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Before 1492, Native American societies that existed in what is now the United States filled their food needs by


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  • 1. 
    Alliances among the various Indian societies in what is now the United States were
    • A. 

      Extremely strong due to directly shared cultures east of the Mississippi River

    • B. 

      Nonexistent because the tribes fought each other almost continuously

    • C. 

      Fragile because the tribes did not view themselves as part of a single civilization

    • D. 

      Moderately strong because they shared similar cultures

    • E. 

      Extremely strong because they were united in opposition to European encroachments on their lands

  • 2. 
    By 1500, the incentives for Europeans to engage in overseas exploration did not include
    • A. 

      Belief in fulfilling divine mission

    • B. 

      Significant growth in population

    • C. 

      More powerful and united governments

    • D. 

      Increased prosperity & desire for commerce

    • E. 

      The return of the Bubonic Plague

  • 3. 
    By 1550, Spanish explorers had achieved all the following objects except
    • A. 

      Explored much of Caribbean

    • B. 

      Crossed Isthmus of Panama

    • C. 

      Devoted great resources for voyages

    • D. 

      Sailed around the world

    • E. 

      Discovering Brazil

  • 4. 
    The Spanish conquest of the Aztecs was, in part, due to
    • A. 

      All of the below

    • B. 

      An overwhelming superiority in numbers

    • C. 

      The diseases the Spaniards had given the Indians

    • D. 

      The pacifism of the Aztecs

    • E. 

      The Spaniards' humane treatment of the Indians

  • 5. 
    When the Europeans arrived in the Americas, they brought with them all of the following things except
    • A. 

      The practice of human sacrifice for religious practices

    • B. 

      Diseases

    • C. 

      Yearning for silver & gold

    • D. 

      New crops

    • E. 

      New livestock

  • 6. 
    Between 1500 and 1600, the reasons that the Spanish traveled to the Americas included all of the following except
    • A. 

      Getting rich by finding gold/silver

    • B. 

      Replacing Portugal as leading seafaring nation

    • C. 

      Spreading Christianity

    • D. 

      To destroy large English colonies in South America

    • E. 

      Profitable agricultural economy

  • 7. 
    Interest in colonization grew in England because
    • A. 

      All of the below

    • B. 

      A desire to compete with Spain

    • C. 

      Almost constant religious strife

    • D. 

      Growth of merchant capitalism

    • E. 

      Increasing population and decreasing food supply

  • 8. 
    According to the principles of mercantilism
    • A. 

      The individual is key to economic progress

    • B. 

      The world's supply of wealth is almost unlimited

    • C. 

      Free trade is good for a country because it maximizes both imports and exports

    • D. 

      A successful nation should export its own goods in exchange for gold and silver

    • E. 

      Wealth should be shared by all social classes

  • 9. 
    The English believed the colonies would be
    • A. 

      All of the below

    • B. 

      A place to send excess population

    • C. 

      A place where human settlement could start anew

    • D. 

      Relieve England of dependence on foreign supply of natural resources

    • E. 

      Offer new markets for the wool industry

  • 10. 
    Because of their experiences in Ireland, English colonists came to believe they should
    • A. 

      Try to rule native population

    • B. 

      Civilize native population

    • C. 

      Establish an English society separate from the native population

    • D. 

      Brutally conquer the eastern half of North America

    • E. 

      Attempt to convert the native population to Christianity

  • 11. 
    What is not true of the French colonists in North America
    • A. 

      Their numbers grew rapidly because of success in building industries

    • B. 

      Included Jesuit missionaries

    • C. 

      Depended on fur traders

    • D. 

      Developed seignuries

    • E. 

      Made enemies with powerful Indian tribe

  • 12. 
    The first few British expeditions to North America resulted in
    • A. 

      Finding gold & silver

    • B. 

      An end of Spanish explorations in Western Hemisphere

    • C. 

      The overthrow of James I

    • D. 

      The failure to establish successful permanent settlements

    • E. 

      Britain's decision to stop exploring the coastal region of VA

  • 13. 
    The religious dissatisfactions that ultimately propelled English “Separatists” into the New World can be traced back to the 1517 protests of the German priest
    • A. 

      Martin Luther

    • B. 

      John Calvin

    • C. 

      John Wesley

    • D. 

      James Stuart

    • E. 

      Richard Hakluyt

  • 14. 
    The early 1600s, common characteristics of the English colonies included all of the following except
    • A. 

      They were business enterprises designed to produce a profit

    • B. 

      They made efforts to blend English society with native societies

    • C. 

      They were part of a complex and changing society

    • D. 

      They could not get things to work as they had planned

    • E. 

      They were tied only indirectly to the British crown

  • 15. 
    The colony of VA was the first colony to
    • A. 

      All the below

    • B. 

      Hold a meeting of elected legislature

    • C. 

      Import Africans as laborers

    • D. 

      Use headright system

    • E. 

      Engage in major warfare with natives

  • 16. 
    Bacon’s Rebellion began as
    • A. 

      A revolt by easterners against western control of government

    • B. 

      A democratic movement of the tidewater region

    • C. 

      A fight between Indians and frontiersmen over western lands

    • D. 

      A struggle over what faction would dominate the slave trade

    • E. 

      An effort by landowners to force former indentured servants to leave the settled areas

  • 17. 
    The Pilgrims of Plymouth Plantation benefited from their relationship with the Indians in that
    • A. 

      All the below

    • B. 

      They settled on land that had already been cleared

    • C. 

      The Indians in the area were too weak to cause difficulty

    • D. 

      A few Indians showed how to gather seafood/cultivate corn

    • E. 

      Pilgrims were less hostile to Indians than Virginians were

  • 18. 
    The longest and bloodiest war between whites and Indians in the 1600s was
    • A. 

      King Philip’s War

    • B. 

      The Pequot War

    • C. 

      The Tobacco War

    • D. 

      King John’s War

    • E. 

      The Mohawk War

  • 19. 
    During the Revolution, the Americans had all of the advantages over the British except
    • A. 

      Fighting on familiar ground

    • B. 

      British only half-heartedly supporting war

    • C. 

      British had long lines of communication and supply

    • D. 

      Their troops were generally superior to the British regulars

    • E. 

      Their cause was more inspired

  • 20. 
    The Battle of Breed’s Hill resulted in
    • A. 

      A heavy loss of life for the attacking British army

    • B. 

      The withdrawal of George Washington’s forces from Long Island

    • C. 

      France’s full military and financial support for the Revolution

    • D. 

      Benedict Arnold being hailed as a national hero

    • E. 

      The removal of William Howe as a British Commander

  • 21. 
    The legal systems that granted almost absolute authority to white masters over their slaves in the 1700s were known as
  • 22. 
    The ability of people to move up and down the “ladder of success” is called
  • 23. 
    Five middle colonies supplied _____, an important cash crop, to NE and the S
  • 24. 
    _____ is the English legal principle under which the firstborn son inherits all of his father’s estate
  • 25. 
    The most famous outbreak of the witchcraft hysteria of the 1680s and 1690s occurred in
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