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Trivia Quiz - Isaac Jogues: Jesuit Priest, Missionary, and Martyr
Isaac Jogues (January 10, 1607 – October 18, 1646) was a priest, missionary, and martyr who traveled and worked among the native populations in North America.
December 18, 2011
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1. What native American tribes were allies of the French, and were working with Isaac Jogues when he was captured?
D. B and C
2. What tribe captured St. Isaac Jogues circa 1642?
3. What physical injuries were inflicted on St.Jogues during captivity?
A. He was missing fingers.
B. He lost an eye.
C. He had a missing foot.
D. He lost his right arm.
4. Why were St. Jogues' injuries especially troubling professionally for the priest?
A. He could no longer write his journals.
B. He could not perform the Eucharist without Papal dispensation.
C. He lost depth perception - common for those missing an eye.
D. His missing foot made travel in the wilderness trying.
5. How did St. Jogues escape the native Americans?
A. He fled during a harvest celebration.
B. British troops release St. Jogues during a patrol through Albany.
C. Dutch merchants smuggled him into a ship.
D. The native Americans released him as part of a prisoner exchange.
6. From what point did St. Jogues embark in the New World, to return to France?
A. New Amsterdam (NYC)
B. Boston, Massachussetts
C. Jamestown, Virginia
D. Montreal, Canada
7. When St. Jogues returned to the New World, he initially had some sucess with the native Americans. What events ended this good fortune and brought more torment to the priest?
A. An eclipse of the sun brought superstitious dread to the locals.
B. A meteor shower during a mass frightened the converts.
C. Sickness and crop failure hit the Mohawks.
D. The Mohawk Chief had a siezure, and the priest could not save him.
8. How did the church in Canada discover that St. Jogues had undergone trials and tribulations among the Mohawks, but escaped?
A. When St. Jogues returned to Canada from France in 1644
B. When native Americans came to Montreal after the escape, and demanded St. Jogues be returned to them.
C. The church was informed by letter from St. Jogues 3 months before St. Jogues returned.
D. The church was notified three years later, when St. Jogue was cannonized.
9. Why was St. Jogues so valuable to the French in the New World?
A. He spoke the language, and understood the local cultures.
B. He understood military science, and could provide military advice.
C. Native Americans feared St. Jogues because of his injuries and his piety.
D. St. Jogues was the only capable voyager (wilderness scout) available that knew Dutch colonists.
10. Where did St. Jogues die?
A. New Rochelle, France
B. Montreal - near the St. Lawrence River
C. Burlington, Vermont - near Lake Champlain
D. Auriesville, New York
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