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2nd Six Weeks Practice Age of Exploration Vocab

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  • Q1
    Magellan had no idea how vast the Pacific Ocean was and while the ships were still at sea, the crew ran out of food, nearly_________________________ to death. One sailor wrote about the terrible time. “We ate biscuit . . . swarming with worms. . . . We drank yellow water that had been putrid [rotten] for days . . . and often we ate sawdust from boards.”
    circumnavigating
    accomplishing
    achieving
    starving
    120s
  • Q2
    Europeans of this time had several ___________________ for exploring the world such as finding gold, achieving glory, and sharing their faith (religion).
    navigational tools
    adequate
    obstacles
    motives
    30s
  • Q3
    Advances in knowledge and technology helped to make the ________________________ a period of European exploration and discovery that lasted from about 1418 to 1620.
    empire
    impact
    Age of Exploration
    colony
    30s
  • Q4
    In the early 1400s , one key advance was in __________________ the art and science of mapmaking.
    cartography
    circumnavigate
    impact
    achievement
    30s
  • Q5
    During the 1500s, Portugal also began to establish _________________, a territory, under the political and economic control of another country, in Brazil.
    empire
    impact
    colonies
    geography
    30s
  • Q6
    The Spanish carried diseases that caused deadly ____________________ an outbreak of a contagious disease which spread quickly and over a wide geographic area, among the Aztecs.
    disease
    epidemics
    adequate
    obstacle
    30s
  • Q7
    Exploration and trade contributed to the growth of _______________________ an economic system based on investment of money for profit.
    empire
    region
    market economy
    capitalism
    30s
  • Q8
    If the supply of an item was large and few people wanted it, sellers lowered the price and this kind of system, based on supply and demand, is called a ________________ ______________, an economy in which prices are determined by the buying and selling decisions of individuals in the marketplace.
    supply and demand
    market economy
    adequate
    capitalism
    30s
  • Q9
    Merchants hired people to work from their own cottages, turning raw materials from overseas into finished products and this growing ________________ ________________, a small-scale business in which people produce goods at home, was especially important in the manufacture of textiles.
    geographical region
    cottage industry
    navigational tools
    supply and demand
    30s
  • Q10
    A final result of exploration was a new economic policy called ____________________, an economic policy by which nations try to gather wealth by establishing colonies and controlling trade.
    mercantilism
    circumnavigate
    geography
    cottage industry
    30s
  • Q11
    something that has been done or achieved through effort: a result of hard work
    goal
    achievement
    obstacle
    geography
    30s
  • Q12
    satisfactory or acceptable in quality or quantity
    circumnavigate
    adequate
    navigation
    achievement
    30s
  • Q13
    the science or practice of cultivating soil, producing crops, & livestock
    agriculture
    navigational tools
    industry
    production
    30s
  • Q14
    sail all around, especially the world; go around or across something
    explore
    circumnavigate
    journey
    voyage
    30s
  • Q15
    a leader in the Spanish conquests of America, Mexico, and Peru in the 16th century
    conquistador
    conqueror
    emperor
    explorer
    30s

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