Discussion About Colonial Settlements
Listen to part of a conversation between a student and her United States History professor.
- What are the speakers mainly discussing?
- A. A point about southern settlements that the student did not understand.
- B. A problem with an assignment on colonial shipping routes.
- C. Reasons why the student prefers to write a paper relates to architecture.
- D. An aspect of colonial settlements the student wants to research.
- What is the professor’s opinion about the student’s interest in architecture?
- A. He thinks the student’s focus on architecture prevents her from broadening her perspective.
- B. He thinks it may contribute to her producing an interesting research paper.
- C. He hopes she will choose to major in both history and architecture.
- D. He suspects that it may not provide her with the necessary background for the paper she is writing.
- What does the professor want the student to do when they write their papers?
- A. Show a connection between history and another field in which they are interested.
- B. Develop a research topic that has not been investigated before.
- C. Explain how an aspect of United States culture has changed over time.
- D. Describe early differences between regions of the United States.
- Why does the professor mention medieval Europe?
- A. To point out an important difference of Europe and the United State.
- B. To introduce a reason that the first European settlers moved to North American.
- C. To indicate the style of community planning followed by in the northern colonies.
- D. To point out that urban planning has changed considerably since the medieval period.
- What does the professor imply about storage and port facilities?
- A. They were one indicator of the emphasis put on trade in the southern colonies.
- B. They were a sign of something the northern and southern colonies had in common.
- C. They were multipurpose facilities also used for community meetings.
- D. They were designed to be similar to those found in Europe.
D B D C A