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Culture - Amerindians

Quiz by Marco Schaumloeffel

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  • Q1
    What is a characteristic of the Tupi peoples?
    They were nomadic tribes
    They were only hunters and gatherers
    They had advanced technology
    They were taking the first steps in the agricultural revolution
  • Q2
    What was one of the crops cultivated by the Tupi peoples?
  • Q3
    What type of settlements did the Tupi peoples live in?
    Single-family homes
    They were scattered in small groups of 5-10 people
    Conglomerate of several villages
    They were all together along the coast
  • Q4
    What was one of the forms of indigenous slavery in colonial Brazil?
    They had to capture and enslave Africans
    Voluntary servitude of free Indians
    Capture and enslavement of free Indians
    Indentured servitude of Indians
  • Q5
    What was the main purpose of captive Indians in colonial society?
    Labor in plantation agriculture, mainly coffee
    Labor in subsistence production
    Military service for the Portuguese
    Manual labor in monocultures for colonists
  • Q6
    What was the role of indigenous labor in wars against other Indians and fugitive black slaves?
    Indigenous labor was only used for peaceful activities and not for warfare.
    Indigenous labor was used as a last resort in wars, after all other options were exhausted.
    Indigenous labor was not involved in wars, as it was primarily used for agricultural tasks.
    Indigenous labor played a preponderant role in wars against other Indians and fugitive black slaves.
  • Q7
    What was the attitude of Europeans towards indigenous slavery?
    They saw it as a necessary evil and tried to regulate it.
    They saw it as a temporary solution and aimed to eventually abolish it.
    They saw it as immoral and fought against it.
    They saw it as a praiseworthy practice and relied on it for labor and conversion.
  • Q8
    What was the impact of European colonization on the indigenous population?
    European colonization led to peaceful coexistence and cultural exchange with indigenous peoples.
    The capture and enslavement of indigenous peoples resulted in a genocide of gigantic proportions.
    European colonization resulted in the assimilation of indigenous peoples into European culture.
    European colonization led to the preservation and protection of indigenous populations.
  • Q9
    What advantage did agriculture provide to the Tupi peoples?
    It allowed them to sell surplus crops and make a profit.
    It enabled them to trade with other indigenous groups.
    It prevented famines.
    It assured them sufficient food for the whole year and a variety of raw materials.
  • Q10
    What were some of the other crops cultivated by the Tupi peoples apart from cassava?
    wheat, potatoes, rice, tomatoes, coffee, bananas, oranges, soybeans, peas
    corn, sweet potatoes, yams, beans, peanuts, tobacco, pumpkins, annatto, cotton, caroa, gourds, calabashes, peppers, pineapples, papayas, yerba mate, guaraná

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