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  • 1. 
    The center of the development of the practice of farming in North America among Indian people was the:
    • A. 

      Great Basin

    • B. 

      Great Plains

    • C. 

      Highlands of Mexico

    • D. 

      Desert of Arizona

    • E. 

      Plains of Peru


  • 2. 
    The first Europeans arriving in North America found few dominant natice societies and a common Native American language
    • A. 

      No areas densely settled by Indians

    • B. 

      Abundant evidence of the influence of the native societies of Mexico and Central America

    • C. 

      A homogeneous native society

    • D. 

      Hundreds of native societies speaking nearly as many distinct languages.

    • E. 

      A few dominant native societies and a common native language.


  • 3. 
    The culture of Indian peoples was shaped primarily by these two traditions
    • A. 

      The practices of farming and inter tribal warfare

    • B. 

      Inter tribal warfare and the development of clans

    • C. 

      The practices of foraging and farming

    • D. 

      Farming and warfare

    • E. 

      Folsom and Plano


  • 4. 
    A principal cause of the Spanish success in conquering the Aztecs in the early sixteenth century was
    • A. 

      The superiority of Spanish arms

    • B. 

      The Spaniards' ability to take advantage of native peoples' hostility to Aztec rule

    • C. 

      The absence of an Aztec military "bureaucracy" that could launch a counterattack

    • D. 

      The availability of horses to the Spanish

    • E. 

      The military genius of Hernando Cortez


  • 5. 
    Which of the following was the MOST important reason for the population decline that occured in native populations in the wake of the Spanish conquest?
    • A. 

      Starvation

    • B. 

      Declining birth rates

    • C. 

      Disease

    • D. 

      Immigration

    • E. 

      Warfare


  • 6. 
    England's first ventures into the new world were motivated by
    • A. 

      Fear of the french

    • B. 

      A desire for colonization

    • C. 

      Missionary zeal

    • D. 

      Animosity toward Spain

    • E. 

      Animosity toward the Indians


  • 7. 
    The Renaissance was based in the belief that
    • A. 

      The authority of the Roman Catholic church should be obeyed in all instances

    • B. 

      Learning was the domain of the upper class

    • C. 

      Concern for the afterlife must always be the primary focus of human beings

    • D. 

      Ancient classical beliefs and forms must be rejected

    • E. 

      Human potential is important and should be celebrated


  • 8. 
    The cultivation of tobacco by the English colonists
    • A. 

      Encouraged trade between the settlers and the Indians

    • B. 

      Prompted the English to seek a community of inclusion

    • C. 

      Created pressure for more expansion into Indian territory

    • D. 

      Made Indian slave labor profitable

    • E. 

      Was ultimately banned by the King of England


  • 9. 
    Maryland was the only English colony in North America with a substantial MINORITY of
    • A. 

      Puritans

    • B. 

      Jews

    • C. 

      Spaniards

    • D. 

      Dutch

    • E. 

      Catholics


  • 10. 
    The Puritans were unique in the 17th century colonies of North America because of their
    • A. 

      Religious toleration

    • B. 

      Peaceful relaxations with the Indians

    • C. 

      More equal sex roles

    • D. 

      Impressive educational system

    • E. 

      Requirement that no work be performed on the Sabbath


  • 11. 
    Before the 1730s, the most profitable activity of the early Carolina economy was
    • A. 

      The growing of rice

    • B. 

      The Indian slave trade

    • C. 

      The export of indigo and tobacco

    • D. 

      The importation and sale of slaves from the Caribbean

    • E. 

      The growing of timber and naval stores


  • 12. 
    Eighteenth century slave Masters were reluctant to allow their slaves to become Christian because
    • A. 

      They believed slaves could not understand Christian teachings

    • B. 

      The feared that Christian teachings would foster violence among the slaves

    • C. 

      They did not want to see Christianity influenced by African religions

    • D. 

      They feared Christianity would give the slaves dangerous ideas about freedom and equality

    • E. 

      They believed that Christianity was incompatible with African populations


  • 13. 
    With the many ethnic groups present, this may have formed the foundation of a common African American culture
    • A. 

      Conversion to Christianity

    • B. 

      Learning English

    • C. 

      Music and dance

    • D. 

      Fictive kinship

    • E. 

      Interest in commerce


  • 14. 
    The Navigation Acts passed between 1660 and 1696
    • A. 

      Opened trade within the future British empire to any nation

    • B. 

      Encouraged colonial manufacturing

    • C. 

      Consolidated the English colonies into one centralized trading unit

    • D. 

      Defined the role colonies would play within the future British empire

    • E. 

      Forbade customs collectors from going into warehouses to look for smuggled goods


  • 15. 
    Which of the following is not an area of Africa from which most enslaved people came
    • A. 

      West Africa

    • B. 

      Congo and Angola

    • C. 

      Lower Niger River

    • D. 

      Gold Coast

    • E. 

      South Africa


  • 16. 
    A significant characteristic of Spanish colonial communities was
    • A. 

      Their close association with religious missions

    • B. 

      The religious equality between the colonizers and the natives

    • C. 

      The rigid segregation practiced between Indians and Europeans

    • D. 

      The close contact maintained with the administrators of New Spain

    • E. 

      The great prosperity most of them experienced


  • 17. 
    English authorities made the Church of England the official state region in
    • A. 

      New England

    • B. 

      Rhode Island

    • C. 

      Pennsylvania

    • D. 

      The Chesapeake colonies

    • E. 

      New Jersey


  • 18. 
    Which one of the following BEST describes English immigration policy
    • A. 

      They wanted to keep colonies Catholic

    • B. 

      They limited migration because they did not want to lose population

    • C. 

      They had a liberal policy for both English and foreign nationals

    • D. 

      Encouraged women to immigrate more than men

    • E. 

      They allowed only English speaking protestant settlers


  • 19. 
    In Establishing the half way covenant the Puritans
    • A. 

      Defined the church membership to most second generation Puritans in colonial America

    • B. 

      Required a conversion experience for acceptance into Church membership

    • C. 

      Allowed the children of church members all the privileges of church membership

    • D. 

      Managed rather than resolved the problem of compulsory church attendance and requirements for church membership

    • E. 

      Mediated between Calvinism and Arminianism


  • 20. 
    The Great Awakening had its deepest effects on
    • A. 

      The young people

    • B. 

      The elderly

    • C. 

      Persons who had little previous association with a church

    • D. 

      The wealth

    • E. 

      The native population


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