The Age Of Exploration Choice Question Quiz

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The period is characterized as a time when Europeans began exploring the world by sea in search of new trading routes, wealth, and knowledge. The period lasted from the 15th to the 17th centuries. How much can you remember about what took place during this time? Give the quiz a try!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Sailed around the Cape of ope to India 
    • A. 

      Christopher Columbus

    • B. 

      Vasco da Gama

    • C. 

      Amerigo Vespucci

    • D. 

      John Cabot

  • 2. 
    Discovered the Americas
    • A. 

      Amerigos Vespucci

    • B. 

      John Cabot

    • C. 

      Christopher Columbus

    • D. 

      Vasco d' Aquillera

  • 3. 
    Wrote many letters describing his voyages to the New World
    • A. 

      Vasco d' Aquillera

    • B. 

      John Cabot

    • C. 

      Christopher Columbus

    • D. 

      Amerigo Vespucci

  • 4. 
    The English seized it and renamed New York
    • A. 

      Algeria

    • B. 

      New Netherlands

    • C. 

      Ibo

    • D. 

      Congo

  • 5. 
    The pattern of trade that connected Europe, Africa and Asia, and the American continents
    • A. 

      Triangular trade

    • B. 

      Gold Coast

    • C. 

      Land of salt

    • D. 

      Cape of Good Hope

  • 6. 
    This society produced more slaves than practically any other on the African continent
    • A. 

      Algeria

    • B. 

      Benin

    • C. 

      Congo

    • D. 

      Ibo

  • 7. 
    Known to Europeans as the Spice Islands
    • A. 

      Spain

    • B. 

      Moluccas

    • C. 

      Congo

    • D. 

      Algeria

  • 8. 
    African slaves supplied labor for them
    • A. 

      The Bering Crossing

    • B. 

      The Middle Passage

    • C. 

      The Voyage of Sorrow

    • D. 

      Sugarcane Plantation

  • 9. 
    Controlled Spice Islands until driven out by the Dutch
    • A. 

      Portuguese

    • B. 

      Dutch

    • C. 

      Spanish

    • D. 

      English

  • 10. 
    Formed the East India Company and West and West India Company
    • A. 

      Portuguese

    • B. 

      Spanish

    • C. 

      Dutch

    • D. 

      French

  • 11. 
    To Portuguese explorers, the southern coast of West Africa became known as the
    • A. 

      Cape Hope of Good.

    • B. 

      Gold Coast.

    • C. 

      Land of salt.

    • D. 

      Burning Land

  • 12. 
    The Tready of Tordesillas, signed in 1494,
    • A. 

      Established a line of demarcation between territories controlled by Portugal and those controlled by Spain.

    • B. 

      Put an end to the war between Portugal and Turkey.

    • C. 

      Ended the violence between portuguese and Muslin traders.

    • D. 

      Made Portuguese the official language of the Americas.

  • 13. 
    ______  explored the New England coastline of the Americas for England
    • A. 

      Amerigo Vespucci

    • B. 

      John Cabot

    • C. 

      Christopher Columbus

    • D. 

      Vasco d' Aquillera

  • 14. 
    According to mercantilists, the properity of a nation depended on
    • A. 

      Conquering new territories and expanding the nation's intellectual resources.

    • B. 

      A healthy flow of coffee coming into the nation.

    • C. 

      A large supply of bullion,bullion, gold and silver.

    • D. 

      Finding and maintaining a supplyof cheap labor, preferably slaves.

  • 15. 
    What was the name for the journey of slaves from Africa to America?
    • A. 

      The Voyage of Sorrow

    • B. 

      The Africa-American Run

    • C. 

      The Bering Crossing

    • D. 

      The Middle Passage

  • 16. 
    The African society of _____was changed from a from a brilliant society to a corrupt and brutal place by the slave trade.
    • A. 

      Algeria

    • B. 

      Ibo

    • C. 

      Benin

    • D. 

      Congo

  • 17. 
    Aggressive Dutch traders were able to
    • A. 

      Reduce the English influence on the spice market to a single port on the southern coast of Sumatra.

    • B. 

      Take over control of the slave trade by striking deals with nearly all of the African kingdoms on the Gold Coast.

    • C. 

      Drive up the price of sugar from the Americas by creating artificial sugar.

    • D. 

      Make their country the richest in Europe in just a few short years.

  • 18. 
    European rulers and merchants were determined to gain control of the  islands of Sotheast Asia because
    • A. 

      Whichever nation controlled those islands controlled those islands controlled the trade route between China and Europe.

    • B. 

      They were vital to launching a military invation of the mainland.

    • C. 

      The spice trade there was enormously profitable.

    • D. 

      The climate was perfect for bathing.

  • 19. 
    Europeans had less impact on the mainland states of Southeast Asia because 
    • A. 

      The mainland state s were able to unite and drive the European s out.

    • B. 

      They were only interested in the spice-producing islands such as the Moluccas.

    • C. 

      They found nothing of value worth trading for on the mainland.

    • D. 

      The mainland was too far from Europe.

  • 20. 
    The _______ is the difference in value between what a nation imports and what it exports over time.
    • A. 

      Triangular trade

    • B. 

      Gross national product

    • C. 

      Balance trade

    • D. 

      Ideal of mercantilism

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