well post the answers on here...

1. True or false?
Beer was considered a nutritious drink, while water was actually considered unhealthy.

Answer:
True.

2. True or false?
The pastor of the Pilgrims' congregation, John Robinson, stayed behind in England.

Answer:
False.
(He stayed behind in Holland. Yes, I'm the cruel person who adds an almost-trick question.)


3. True or false?
Constance Hopkins was but a child of eleven when she boarded the Mayflower with her family.

Answer:
False.
(She was fourteen years of age.)

4. True or false?
Constance Hopkins was often referred to as 'Constanta' rather than Constance.

Answer:
True. 
(William Bradford often referred to her as 'Constanta', though her real name was Constance.)

5. True or false?
Lummelen was a version of hide-and-seek that the children would play.

Answer:
False.
(Lummelen was a form of Keep Away, or more often referred to now as Monkey in the Middle.)

6. True or false?
The Speedwell leaked three times before they finally left her behind.

Answer:
True.
(It leaked on its short voyage from Holland to England, and it leaked twice again before they finally left her behind.)

7. True or false?
The first Indian to introduce himself to the new settlers was a man named Tisquantum, or more commonly known as Squanto.

Answer:
False.
(Samoset was the first Indian to introduce himself.)

8. True or false?
“Puritan” was a derogatory term in the early 1600s.

Answer:
True.

* * *

(Question One)
Which real-life character do you suspect Hope finds most exasperating in the book?

1. Constance Hopkins
2. Francis Billington
3. Mary Chilton
4. None of the above

Answer:
2. Francis Billington

(Question Two)
Which animal is most often mentioned?

1. A cat
2. A dog
3. A milk cow
4. None of the above

Answer:
4. None of the above

(Question Three)
Which Indian do you think Hope becomes friends with?

1. Squanto
2. Massasoit
3. Samoset
4. None of the above

Answer:
1. Squanto

(Question Four)
What is Hope's mob cap called?

1. A mob cap (duh)
2. A coif
3. A kerchief
4. None of the above

Answer:
2. A coif

(Question Five)
Which real-life adult did Hope interact with the most?

1. Priscilla Mullins
2. Elder Brewster
3. Goodwife Hopkins
4. None of the above

Answer:
3. Goodwife Hopkins

(Question Six)
Which selection of languages is present in the book?

1. Just English
2. English and Dutch
3. Elvish
4. None of the above

Answer:
4. None of the above.
(There are three languages present in Cry of Hope: English, Dutch, and Wampanoag.)

(Question Seven)
What did Hope sleep on while on the Mayflower voyage?

1. A bunk bed
2. A hammock
3. A blanket on the floor
4. None of the above

Answer:
2. A hammock

(Question Eight)
Which real-life child is not mentioned in the book?

1. Constance Robinson
2. Francis Billington
3. Mary Chilton
4. None of the above

Answer:
3. Mary Chilton

And as one last mentioning, you can now add Cry of Hope to your To-Read list on Goodreads. ^.^

3 comments:

  1. Dear dear me! I really had meant to comment on your post on Sarah's blog - since I felt I knew at least a few of the answers. I am so sorry about that, Emily darling!! <3 As it is, there were a few surprises in the mix which I enjoyed learning about ;). Oooh, and you'd be happy to know that I just ordered 'Cry of Hope' from Amazon on Tuesday ^_^. I can't wait for it to arrive in the mail!!!

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  2. This is so cool! I enjoyed reading this! =)

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  3. JOY :: Aw, don't fret, dear. I quite understand. Besides, it was such fun to compile the questions that it didn't feel like a great loss of time. ;)

    You did order CRY OF HOPE? Hurrah! Thank you, darling. ^.^

    EMILY :: I'm glad. =)

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