Age Of Discovery Final Test 2

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Age Of Discovery Final Test 2 - Quiz


Final Test for the Unit! Best of Luck to You!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of the following best describes why the Age of Exploration occurred?

    • A.

      England and Spain wanted to expand their empire

    • B.

      Spain had claimed North and South America

    • C.

      European rulers wanted to find a cheaper way to obtain spices from Asia

    • D.

      English defeated the Spanish Armada

    Correct Answer
    C. European rulers wanted to find a cheaper way to obtain spices from Asia
    Explanation
    During the Age of Exploration, European rulers were motivated by the desire to find a cheaper way to obtain spices from Asia. At that time, spices were highly valued and in great demand, but they were expensive due to the long and costly trade routes. European countries sought to establish direct trade routes with Asia to bypass the middlemen and reduce the cost of obtaining spices. This drive for economic gain and control over trade ultimately led to the exploration and colonization of new lands by European powers.

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  • 2. 

    Which one would not be an example of a primary source?

    • A.

      Diary accounts

    • B.

      Soldier writing letters back home about his war experience

    • C.

      Textbook

    • D.

      Declaration of Independence

    Correct Answer
    C. Textbook
    Explanation
    A textbook would not be considered a primary source because it is a secondary source that compiles information from various primary sources. Primary sources are original, firsthand accounts or evidence of an event or topic. In this case, the diary accounts and soldier's letters are examples of primary sources as they provide direct personal experiences and perspectives. The Declaration of Independence is also a primary source as it is the original document that declared the United States' independence from Britain.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following is a negative effect of the Columbian Exchange?

    • A.

      Corn

    • B.

      Disease

    • C.

      Horses

    • D.

      Potatoes

    Correct Answer
    B. Disease
    Explanation
    The negative effect of the Columbian Exchange is the introduction of diseases. When Europeans arrived in the Americas, they brought with them diseases such as smallpox, measles, and influenza, which the indigenous populations had no immunity to. This led to devastating epidemics and a significant decline in the native population. The introduction of diseases was one of the most significant and tragic consequences of the Columbian Exchange.

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  • 4. 

    Which continent would be considered the New World?

    • A.

      Europe

    • B.

      Africa

    • C.

      Asia

    • D.

      North America

    Correct Answer
    D. North America
    Explanation
    North America would be considered the New World because it was the continent that European explorers first encountered and colonized during the Age of Exploration. Christopher Columbus's voyage in 1492 marked the beginning of European colonization in the Americas, leading to significant cultural, economic, and political changes. This term "New World" was used to distinguish the newly discovered lands from the known world of Europe, Africa, and Asia.

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  • 5. 

    Why was the Columbian Exchange named after Christopher Columbus?

    • A.

      He invented the term

    • B.

      He was an expert on New World species

    • C.

      His ship was nicknamed the Columbian Exchange

    • D.

      His voyages marked the beginning of the exchange

    Correct Answer
    D. His voyages marked the beginning of the exchange
    Explanation
    The Columbian Exchange was named after Christopher Columbus because his voyages marked the beginning of the exchange. During his expeditions to the New World, Columbus inadvertently initiated a widespread exchange of plants, animals, diseases, and ideas between the Eastern and Western Hemispheres. This exchange had a profound impact on the world, leading to significant cultural, economic, and ecological changes. Therefore, it is fitting to name this historical event after Columbus, as his voyages were the catalyst for this transformative exchange.

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  • 6. 

    Which group introduced horses within the Columbian Exchange?

    • A.

      Spanish

    • B.

      English

    • C.

      Native Americans

    • D.

      Dutch

    Correct Answer
    A. Spanish
    Explanation
    The Spanish introduced horses within the Columbian Exchange. The Columbian Exchange refers to the widespread transfer of plants, animals, culture, technology, and diseases between the Americas and the rest of the world after Christopher Columbus's voyages in the late 15th century. Horses were one of the significant animals brought by the Spanish to the Americas, and they had a profound impact on Native American cultures, transforming their way of life and warfare tactics.

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  • 7. 

    Why did Columbus call the Native Americans, Indians?

    • A.

