Age Of Exploration Review

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    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 was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1492, leading to the era of European exploration and colonization in the Americas. This term "New World" was used to distinguish the newly discovered lands from the known continents at that time, such as Europe, Africa, and Asia. Therefore, North America became known as the New World due to its discovery and subsequent colonization by Europeans.

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  • 2. 

    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
    Christopher Columbus is credited with discovering the Americas, which led to the exchange of plants, animals, diseases, and culture between the Old World and the New World. His voyages in the late 15th century initiated this significant exchange, hence the name "Columbian Exchange."

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  • 3. 

    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 was the widespread transfer of plants, animals, culture, human populations, technology, and ideas between the Americas and the Old World (Europe, Africa, and Asia) following Christopher Columbus's 1492 voyage. Horses were one of the key animals brought by the Spanish to the Americas, and their introduction had a significant impact on the Native American cultures and the development of the New World.

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  • 4. 

    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 Tordesailles is important today because South American nations have a strong connection to Spain and Christian based religions due to the negotiations that took place in 1494. This treaty divided the newly discovered lands between Spain and Portugal, with Spain receiving most of South America. As a result, Spanish colonization and influence shaped the culture, language, and religion of South American nations. The legacy of Spanish colonization and the spread of Christianity in South America can still be seen today, making the Treaty of Tordesailles relevant in understanding the region's history and cultural identity.

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  • 5. 

    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
    The statement is true because during the colonization of the Americas, Native American populations were decimated by diseases brought by European settlers. As a result, there was a need for a labor force to work in the mines and plantations. African Americans were then captured, enslaved, and sold to fulfill this need. This historical fact highlights the exploitation and dehumanization of African Americans during the era of slavery.

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  • 6. 

    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 direct trading links with Asia. This opened up new trade routes and opportunities for Portugal, leading to their dominance in the Age of Exploration.

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  • 7. 

    Columbus : Spain Vasco da Gama: _______________

    • A.

      Portugal

    • B.

      England

    • C.

      France

    • D.

      Russia

    Correct Answer
    A. Portugal
    Explanation
    Vasco da Gama, like Columbus, was also an explorer. He was born in Portugal and is known for being the first European to reach India by sea. Therefore, the correct answer is Portugal.

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  • 8. 

    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
    The Age of Exploration occurred because European rulers wanted to find a cheaper way to obtain spices from Asia. During this time, spices were highly valued and in high demand, but the existing trade routes were controlled by the Ottomans and Venetians, making the spices expensive. European rulers sought to find new sea routes to Asia in order to bypass these middlemen and reduce the cost of obtaining spices, which would bring them great wealth and power. This desire for economic gain and the search for new trade routes were the main driving forces behind the Age of Exploration.

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  • 9. 

    The Spanish conquistadors only wanted to bring religion to the New World.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "The Spanish conquistadors only wanted to bring religion to the New World" is not true. While religion was a significant aspect of the Spanish conquest of the New World, it was not the sole motivation. The conquistadors were also driven by a desire for wealth, power, and territorial expansion. They sought to exploit the resources of the New World, establish colonies, and gain control over indigenous populations. Religion was used as a tool to justify their actions and convert the native people to Christianity, but it was not the only objective.

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  • 10. 

    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 Columbian Exchange refers to the widespread transfer of plants, animals, culture, human populations, technology, and ideas between the Americas and the Old World following Christopher Columbus's arrival in the Americas in 1492. Native Americans were greatly impacted by this exchange, as they were exposed to new diseases brought by the Europeans for which they had no immunity. These diseases, such as smallpox, had devastating effects on Native American populations, leading to a significant decline in their numbers. Therefore, it is likely that a high percentage, such as 90%, of Native Americans were impacted by death due to the Columbian Exchange.

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  • 11. 

    Columbian Exchange 

    • A.

      Movement of people to the New World

    • B.

      Movement of animals from the Old World

    • C.

      Movement of plants, animals and disease from the Old and the New Worlds

    • D.

