Age Of Exploration Review

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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

  • 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

  • 3. 
    Which group introduced horses within the Columbian Exchange?
    • A. 

      Spanish

    • B. 

      English

    • C. 

      Native Americans

    • D. 

      Dutch

  • 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

  • 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

  • 6. 
    Which European nation sent explorers towards Asia in search of better trade routes first
    • A. 

      Spain

    • B. 

      France

    • C. 

      England

    • D. 

      Portugal

  • 7. 
    Columbus : Spain Vasco da Gama: _______________
    • A. 

      Portugal

    • B. 

      England

    • C. 

      France

    • D. 

      Russia

  • 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

  • 9. 
    The Spanish conquistadors only wanted to bring religion to the New World.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    What percentage of Native Americans were impacted by death due to the Columbian Exchange?
    • A. 

      90 %

    • B. 

      50%

    • C. 

      40%

    • D. 

      60%

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 14. 
    Select the group that controlled the trade routes before the Age of Exploration began.
    • A. 

      England

    • B. 

      France

    • C. 

      Moors

    • D. 

      Muslims

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 24. 
    The Spanish set up missions in the New World in order to spread Christanity.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Determine which navigational tool does not belong with the Age of Exploration.
    • A. 

      Compass

    • B. 

      Clock

    • C. 

      Quadrant

    • D. 

      Astrolabe

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