American History: Conquest (European Exploration)
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  • Question 1
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    Q.  Which answer best describes the Columbian Exchange?
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    Ideas were exchanged between Europe and Americas.
    The native Americans and Christopher Columbus shared religious ideas.
    The Eastern and Western Hemispheres exchanged plants, animals, and also diseases.
    The Old World became the New World.
  • Question 2
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    Q. Which answer best describes the effects from the Columbian Exchange between the Eastern and Western Hemispheres?
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    Both areas benefited from trading foods and livestock, but the diseases brought by the Europeans  were devastating to the natives.
    The Western Hemisphere recieved new foods such as corn, potatoes, and beans, as well as turkey.
    The Eastern Hemisphere embraced the religions of Judaism and Islam.
    They traded guns, spears, and silk.
  • Question 3
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    Q.  How were the Spanish explorers and Conquistadors able to conquer the native people in America?
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    The Spanish sent over huge armies so they had more men and resources than the natives.
    They were more intelligent and had more people.
    The Spanish Armada was much more powerful than the native weapons.
    The natives did not have horses and their weapons could not match the Spanish muskets and cannons. Also the Spanish brought diseases that wiped out much of the native population.
  • Question 4
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    Q. he main reason Columbus risked crossing the Atlantic Ocean was because...
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    ..he thought he could find an easier route to Asia.
    he wanted the gold from the Aztecs in Mexico.
    he natives in North and South America had the same spices the Europeans wanted from Asia.
    he wanted to discover God.
  • Question 5
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    Q. Choose the answer that best describes why the Spanish conquistadors wanted to explore and colonize America.
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    They liked the climate and wanted to create a better life for themselves.
    They were looking for gold, spreading their Catholic religion, and wanting to claim territory for Spain. 
    They were looking for ways to help the natives become more advanced.
    They were looking for ideas to write a best selling book.
  • Question 6
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    Q. The Spanish explored much of the territory in North and South America after Columbus's discovery.  What was the main reason for the decline of their empire in America?
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    The Spaniards contracted too many disease from the Native Americans and 90% of the Spaniard population died.
    They were not able to find as much treasure as they were hoping to discover and take home to Spain.
    The English defeated the Spanish Armada so they didn't have enough money or resources to finance further development.
    Spain didn't care about the New World any longer.
  • Question 7
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    Q. Which answer best explains the reason why the English, French, Italian, and Dutch began to explore America?
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    They were hoping to convert the native people to Protestantism instead of Catholicism.
    They wanted to claim all the territory for Queen Elizabeth I and defeat the Spanish Empire.
    They were looking for a Northwest Passage to Asia and discovered other resources they could use like fish, furs, and forests.
    They wanted some of the gold and slaves that the Spanish had acquired from the Americas.
  • Question 8
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    Q. How did the exploration of North America effect the native people?
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    They did not have immunity to the diseases the explorers and colonists brought over, so many of them died
    Traders brought manufactured goods such as cloth, iron pots, tools, and guns which the native people used. 
    The Europeans made alliances with different tribes so they began fighting each other.
    All of the above
  • Question 9
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    Q. Which of the following is NOT a primary source?
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    An original speech from Martin Luther King
    A map drawn out by an explorer
    A video of 9/11 footage
    An article describing the ocean voyage of Christopher Columbus
  • Question 10
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    Q. Which of the following is NOT a secondary source?
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    An encyclopedia describing The Columbian Exchange.
    A textbook section over the affect of European exploration and the Native American population.
    A letter that Queen Isabella of Spain wrote to her husband.
    An interpretation of a video of JFK's assassination.
  • Question 11
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    Q. Which country was not involved in the European conquest of the Western Hemisphere during 1500-1700.
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    The Netherlands
  • Question 12
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    Q. Which of the following was NOT an advantage of the European conquest of the Western Hemisphere during the age of discovery (1500-1700)?
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    Technology - weapons
    More people
    Division among the Native Americans
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