      Movement of disease to the New World

    Correct Answer
    C. Movement of plants, animals and disease from the Old and the New Worlds
    Explanation
    The Columbian Exchange refers to the movement of plants, animals, and diseases between the Old World (Europe, Africa, and Asia) and the New World (the Americas) following Christopher Columbus' voyages in the late 15th century. This exchange had a significant impact on both sides of the Atlantic. It led to the introduction of new crops and livestock to the Americas, such as wheat, rice, and horses, while also bringing diseases like smallpox and measles that devastated indigenous populations. Similarly, the Old World received new crops like maize, potatoes, and tomatoes, which had a transformative effect on European diets.

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  • 12. 

    Migration

    • A.

      Movement of people over the centuries to the New World

    • B.

      Movement of people from one place to another

    • C.

      Movement of Native American tribes

    • D.

      Movement of disease

    Correct Answer
    B. Movement of people from one place to another
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "movement of people from one place to another." This answer accurately describes migration as the act of people relocating from one location to another, whether it be within a country or across international borders. It encompasses various reasons for migration such as economic, social, or political factors. Throughout history, people have migrated for a multitude of reasons including seeking better opportunities, escaping conflict or persecution, or joining family members in a different location.

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  • 13. 

    How did the printing press change lives of the people of Europe?

    • A.

      Books could be purchase by anyone, cheaper to buy them

    • B.

      Books were now available in many languages and more people could read them

    • C.

      The innovation made communication easier and faster for ideas to spread throughout Europe

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The printing press changed the lives of the people of Europe in multiple ways. Firstly, it made books more accessible to everyone as they could be purchased by anyone, making them cheaper to buy. Secondly, the printing press allowed books to be printed in various languages, enabling more people to read them. Lastly, this innovation revolutionized communication by making it easier and faster for ideas to spread throughout Europe. Therefore, the correct answer is "All of the above."

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  • 14. 

    Select the group that controlled the trade routes before the Age of Exploration began.

    • A.

      England

    • B.

      France

    • C.

      Moors

    • D.

      Muslims

    Correct Answer
    D. Muslims
    Explanation
    Before the Age of Exploration began, the Muslims controlled the trade routes. During this time, the Islamic world was a major center of trade and commerce, with Muslim merchants and traders dominating the trade routes connecting Europe, Asia, and Africa. The Islamic empires, such as the Ottoman Empire and the Abbasid Caliphate, established extensive networks of trade routes, facilitating the exchange of goods, ideas, and cultures across continents. The Muslims played a crucial role in the global economy and controlled the lucrative trade routes, making them the correct answer to this question.

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  • 15. 

    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 exploration towards the New World is because roads are not a motivating factor for exploration. Routes, Riches, and Religion were the main reasons for exploration during this time period, as explorers sought new trade routes, wealth, and the spread of their religious beliefs. However, roads were already established and did not play a significant role in driving exploration.

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  • 16. 

    Which statement is correct about Columbus?

    • A.

      Columbus sailed with the support (ships & money) of the King and Queen of Spain

    • B.

      Columbus was searching for a route to Asia (India) but landed in North America

    • C.

      Columbus called the Natives Indians, since he thought he had landed in India

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Columbus sailed with the support of the King and Queen of Spain, who provided him with ships and money for his journey. He was indeed searching for a route to Asia (India) but ended up landing in North America instead. Columbus called the natives he encountered Indians because he mistakenly believed that he had reached India. Therefore, all of the above statements about Columbus are correct.

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  • 17. 

    Which of the following statements would be true concerning the tools of early navigators?

    • A.

      Navigators tools were often inaccurate and could put a ship crew off the orginial course

    • B.

      Navigators had advanced tools for the time period and always were on course to destination

    • C.

      Explorers maps were models for the 21st Century--- easy to navigate

    • D.

      Navigators only relied on the ocean currents and sky in order to get to New World

    Correct Answer
    A. Navigators tools were often inaccurate and could put a ship crew off the orginial course
    Explanation
    The answer states that navigators' tools were often inaccurate and could lead the ship crew off the original course. This implies that navigators did not have advanced tools and were not always on course to their destination. It also suggests that explorers' maps were not easy to navigate and that navigators did not solely rely on ocean currents and the sky to reach the New World.

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  • 18. 

