- What is the lecture mainly about?
- A. The growth and influence of historical institutions in the early United States
- B. Facts and myths about Christopher Columbus
- C. New information about events that occurred during Columbus’ explorations
- D. How Columbus’ story was used to help create a national identity for the United States
- According to the professor, why did John Pintard promote the commemoration of the three hundredth anniversary of Columbus’ landing?
- A. To encourage patriotism
- B. To demonstrate his own wealth and influence
- C. To lessen the influence held by the leaders of the American revolution
- D. To correct what he claimed were mistaken beliefs about Columbus
- What were two contributing factors to the selection of Columbus as a United States national hero?
[CHOOSE 2 ANSWERS]
- A. His writings were popular at the time
- B. He had no connection to the rulers of Britain.
- C. The leaders of the revolution did not want to be considered heroes.
- D. Few people were more famous in the early years of the United States.
- What does the professor imply about the facts of Columbus’s life?
- A. They were not relevant for Pintard’s purposes.
- B. They are an important part of early United States history.
- C. They are not presented accurately in Columbus’ own writings.
- D. They were researched thoroughly before his selection as a national hero
- What is the professor’s attitude toward studying what she calls the “mythical Columbus”?
- A. It is a good way to discover facts about Columbus’ explorations.
- B. It is a way to learn about the society that created the myth.
- C. It is likely to cause confusion among those who want to learn United States history.
- D. It is not as interesting as doing research into the writings of Columbus.
- Why does the student say this: 🎧
- A. To question the accuracy of the professor’s statement
- B. To ask for examples of mistaken beliefs about Columbus
- C. To propose an alternative explanation
- D. To find out if he understood the professor’s point
D A BC A B D