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A Desperate Trek Across America
English II Selection Test
Terms in this set (15)
The author uses a quotation from Cabeza de Vaca in paragraph 2 to?
emphasize how bad conditions were for the group in Florida
"I refrain here from telling this at greater length because each one can imagine for himself what could happen in a land so strange." Why does the author use a primary source in his description of the expedition?
to get the reader engaged and show it from his point of view and to give and to give more detail for the reader and to give more depth so we really know where he is coming from and how he thinks
In paragraph 4, the author explains that Cabeza de Vaca and his men didn't negotiate with the Indians when they first arrived because?
The indians were intimidated by the horses and weapons that Cabeza de Vaca and his men carried
In paragraph 7, the word flotilla means
small group of military vessels
In paragraph 7, the author's use of words such as tormented, hunger, and drenched contribute to a mood that is the best described as?
Which word from the selection is closest in meaning to odyssey from paragraph 10?
The author uses a rhetorical question in paragraph 13 to?
describe the thoughts of Cabeza de Vaca
The author organized the selection by?
describing the journey in the order in which it happened
which sentence from the selection best expresses how the attitudes of Cabeza de Vaca and his companions were changed by their experience?
they lived by their wits, coming to terms with half a dozen native languages and making sense of societies that other Europeans could not even begin to fathom
Had to be creative to survive
were the first people to make it to the West Coast
thought the others were medicine men
became separated from the rest of their group
what happens to Cabeza de Vaca and his companions in the selection? Label the events in the order in which they happened. The first event will be labeled 1 and the last will be labeled 4
1:they become separated from their boat in Florida
3:they are taken as slaves across the Southwest
4:they are rescued by spanish slaves at the Pacific Ocean
2:they float across the Gulf of Mexico on rafts
how does the author the selection to contrast the relationship between Cabeza de Vaca and the Indians at the beginning of the journey with his relationship with them at the end of the journey?
at the first he thought the indians were bad because he knew nothing about them but when he got stranded they saved him and he followed there ways and transformed him into a new person. The author puts it in so we know at the beginning he thought they were bad to them then after being saved by them and living there lifestyle
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