    Why was Prince Henry the Navigator important to the nation of Portugal?

    • A.

      He was king and began the search for new ports

    • B.

      He was king who freed slaves of Columbus sea voyages

    • C.

      He created a navigation school which taught sailors the best techniques to sail using given equipment from the time, & ships were built

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. He created a navigation school which taught sailors the best techniques to sail using given equipment from the time, & ships were built
    Explanation
    Prince Henry the Navigator was important to the nation of Portugal because he created a navigation school which taught sailors the best techniques to sail using given equipment from the time, and ships were built. This school played a crucial role in advancing Portugal's maritime exploration and trade, as it trained sailors in navigation, cartography, and shipbuilding. Through this school, Portugal was able to develop advanced navigational techniques and build superior ships, which ultimately led to their successful exploration and colonization of new territories.

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  • 19. 

    The caravel ....

    • A.

      Was a large sailing vessel that Columbus used to sail to India

    • B.

      A small sailing ship, light, fast, quicker in the open waters and good for a longer voyage to the New World

    • C.

      A navigation instrument that Columbus and other explorers used during the Age of Exploration

    • D.

      A war during the Crusades

    Correct Answer
    B. A small sailing ship, light, fast, quicker in the open waters and good for a longer voyage to the New World
    Explanation
    The caravel was a small sailing ship that was light, fast, and well-suited for longer voyages to the New World. It was designed to be able to navigate the open waters efficiently and quickly. This type of ship was commonly used by explorers like Columbus during the Age of Exploration. It allowed them to travel long distances and explore new territories more effectively than larger, slower vessels.

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  • 20. 

    Using the passage from Columbus ship log in 1492, answer the following question. September 24, 1492: " I am having serious troubles with the crew, despite the signs of land that we have... I am told by a few trusted men... that if I persist in going forward they will throw me into the sea some night. They will then affirm that I fell overboard while taking the position of the North Star with my quadrant. Since I am a foreigner, little or no account will be asked of the matter..."Based upon this ship log entry, what type of relationship do you think that Columbus had with his crew?

    • A.

      Pleasant

    • B.

      Joyful

    • C.

      Contempt/upseting

    • D.

      Accepted

    Correct Answer
    C. Contempt/upseting
    Explanation
    Based on the ship log entry, it can be inferred that Columbus had a contemptuous and upsetting relationship with his crew. He mentions having serious troubles with the crew and being threatened by a few trusted men who plan to throw him into the sea. This suggests a lack of trust and hostility between Columbus and his crew, indicating a negative relationship.

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  • 21. 

    Which factor explains why European nations wanted to increase trade with other nations?

    • A.

      The scarcity of resources in Europe

    • B.

      The desire to explore into unknown lands across the globe

    • C.

      Religious wars

    • D.

      The value of cultural exchange between nations

    Correct Answer
    A. The scarcity of resources in Europe
    Explanation
    European nations wanted to increase trade with other nations due to the scarcity of resources in Europe. This means that Europe did not have enough resources to meet the demands of its growing population and expanding industries. By increasing trade with other nations, European countries could access the resources they needed to sustain their economies and maintain their power and influence. This factor drove European nations to explore and establish trade routes to distant lands in search of valuable resources such as spices, precious metals, and raw materials.

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  • 22. 

    Which of the following would be the greatest cause of death to Native Americans (indigenous peoples) during the Age of Exploration? 

    • A.

      Searching for new trade routes to Asia

    • B.

      Disease

    • C.

      Warfare

    • D.

      Slavery

    Correct Answer
    B. Disease
    Explanation
    During the Age of Exploration, the greatest cause of death for Native Americans was disease. When European explorers arrived in the Americas, they brought with them diseases such as smallpox, measles, and influenza, to which the indigenous peoples had no immunity. As a result, these diseases spread rapidly among Native American populations, leading to devastating consequences and a significant decline in their numbers. Disease had a far greater impact on Native American populations than other factors such as searching for new trade routes, warfare, or slavery.

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  • 23. 

    Identify the postive impact of the Columbian Exchange.

    • A.

      Bird flu which spreads globally

    • B.

      Slavery

    • C.

