History Quiz 2

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What factors primarily drove Spanish expansion into the Americas?
    • A. 

      A desire for wealth

    • B. 

      An intense hatred for the indigenous populations of the Americas

    • C. 

      A desire to spread Catholicism

    • D. 

      A dislike of Islamic rulers

  • 2. 
    The theory of mercantilism stated that:
    • A. 

      Governments should follow a "hands-off" approach to economics

    • B. 

      There was limited wealth in the world

    • C. 

      There was unlimited wealth in the world and all countries must seek it

    • D. 

      Governments should take a leading role in acquiring wealth for their countries

  • 3. 
    What was an encomienda?
    • A. 

      A regulation imposed by the Church to convert indigenous communities

    • B. 

      A tract of land granted to Spanish settlers

    • C. 

      A regulation imposed by the Church to convert indigenous communities

    • D. 

      A Spaniard's right to the labor of indigenous people in return for protection and religious instruction

  • 4. 
    Spanish colonialism...
    • A. 

      Contributed to the harsh labor conditions, a lack of industrial development, and a high degree of wealth inequality in Spain's colonies in the Americas

    • B. 

      Caused wealth and natural resources to flow from the Americas into Europe

    • C. 

      Enabled Spain to devote extensive resources to the development of its infrastructure and industries

    • D. 

      Led to the expansion of manufacturing industries in northern Europe

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Not working hard for their Spanish overlords/employers

    • B. 

      Leveraging instances of labor shortages to their advantage

    • C. 

      Producing and trading goods within their own communities or on the "black market"

    • D. 

      Finding was to preserve their cultural beliefs