      He thought that he had landed in Asia

    • B.

      He thought that he had the best name for them

    • C.

      He thought that he had landed in India, and called them Indians

    • D.

      The Indians used sign language and told Columbus the proper name

    Correct Answer
    C. He thought that he had landed in India, and called them Indians
    Explanation
    Columbus called the Native Americans Indians because he mistakenly believed that he had landed in India. He was searching for a new route to Asia, and when he arrived in the Americas, he assumed that he had reached his intended destination. Therefore, he referred to the indigenous people as Indians, thinking that he had arrived in India.

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  • 8. 

    What percentage of Native Americans were impacted by death due to the Columbian Exchange?

    • A.

      90 %

    • B.

      50%

    • C.

      40%

    • D.

      60%

    Correct Answer
    A. 90 %
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 90%. The Columbian Exchange resulted in the introduction of new diseases to Native American populations, to which they had little immunity. This led to devastating consequences, with estimates suggesting that up to 90% of the Native American population was impacted by death as a result of the diseases brought by European settlers during the Columbian Exchange.

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  • 9. 

    Latitude : Equator Longitude:___________________

    • A.

      Time Zones

    • B.

      International Date Line

    • C.

      Longitude

    • D.

      Prime Meridan

    Correct Answer
    D. Prime Meridan
    Explanation
    The given answer, "Prime Meridan," is the correct answer because latitude measures the distance north or south of the equator, while longitude measures the distance east or west of the Prime Meridian. The Prime Meridian is the reference point for measuring longitude and is located at 0 degrees. Therefore, when discussing latitude and longitude together, the correct answer for longitude would be the Prime Meridian.

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  • 10. 

    Physical Map 

    • A.

      Map that shows rivers, lakes, mountains

    • B.

      Map that shows cities, towns, capitals, boundaries

    • C.

      Map that shows lines of latitude and longitude

    • D.

      Map that shows the International Date Line

    Correct Answer
    A. Map that shows rivers, lakes, mountains
    Explanation
    A physical map is a type of map that displays the natural features of the Earth's surface, such as rivers, lakes, and mountains. It focuses on the physical geography of an area, rather than the political or cultural aspects. This type of map is useful for understanding the topography and landforms of a region, and can be used for various purposes such as navigation, environmental studies, and geological research.

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  • 11. 

    Political Map

    • A.

      Shows rivers, lakes, mountains, on a map

    • B.

      Shows cities, states, nations, boundaries, capital cities on map

    • C.

      Shows the International Date Line

    • D.

      Shows the lines of latitude and longitude

    Correct Answer
    B. Shows cities, states, nations, boundaries, capital cities on map
    Explanation
    A political map is a type of map that displays cities, states, nations, boundaries, and capital cities. It is used to provide information about the political divisions and administrative boundaries of a region or country. This type of map is commonly used in geography and social studies to study the political organization and structure of a place. It helps in understanding the distribution of cities, states, and nations, as well as their relationships and boundaries with each other. Additionally, it aids in identifying capital cities, which are often the political and administrative centers of a country.

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  • 12. 

    Which European nation sent explorers towards Asia in search of better trade routes first

    • A.

      Spain

    • B.

      France

    • C.

      England

    • D.

      Portugal

    Correct Answer
    D. Portugal
    Explanation
    Portugal is the correct answer because they were the first European nation to send explorers towards Asia in search of better trade routes. In the 15th century, Portuguese explorers such as Vasco da Gama successfully sailed around the Cape of Good Hope and reached India, establishing trade routes and colonies along the way. This exploration and trade with Asia brought great wealth and power to Portugal during the Age of Discovery.

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  • 13. 

    Which of the following reasons does not belong for Exploration towards the New World?(4 R's) 

    • A.

      Routes

    • B.

      Riches

    • C.

      Religion

    • D.

      Roads

    Correct Answer
    D. Roads
    Explanation
    The reason "Roads" does not belong in the list of reasons for exploration towards the New World is because roads do not directly relate to the motivation behind exploration. Routes, Riches, and Religion were the main driving forces for explorers to venture into the New World. Routes were sought to find faster and more efficient ways to trade with Asia. Riches were sought in the form of valuable resources and treasures. Religion played a significant role as explorers sought to spread Christianity to new lands. However, roads do not fit into this context as a reason for exploration.

