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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
  • Q2
    What enabled sailors to sail into and against the wind?
    larger ships
    lateen sails
  • 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
  • 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
  • Q5
    people who start businesses are
  • 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
  • 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
  • Q8
    Which of the following documents inspired the US constitution?
    Magna Carta
    Truman Doctrine
    Rights of Kings
    Treaty of Versailles
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Q13
    Which Enlightenment philosopher supported the idea of "separation of powers" in governments?
    Thomas Hobbes
    Baron de Montesquieu
    John Locke
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  • 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
  • Q15
    The economic system in which the government owns industries and the factors of production for all citizens is called
    free enterprise

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