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Quiz by Laura Carson

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  • Q1
    Why did Europeans begin exploring the world?
    Europeans were looking for North and South America
    Europeans were looking for rich farmland to grow spices
    Europeans wanted to test their navigational equipment
    Europeans wanted to find a water passage to India and China for goods
    30s
  • Q2
    What enabled sailors to sail into and against the wind?
    larger ships
    astrolabe
    lateen sails
    sextant
    30s
  • Q3
    Which of the following best describes how the slave trade affected African society?
    it made African countries stronger than European countries
    it weakened the power of African nations
    it brought wealth to all of the people of Africa
    it led to a decrease in trade between Africa and Europe
    30s
  • Q4
    Capitalism is an economic system in which
    the government controls the factors of production
    individuals own and invest their money in businesses with the goal of making a profit
    the government gives control of the economy to a central authority
    businesses request permission from the government to open their doors
    30s
  • Q5
    people who start businesses are
    interdependent
    philosophers
    socialist
    entrepreneurs
    30s
  • Q6
    Why did Japan decide to close its doors to foreigners in 1639?
    the Japanese feared diseases carried by foreign traders
    Japan saw Korea prosper as a result of not including any Europeans in their country
    Japan decided to focus on farming instead of trade
    Japan was concerned when Spain sent Christian missionaries to convert the people of East Asia
    30s
  • Q7
    What was one requirement of mercantilism?
    colonies had to establish manufacturing centers
    colonies had to sell their raw materials to many countries
    colonies had to conserve their natural resources
    colonies had to sell their raw materials to the colonial power only
    30s
  • Q8
    Which of the following documents inspired the US constitution?
    Magna Carta
    Truman Doctrine
    Rights of Kings
    Treaty of Versailles
    30s
  • Q9
    What was the Glorious Revolution in England?
    celebration of Louis XIV's rise to the throne
    an effort to increase the power of the monarchy
    victory in the Seven Years' War
    an effort to limit the power of the monarchy
    30s
  • Q10
    A constitution serves each of the following purposes EXCEPT
    to define the law of a country
    to explain the structure of government
    to give power to an absolute monarch
    to describe the goals and ideals of a people
    30s
  • Q11
    Which of the following was a cause of the French Revolution?
    the peasants put the nation into debt
    widespread famine
    the nobles paid too much in taxes
    invasion from Austria
    30s
  • Q12
    Which of the following best describes a constitutional monarchy?
    an elected president and two other branches of government make laws
    monarchs rule only according to limits of basic laws
    a dictator makes all decisions and controls every aspect of society
    monarchs have absolute power and make their own laws
    30s
  • Q13
    Which Enlightenment philosopher supported the idea of "separation of powers" in governments?
    Thomas Hobbes
    Baron de Montesquieu
    John Locke
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    30s
  • Q14
    Simon Bolivar is considered the "George Washington" of Latin America because he:
    was the first to discover them
    brought the Industrial Revolution to the area
    made them European colonies
    helped them gain their independence
    30s
  • Q15
    The economic system in which the government owns industries and the factors of production for all citizens is called
    entrepreneurship
    socialism
    capitalism
    free enterprise
    30s

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