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European Exploration

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World History Studies
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113.42.C.6.A
113.42.C.7.A
113.42.C.7.B
113.42.C.7.C
113.42.C.7.F

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  • Q1
    Based on the chart, what is one similarity of the Maya, Inca, and Aztecs?
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    They had democratic governments
    They had high literacy rates
    They had a service-based economy
    They were polytheistic
    60s
    113.42.C.6.A
  • Q2
    What purpose did elaborate road systems serve for Incas that was not a necessity for the Aztecs & Mayans?
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    The Inca lived in the Andes mountains and had to travel far distances
    The Inca were known for their elaborate pottery carvings
    Mayans & Aztecs were isolationists and did not trade
    Mayans & Aztecs had better technology and a vaster empire
    60s
    113.42.C.6.A
  • Q3
    The journeys of Vasco de Gama, Bartholomeu Dias, and Christopher Columbus became possible in the late 1400s because of the-
    development of new navigational instruments and technology
    trade connections established by Ibn Battuta
    support of exploration by the English government
    effects of the Atlantic slave trade
    60s
    113.42.C.7.A
  • Q4
    One reason Spain sponsored the first voyage of Columbus to the west was to-
    find a more direct trade route to Asia
    obtain military technology
    trade in established ports in the Americas
    make contact with the Empire of Benin
    60s
    113.42.C.7.A
  • Q5
    Which of the following contributed most to the changes shown in the graph?
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    Warfare with Europeans
    The introduction of new diseases
    The introduction of new plants and animals
    Loss of territory and access to natural resources
    60s
    113.42.C.7.B
  • Q6
    Which of the following was the most direct effect of the changes shown in the graph?
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    Conflicts among Native American groups became more intense
    European settlers were able to gain control over Native American lands
    European settlers relied mainly on indentured servants and enslaved Africans for labor
    Trade between European settlers and Native Americans expanded
    60s
    113.42.C.7.B
  • Q7
    Based on your knowledge of the Columbian Exchange and using the map above, which of the following correctly describes the effects of the Columbian Exchange?
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    Native peoples and Africans in America maintained their political and cultural freedom
    Most native societies developed a mixed agricultural and hunter–gatherer economy
    American Indians began the spread of maize farming
    It changed indigenous people’s lives and culture
    60s
    113.42.C.7.B
  • Q8
    Which of the following most directly resulted from the arrival of American crops in the Old World (Europe)?
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    Growing mistrust on both sides of the Atlantic
    Widespread deadly epidemics
    European population growth
    The development of permanent villages
    60s
    113.42.C.7.B
  • Q9
    Which situation was an immediate cause for the collapse of the Aztec and Inca civilizations?
    Conquest by foreigners
    A series of crop failures
    A lack of military training
    Disruption of overseas trade networks
    60s
    113.42.C.7.B
  • Q10
    One reason Spanish Conquistadors were able to conquer the Aztec was that-
    The Spanish cavalry outnumbered the Aztec warriors
    Aztec religious beliefs promoted non-violence
    Spain joined the Incas in their fight against the Aztecs
    Spanish soldiers possessed superior military technology
    60s
    113.42.C.7.B
  • Q11
    The main reason for the loss of lives described in the excerpt is that Native Americans —
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    exhausted their supplies of natural resources
    were shipped to Europe as slaves
    experienced a series of famines
    were not immune to European diseases
    60s
    113.42.C.7.B
  • Q12
    What was the direct result of the trans-Atlantic slave trade on African culture?
    Animism was no longer practiced in Africa.
    Africans across the continent hired Europeans to train the military
    Many African communities faced economic disasters.
    European industrial factories were established throughout Africa.
    60s
    113.42.C.7.C
  • Q13
    The long term effects of the Atlantic slave trade can still be seen in Africa today in which of the following ways?
    Africans accepted European religions and traditions, which heavily influenced its modern culture
    Higher wages are paid for work done in African communities today than in any other region of the world
    Many regions of Africa are now considered members of the European Union
    Increased competition and availability of European weapons fueled warfare / instability that continues to this day
    60s
    113.42.C.7.C
  • Q14
    Which factor contributed to Europe’s Commercial Revolution in the sixteenth century?
    The formation of financial institutions controlled by the church
    The application of mercantilist principles to regulate trade with colonies
    The transition from feudal production to modern industrial techniques
    The nationalization of agriculture through the seizure of aristocratic lands
    60s
    113.42.C.7.F
  • Q15
    Which statement best summarizes a central idea of mercantilism during Europe’s commercial revolution?
    Only the fittest deserve to survive
    Strict censorship and social control prevents revolutions
    Controlling trade is a key to wealth and power
    Universal suffrage leads to educated citizens
    60s
    113.42.C.7.F

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