Originally posted by Duchess64
One error: 'By whom was Maryland settled?'
I could not quite recall if it's George Calvert or, his son, Cecilius Calvert.
So I guessed the father, who died a few weeks before the charter for
Maryland was officially approved.
A modern major American dictionary of English lists George Calvert
(aka Lord Baltimore) as 'the founder of Maryland'. It does not mention
Cecilius Calvert--the 1912 test's 'right answer'--at all.
In my view, the question 'By whom was Maryland settled?' is confusing.
George Calvert was the prime mover behind the settlement of Maryland.
He set the wheels in motion and just happened to die a few weeks before
the charter was officially approved. If the 1912 test had wanted the right
answer to be *unambiguously* Cecilius Calvert, then it should have asked
this question, 'Who was the leader of the new colony of Maryland when it
received a charter from King Charles I of England?'