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Age of Exploration

Quiz by Mara Thomas

Grade 7
Social Studies (2011)
South Carolina Learning Standards

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31 questions
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  • Q1
    Some Asian countries practice ______________ by shutting their borders to European explorers.
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    Capitalism
    Mecantilism
    Buddhism
    Isolationism
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  • Q2
    Triangular sails and rudder advancements led to the development of what type of ship?
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    Chinese Junk
    Portuguese Caravel
    Viking Dragon Ship
    Roman Galley
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  • Q3
    Mercantilists believe a country should
    Export more goods than it imports
    Print lots of paper money.
    Import more goods than it exports.
    Stop trade.
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  • Q4
    What traded good was used to enslave Western Africans?
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    Cotton
    Gun Powder
    Salt
    Corn
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  • Q5
    Trading post were the most loosely controlled settlements. The largest trading post empire in North America was built by _____________________.
    Netherlands
    Spain
    France
    Portugal
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  • Q6
    Spain, France, and England had different types of relationships with Native Americans. which of the following best describes the relationship between English colonists and Native Americans?
    They traveled deep into Native american lands to trade furs.
    They lived among Native Americans and learned their languages.
    They pushed Native Americans off their lands
    They tried to convert Native Americans to Catholicism
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  • Q7
    In what is now New England, English settlers mostly built _______.
    Settler Colonies
    Trading Posts
    Factory Towns
    Plantation Colonies
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  • Q8
    All of the following played an important role in the Triangle Trade except ________.
    Enslaved Africans
    Asian Spices
    Molasses
    Guns
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  • Q9
    Which of the following was not true about the Atlantic Slave Trade?
    It gave rise to racism in the Americas
    It contributed to the success of European colonies in the Americas
    It decreased warfare among the Africans
    It robbed African societies of their population
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  • Q10
    A new economic theory known as mercantilism encouraged Europeans to build colonies. What was the basic goal of mercantilism?
    To reduce government involvement in business.
    To acquire gold and silver through trade.
    To increase foreign investments.
    To acquire gold and silver through conquest
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  • Q11
    Of the following inventions which one did not help European explorers navigate?
    Compass
    Rudder
    Astrolabe
    Steam Engine
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  • Q12
    Which of the following European countries built plantation colonies in what is now the Southeastern region of the United States?
    England
    Spain
    France
    Portugal
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  • Q13
    The ideas of Capitalism and mercantilism come from the Age of Exploration. these two ideas form the basis of a market economy. what two factors control the ideas of capitalism, mercantilism, and Market economy?
    importing and exporting
    Supply and Demand
    commerce and investment
    Columbian Exchange and Triangle Trade
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  • Q14
    Europeans learned about ht e astrolabe through contact with which of the following people?
    Traders from India
    West Africans
    Native Americans
    Arab Traders
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  • Q15
    What was one of the specific advancements that had the largest impact on the Age of Exploration was?
    Compass
    Gun Powder
    Astrolabe
    Caravel
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  • Q16
    How did the Spanish conquistadors defeat the Aztecs, Incas and other Native American groups?
    By greatly out numbering them.
    With the use of guns, horses, disease, treachery and fear.
    By using the Native Americans' own weapons against them.
    By converting those Native American groups into Christians.
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  • Q17
    The Line of Demarcation was created to benefit what two countries during the Age of Exploration?
    Spain and England
    Portugal and France
    Spain and the Dutch
    Portugal and Spain
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  • Q18
    Which of the following did Capitalists believe?
    It wanted to keep government out of business.
    It placed little emphasis on the principle of supply and demand.
    It discouraged investment by entrepreneurs.
    It favored government regulation of business.
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  • Q19
    Why did Europeans risk their lives sailing to the unknown?
    They wanted to find a water passage to India and China for goods.
    They were looking for North and South America.
    They were looking for rich farmland to grow spices.
    They anted to test their new navigational equipment.
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  • Q20
    What was the primary economic activity in the West Indies?
    Settler Colonies
    Trading posts
    Plantations
    Manufacturing
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