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The Norse by way of Iceland and Greenland
Ice Age hunters via the Bering land bridge
English Puritans who traveled across the Atlantic Ocean
They were Protestants who sought to purify the Church of England and return to a simpler form of worship.
They believed that the clergy and government should act as intermediaries between the individual and God.
Some thought the Church of England was too corrupt to reform and called for a complete separation from it.
They wanted to establish a new society patterned after God’s word and self-sustaining, profitable colony.
A national church
A constitutional democracy
The Salem witch trials
So that scholars could work on a new translation of the Bible
So the children of the "elect" could aquire the skills needed to govern
To train ministers for the rapidly expanding colony
Were sinners in the eyes of God with no hope of redemption
Were either saved or damned, according to God’s will
Could think in an ordered manner, thereby improving their lives
It expounds the moral, ethical, and religious tenets of the Puritans.
It describes Franklin’s devout religious practices.
It provides the model for the classic American rags-to-riches story.
It shows that the notion of a self-made person is an unrealistic myth.
Only a spiritual journey
Only a physical journey
Both a spiritual and physical journey
Neither a spiritual nor a physical journey
The heavy storms
The will of God
The treaty they have made with the American Indians
The departure of the loathsome sailors
Their great store of grain and corn
Losing her faith in God’s goodness
Failing to react quickly in an emergency
Not taking proper precautions against fire
Valuing material possessions too much
She is being punished for the sin of vanity
Material objects are ultimately God’s and not hers
She secretly wants all her possessions to vanish
God has prepared a rich home for her in heaven
Through the fire, she has atoned for her sins
She has emerged unharmed from the fire
Homemaker making skeins of yarn
Judge weighing evidence
Person building a spinning wheel
Each state to fight independently as the British approach
The states to train their militias in guerrilla tactics
The troops of all the states to join together in the fight
Face destruction by the British troops
Suffer the hostility of the other states
Create its own government
British soldiers are using sneak attacks against the colonies.
The king is in dire need of money for his treasury
The British are trying to take what is not theirs
Uses a dramatic rhetorical technique to convey ideas
Develops a family-based theme throughout the selection
Presents his thoughts using only plain, ordinary language
The addition of new words to British English
The increasingly nasal pronunciation of British English
The physical separation of Britain and America
Only in American
Only in Britain
In both America and Britain
In neither America nor Britain
Was adapted from an American Indian language
Describes the American lifestyle
Originated in, or is peculiar to, the United States
Believed the English language had reached perfection in the eighteenth century and should not be changed
Believed a new American literature could supplant British literature as the authority for usage
Were concerned that these phrases would contribute to political unrest
Were intimidated by the improvements made to British English
Their languages eventually would change so much that the two peoples would be unable to understand each other
Language differences would cause economic problems in America
The language differences would eventually revert leading back to a common usage
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