History Quiz: The Triangular Trade System

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History Quiz: The Triangular Trade System

The Triangular trade system was one complicated and dark part of our history. Even though this trading point was the economic gain, the fact that slaves were traded for other products is quite devastating. It's important to learn from our past; that's why today's quiz is all about the Triangular Trade system!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Across which ocean did the Triangular trade happen? 
    • A. 

      Southern ocean

    • B. 

      Indian ocean

    • C. 

      Pacific ocean

    • D. 

      Atlantic ocean

  • 2. 
    When does the triangular trade usually happen? 
    • A. 

      When a region has too many good of one kind and it's forced to lower the prices

    • B. 

      When a region has no or little goods of one kind and it's forced to import them at a much larger price

    • C. 

      When a region is exporting resources that are not needed in the region from which its main imports come

    • D. 

      When a region decides to establish contacts with foreign reigns

  • 3. 
    What was the best known Triangular trading system? 
    • A. 

      Indian trade system

    • B. 

      Pacific trade system

    • C. 

      Atlantic slave trade

    • D. 

      Triangular slave system

  • 4. 
    Which period did the Atlantic slave system function in? 
    • A. 

      late 16th to early 19th century

    • B. 

      late 15th to early 18th century

    • C. 

      late 16th to early 17th century

    • D. 

      late 17th to early 20th century

  • 5. 
    What's the first leg of the triangular trade?
    • A. 

      It was from a European port to Africa, in which ships carried supplies for sale and trade.

    • B. 

      The ships made the journey of the Middle Passage from Africa to the New World.

    • C. 

      The return of the ships back to Europe

    • D. 

      The journey from Africa to Europe.

  • 6. 
    Which colonial region was rich with farms, grains, navigable rivers and mild climate? 
    • A. 

      New England

    • B. 

      Southern colonies

    • C. 

      Middle colonies

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    Which of these products did the Europeans trade in for slaves? 
    • A. 

      Grains

    • B. 

      Jewels

    • C. 

      Molases

    • D. 

      Guns

  • 8. 
    Which product did the Americans export to England?
    • A. 

      Tobacco

    • B. 

      Grains

    • C. 

      Molasses

    • D. 

      Gun powder

  • 9. 
    Why were African slaves needed in America? 
    • A. 

      To produce cash corps

    • B. 

      To work as teachers

    • C. 

      To trade for rum

    • D. 

      To ensure a larger number of converted people to Christianity

  • 10. 
    What's the name of the passage from Africa to America?
    • A. 

      Triangular Passage

    • B. 

      Middle Passage

    • C. 

      Transatlantic Passage

    • D. 

      Bermuda Triangle