# Америка в прошлом и настоящем. Часть I. Горчакова Е.П - 10 стр.

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Song of a Man About to Die in a Strange Land
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If I die here in a strange land,
If I die in a land not my own,
Nevertheless, the thunder,
The rolling thunder,
Will take me home.
If I die here, the wind,
The wind rushing over the prairie,
The wind will take me home.
The wind and the thunder,
They are the same everywhere,
What does it matter, then,
If I die here in a strange land?
(Ojibwa)
Choose the best answer for the following:
1. The subject of the historical background reading is
a. the voyage of Columbus.
b. America's first explorers.
c. the Pueblo people and their culture.
2. From what we are told in paragraph 4, we may infer that
a. the first Americans sailed under a land bridge to America.
b. the first Americans walked to America's eastern shore.
c. the first Americans walked to America's western shore.
3. According to paragraph 8, the author thinks that
a. the migration of the first people to America was a good thing.
b. the migration of the first people to America was a bad thing.
c. the migration of the first people to America did not matter.
4. The development of Native American language, art, and culture
a. was a result of the discovery of farming.
b. caused the discovery of farming.
c. had no relation to the discovery of farming.
5. Based on the information in paragraph 12, we may suppose that
a. the Eastern Woodlands people often traveled.
b. the Eastern Woodlands people did not travel much.
c. the Plains people sometimes traveled.
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From Literature of the American Indian, T. Sanders and W. Peck, 1976.
                        Song of a Man About to Die in a Strange Land‫٭‬

If I die here in a strange land,
If I die in a land not my own,
Nevertheless, the thunder,
The rolling thunder,
Will take me home.

If I die here, the wind,
The wind rushing over the prairie,
The wind will take me home.

The wind and the thunder,
They are the same everywhere,
What does it matter, then,
If I die here in a strange land?
(Ojibwa)
Choose the best answer for the following:
1. The subject of the historical background reading is
a. the voyage of Columbus.
b. America's first explorers.
c. the Pueblo people and their culture.
2. From what we are told in paragraph 4, we may infer that
a. the first Americans sailed under a land bridge to America.
b. the first Americans walked to America's eastern shore.
c. the first Americans walked to America's western shore.
3. According to paragraph 8, the author thinks that
a. the migration of the first people to America was a good thing.
b. the migration of the first people to America was a bad thing.
c. the migration of the first people to America did not matter.
4. The development of Native American language, art, and culture
a. was a result of the discovery of farming.
b. caused the discovery of farming.
c. had no relation to the discovery of farming.
5. Based on the information in paragraph 12, we may suppose that
a. the Eastern Woodlands people often traveled.
b. the Eastern Woodlands people did not travel much.
c. the Plains people sometimes traveled.
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From Literature of the American Indian, T. Sanders and W. Peck, 1976.

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