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Drake's Plate of Brass: Quiz


Question 1: Parsons, finds himself central to an effort to travel back in time to Nova Albion where the ________ had been careened for repairs in order to kill Drake and alter history.
EnglandGolden HindLondonFrancis Drake

Question 2: Hart reached out to Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art at Oxford University and at the ________ for a detailed analysis.
Lawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryLos Alamos National LaboratoryArgonne National LaboratoryAmes Laboratory

Question 3: Barron, a former curator of American history at the De Young Museum in ________, designed the plate and bought the brass at a nearby shipyard, where a worker cut the plate from modern brass with a modern guillotine shear.
Los AngelesSan FranciscoSan Jose, CaliforniaOakland, California

Question 4: After the plate came to public attention in 1936, historians immediately raised questions regarding the plate's wording, spelling, and ________.

Question 5: In ________'s science fiction novel Dr. Futurity (1960) the main character, Dr.
Philip K. DickFlow My Tears, the Policeman SaidPhilip K. Dick bibliographyVALIS

Question 6: It is known that Drake landed somewhere north of the Golden Gate and ________ in 1579.
San Francisco BaySan Francisco Bay AreaSan Jose, CaliforniaOakland, California

Question 7: Bolton selected Professor Cohn Fink, chair of the Division of Electrochemistry of ________, to authenticate the plate.
Cornell UniversityNew York UniversityRutgers UniversityColumbia University

Question 8: The plate was acquired by – and until 2005 was on display at – The Bancroft Library of the ________.
University of California, IrvineUniversity of California, BerkeleyUniversity of California, Los AngelesStanford University

Question 9: The target of the hoax, ________, had a special interest in the plate.
Walter Prescott WebbEric FonerSamuel Eliot MorisonHerbert Eugene Bolton

Question 10: The so-called Drake's Plate of Brass is a forgery that purports to be the brass plaque that ________ posted upon landing in Northern California in 1579.
Hippolyte de BouchardFrancis DrakeEdward LowJohn Hawkins


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