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  • 14. 

    Which continent do you live on? 

    • A.

      Asia

    • B.

      North America

    • C.

      South America

    • D.

      USA

    Correct Answer
    B. North America
    Explanation
    The given answer "North America" is correct because it is the only option that accurately identifies a continent. Asia, South America, and USA are not continents but rather regions or countries within a continent.

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  • 15. 

    The English tried to raid Spanish ships and take" treasures" away from the Spanish empire by using "pirates"/privateers. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    During the time of colonization, the English attempted to raid Spanish ships and plunder their treasures by employing pirates or privateers. This was a common practice among European nations vying for wealth and power in the New World. Privateers were authorized by their respective governments to attack and seize enemy ships, often targeting Spanish vessels due to the vast wealth they carried. These raids were part of the ongoing conflict between England and Spain for dominance in the Americas, making the statement "True."

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  • 16. 

    Find the activity in which you are to complete at the beginning of each SS class each day.

    • A.

      Quiz

    • B.

      Brainteasers

    • C.

      Worksheet

    • D.

      Trivia

    Correct Answer
    D. Trivia
    Explanation
    At the beginning of each SS class each day, the activity that needs to be completed is Trivia.

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  • 17. 

    The Treaty of Tordesailles is important today because:

    • A.

      South American nations have a strong connection to Spain and Christian based religions due to the negotations that took place in 1494

    • B.

      North America became a colony of Portugal

    • C.

      This treaty had no impact on life today

    • D.

      The Spanish took over all the land in the New World and Old World

    Correct Answer
    A. South American nations have a strong connection to Spain and Christian based religions due to the negotations that took place in 1494
    Explanation
    The Treaty of Tordesillas, not Tordesailles, is important today because it divided the newly discovered lands between Spain and Portugal. This division had a significant impact on the colonization and subsequent history of South America. The treaty established a line of demarcation that gave Portugal control over Brazil and Spain control over most of the rest of South America. This led to the establishment of Spanish colonies in the region, which brought Spanish language, culture, and Christianity to South America. Today, the strong connection between South American nations and Spain, as well as the prevalence of Christian-based religions in the region, can be traced back to the negotiations and agreements made in 1494.

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  • 18. 

    Chocolate was an item that was from the Old World Columbian Exchange.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Chocolate was not an item from the Old World Columbian Exchange. The Columbian Exchange refers to the widespread transfer of plants, animals, culture, human populations, technology, and ideas between the Americas and the Old World during the 15th and 16th centuries. While chocolate originated in the Americas, it was not introduced to the Old World until after the Columbian Exchange. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 19. 

    A Spanish conquistador's mission was to bring wealth and fame to himself.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    During the era of Spanish conquest, the primary motivation for Spanish conquistadors was indeed to acquire wealth and fame for themselves. They were driven by the desire to find gold, silver, and other valuable resources in the newly discovered lands, as well as to expand the Spanish Empire and gain personal recognition and glory. The conquistadors were often sponsored by the Spanish crown, but their ultimate goal was to enrich themselves and establish their own legacies. Therefore, the statement "A Spanish conquistador's mission was to bring wealth and fame to himself" is true.

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  • 20. 

    African Americans were sold into slavery once that Native American population started to die out- for a needed labor force in the mines, etc.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    During the time when the Native American population began to decline, African Americans were indeed sold into slavery to meet the demand for labor in various industries such as mining. This was done to ensure a continued workforce and to replace the diminishing Native American labor force. This practice was prevalent during the period of colonization and expansion in the Americas.

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  • 21. 

    Columbus : Spain Vasco da Gama: _______________

    • A.

      Portugal

    • B.

      England

    • C.

      France

    • D.

      Russia

    Correct Answer
    A. Portugal
    Explanation
    Vasco da Gama is associated with Portugal, just like Columbus is associated with Spain. Both explorers were sponsored by their respective countries to embark on their famous voyages.

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