      Crops and new foods are spread across the globe

    • D.

      Diseases spread rapidly like small pox

    Correct Answer
    C. Crops and new foods are spread across the globe
    Explanation
    The positive impact of the Columbian Exchange is that it led to the spread of crops and new foods across the globe. This exchange of plants and animals between the Old World and the New World introduced a wide variety of new foods to different regions, leading to increased diversity in diets and improved nutrition for many populations. This exchange also contributed to the development of agriculture and the expansion of trade networks, ultimately leading to economic growth and cultural exchange between different parts of the world.

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  • 24. 

    The Spanish set up missions in the New World in order to spread Christanity.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The Spanish set up missions in the New World to spread Christianity. They believed it was their duty to convert the indigenous people to the Catholic faith. These missions served as centers for religious instruction, education, and agricultural development. The Spanish missionaries aimed to convert the native populations, establish churches, and assimilate the indigenous people into Spanish society. The missions played a significant role in the colonization and cultural transformation of the New World.

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  • 25. 

    Determine which navigational tool does not belong with the Age of Exploration.

    • A.

      Compass

    • B.

      Clock

    • C.

      Quadrant

    • D.

      Astrolabe

    Correct Answer
    B. Clock
    Explanation
    The clock is the only navigational tool listed that is not directly related to determining a ship's position or direction. The compass, quadrant, and astrolabe are all instruments used for navigation during the Age of Exploration. The compass was used to determine direction, the quadrant was used to measure angles and determine latitude, and the astrolabe was used to measure the altitude of celestial bodies to determine latitude and time. The clock, on the other hand, was not specifically used for navigation purposes but rather for keeping track of time.

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  • 26. 

    Why was Prince Henry the Navigator important to Portugal?

    • A.

      He discovered new lands for his nation

    • B.

      He began a school for navigators to learn the innovations (technologies) involved in sailing

    • C.

      He broke away from the Moors

    • D.

      He went to war with Spain in order to lead the way for the search for Asian spice routes

    Correct Answer
    B. He began a school for navigators to learn the innovations (technologies) involved in sailing
    Explanation
    Prince Henry the Navigator was important to Portugal because he began a school for navigators to learn the innovations and technologies involved in sailing. This school, known as the School of Sagres, played a crucial role in advancing Portugal's maritime exploration and expanding their empire. By educating and training navigators, Prince Henry ensured that Portugal had skilled sailors who could explore new lands, establish trade routes, and contribute to the country's economic and political growth. This initiative laid the foundation for Portugal's Age of Discovery and its subsequent dominance in global exploration and trade.

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  • 27. 

    What  was the most common type of government structures found in Europe during the Age of Exploration and the Renaissance? 

    • A.

      Monarchies

    • B.

      Oligarchies

    • C.

      Representative democracy

    • D.

      Dictatorships

    Correct Answer
    A. Monarchies
    Explanation
    During the Age of Exploration and the Renaissance, the most common type of government structures found in Europe were monarchies. Monarchies were prevalent during this time period as they provided stability and centralized power. Monarchs held absolute authority and ruled over their territories, often with the support of a nobility class. This form of government allowed for efficient decision-making and the ability to consolidate power, which was crucial during a time of exploration and expansion. Monarchies also provided a sense of continuity and tradition, which was valued during the Renaissance period.

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  • 28. 

    "We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."The preamble to the US Constitution set forth what central idea about government in the US? 

    • A.

      The Constitution set up the idea of independence

    • B.

      The Constitution preamble was used by other key thinkers of the Renaissance

    • C.

      The Constitution gave all the power to the President

    • D.

      The Constitution set forth the functions and purpose of our US government

    Correct Answer
    D. The Constitution set forth the functions and purpose of our US government
    Explanation
    The preamble to the US Constitution sets forth the functions and purpose of the US government. It outlines the goals and objectives of the government, including forming a more perfect union, establishing justice, ensuring domestic tranquility, providing for the common defense, promoting the general welfare, and securing the blessings of liberty. This preamble serves as an introduction and guiding principle for the Constitution, emphasizing the purpose of the government and its commitment to the well-being and freedom of the people.

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