Initial Contact and Conquest in North America
Initial Contact and Conquest in North America

Initial Contact and Conquest in North America

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Initial Contact and Conquest Q1

Which of the following animals did not originate in the Old World of Europe, Africa, or Asia?

A

Llamas

B

Cattle

C

Sheep

D

Pigs

Initial Contact and Conquest Q2

Which of the following crops originated in the New World?

A

Oats

B

Peanuts

C

Barley

D

Coffee

Initial Contact and Conquest Q3

What crop was so controversial that monarchs in Europe and China attempted to ban its use?

A

Tobacco

B

Rice

C

Potato

D

Wheat

Initial Contact and Conquest Q4

Which of the following crops did not originate in the New World?

A

Tobacco

B

Maize

C

Potato

D

Wheat

Initial Contact and Conquest Q5

Which of the following European diseases was responsible for the greatest number of Amerindian deaths in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries?

A

Measles

B

Influenza

C

Bubonic Plague

D

Smallpox

Initial Contact and Conquest Q6

Which of the follow was well known for his criticism of the Europeans’ treatment of the Indians of Meso- and South America?

A

Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca

B

Hernán Cortés

C

Bartholomew de las Casas

D

Pedro Cabral

Initial Contact and Conquest Q7

The Treaty of Tordesillas

A

Divided the New World between the Spanish and the Portuguese.

B

Specified that the encomienda system should be disbanded.

C

Allowed the use of Incas in the mines of Peru.

D

Formally recognized the conquest of the Aztec Empire by Cortés and his soldiers.

Initial Contact and Conquest Q8

The majority of the natives killed in the exploration period were slaughtered by the Europeans who possessed superior weapons.

A

True

B

False

Initial Contact and Conquest Q9

The first explorer to reach Brazil and claim it for the throne of Portugal was:

A

Christopher Columbus

B

Pedro Cabral

C

Ferdinand Magellan

D

Jacques Cartier

Initial Contact and Conquest Q10

Recruiting native allies played an important role in the Spanish conquest of the Aztec.

A

True

B

False

Initial Contact and Conquest Q11

The myth of Quetzalcoatl relies on sources that are contemporaneous with the conquest of the Aztec.

A

True

B

False

Initial Contact and Conquest Q12

The system that helped provide labor for the Spanish mines and sugar plantations was the:

A

Quinto

B

Audiencia

C

Encomienda

D

Residencia

Initial Contact and Conquest Q13

The Brazilian economy was largely based on

A

Sugar

B

Coffee

C

Silver

D

Indigo

Initial Contact and Conquest Q14

The ______________ was part of the bureaucracy of Spanish rule and oversaw developments in New Spain until the close of the colonial period.

A

Encomienda

B

Mita

C

Council of the Indies

D

Donatários

Initial Contact and Conquest Q15

______________’s expeditions in Canada established the local Indians’ interest in French trade when the leader of Stadacona tried to detain him in order to control French and Indian trade networks.

A

Samuel de Champlain

B

Stadacona

C

Jacques Cartier

D

René Goulaine de Laudonnière

Initial Contact and Conquest Q16

The French settlement in Florida was settled by Protestants unwelcome in France known as ______________.

A

Huguenots

B

Anabaptists

C

Apostates

D

Catholics

Initial Contact and Conquest Q17

The Jesuits

A

were a group of missionaries.

B

were largely unsuccessful in converting local Indians.

C

were a great source of knowledge about the Indians of New France.

D

all of the above

Initial Contact and Conquest Q18

The Dutch practiced which of the following practices in establishing themselves as an economic powerhouse in the Caribbean?

A

legitimate trade

B

piracy

C

smuggling

D

all of the above

Initial Contact and Conquest Q19

The Dutch East India Company possessed the power to

A

establish colonies

B

punish criminals

C

negotiate treaties

D

wage war

E

all of the above

Growing Pains in the Colonies Q1

The Navigation Acts specified enumerated goods that

A

colonists could not export.

B

colonists could manufacture the same goods as produced in Britain.

C

colonists could only ship within the British Empire.

D

colonists could only trade to other colonists.

Growing Pains in the Colonies Q2

Most colonists in eighteenth century North America were largely self-sufficient, so they did not need to import consumer goods from Britain.

A

True

B

False

Growing Pains in the Colonies Q3

Colonial governors possessed the right to veto legislation passed by the colonial assemblies.

A

True

B

False

Growing Pains in the Colonies Q4

During the eighteenth century, colonial assemblies

A

lost their power to appropriate taxes.

B

were appointed by the king.

C

included both men and women.

D

expanded their power and influence.

Growing Pains in the Colonies Q5

Early Methodists were called that because they were so methodical.

A

True

B

False

Growing Pains in the Colonies Q6

One of the most contentious areas of struggle in Queen Anne’s War and King George’s War was

A

Florida.

B

the Carolinas.

C

Acadia.

D

the Mississippi.

Growing Pains in the Colonies Q7

Metacom’s War was significant because

A

it marked the shift in policy in Indian warfare to a policy of extinction.

B

it allowed the Wampanoag to retake much of Massachusetts.

C

although the British won, it devastated many towns and the colonial economy.

D

A and B

E

all of the above

Growing Pains in the Colonies Q8

Queen Anne’s War was significant because the ______________helped shift the control of the continent to England.

A

conquest of Florida

B

conquest of the Carolinas

C

conquest of New England

D

conquest of Acadia