Bvps U.S. History Ch1 Quiz

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This is a quiz pertaining to the world/America pre-1600.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The city of Tenochtitlán was built by the

    • A.

      Inca.

    • B.

      Toltec.

    • C.

      Maya.

    • D.

      Aztec.

    Correct Answer
    D. Aztec.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Aztec. The city of Tenochtitlán was built by the Aztec civilization. Tenochtitlán was the capital city of the Aztec Empire and was located on an island in Lake Texcoco in what is now Mexico City. The Aztecs were known for their advanced engineering and urban planning, and Tenochtitlán was a highly developed city with canals, causeways, and impressive architecture. The city was a center of political, economic, and religious power for the Aztec civilization.

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  • 2. 

    North American groups who buried clan members in large earth mounds were known as

    • A.

      Adobe Builders.

    • B.

      Pyramid Builders

    • C.

      Mound Builders

    • D.

      Cliff Dwellers

    Correct Answer
    C. Mound Builders
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Mound Builders because North American groups who buried clan members in large earth mounds were commonly referred to as Mound Builders. These groups, which existed between 2000 BCE and 1250 CE, constructed elaborate burial mounds that served as tombs for their deceased clan members. These mounds were often shaped like cones or domes and were found in various regions of North America, including the Mississippi River Valley and the Ohio River Valley. The Mound Builders were skilled in earthwork construction and their mounds were significant cultural and religious sites.

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  • 3. 

    The major pueblos of Chaco Canyon were built by the

    • A.

      Hohokam.

    • B.

      Anasazi

    • C.

      Adena

    • D.

      Hopewell

    Correct Answer
    B. Anasazi
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Anasazi. The major pueblos of Chaco Canyon were built by the Anasazi. The Anasazi were a Native American culture that inhabited the Four Corners region of the United States, including parts of present-day Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Utah. They were known for their impressive architectural structures, including the pueblos found in Chaco Canyon. These pueblos were multi-story buildings made of stone and served as centers of trade, ceremony, and community for the Anasazi people. The Anasazi civilization thrived from approximately 500 AD to 1300 AD before mysteriously disappearing.

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  • 4. 

    The huge Ice Age animals of North America were wiped out by climate change and

    • A.

      Skillful hunters

    • B.

      Floods from melting ice

    • C.

      Disease

    • D.

      A meteorite

    Correct Answer
    A. Skillful hunters
    Explanation
    The correct answer is skillful hunters. This suggests that the massive Ice Age animals in North America became extinct due to the hunting skills of humans. It implies that humans were able to effectively hunt and kill these animals, leading to their eventual extinction. This explanation aligns with the idea that human hunting played a significant role in the decline and disappearance of these species during the Ice Age.

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  • 5. 

    A large area of the Andes Mountains of South America was ruled by the

    • A.

      Adena

    • B.

      Inca

    • C.

      Toltec

    • D.

      Olmec

    Correct Answer
    B. Inca
    Explanation
    The Inca Empire was a vast and powerful civilization that ruled over a large area of the Andes Mountains in South America. They established their capital city in Cusco, Peru, and expanded their territory through military conquest and strategic alliances. The Inca were known for their advanced agricultural techniques, impressive engineering feats such as the construction of Machu Picchu, and their centralized government system. They maintained control over their empire through a complex network of roads, administrative centers, and a system of tribute and labor. The Inca Empire reached its peak during the 15th and 16th centuries before being conquered by the Spanish conquistadors.

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  • 6. 

    The cultures of East Africa were strongly influenced by Arabia

    • A.

      TRUE

    • B.

      FALSE

    Correct Answer
    A. TRUE
    Explanation
    The cultures of East Africa were strongly influenced by Arabia. This is because of the historical trade routes that connected the two regions, such as the Indian Ocean trade route and the Silk Road. These trade routes facilitated the exchange of goods, ideas, and cultural practices between East Africa and Arabia. Additionally, the spread of Islam in the region further cemented the influence of Arabian culture in East Africa. The Arab traders and settlers brought their language, religion, architecture, cuisine, and other aspects of their culture to East Africa, which had a lasting impact on the local cultures.

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  • 7. 

    The French set up plantations on several islands off the African coast.

    • A.

      TRUE

    • B.

      FALSE

    Correct Answer
    B. FALSE
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the French did not set up plantations on several islands off the African coast. The French did establish colonies and plantations in various parts of Africa, but they primarily focused on mainland territories rather than islands off the coast.

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  • 8. 

    Mansa Musa is generally considered Ghana’s most famous leader.

    • A.

      TRUE

    • B.

      FALSE

    Correct Answer
    B. FALSE
    Explanation
    Mansa Musa is not considered Ghana's most famous leader. He was actually the ruler of the Mali Empire, not Ghana. Mansa Musa is known for his wealth and pilgrimage to Mecca, but he is not associated with Ghana's leadership. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 9. 

    The Atlantic slave trade began when planters in the Americas began to demand more workers.

    • A.

      TRUE

    • B.

      FALSE

    Correct Answer
    A. TRUE
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the demand for more workers in the Americas, particularly in plantations, led to the initiation of the Atlantic slave trade. As European colonizers established sugar, tobacco, and cotton plantations in the Americas, they needed a large labor force to cultivate and harvest these cash crops. The indigenous population was not sufficient, and so they turned to the enslavement and transportation of African people to meet the demand for labor. This marked the beginning of the Atlantic slave trade, which lasted for several centuries and resulted in the forced migration of millions of Africans to the Americas.

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  • 10. 

    Sub-Saharan Africa developed independently from northern Africa because the Sahara acted as a barrier to travelers.

    • A.

      TRUE

    • B.

      FALSE

    Correct Answer
    A. TRUE
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the Sahara Desert, located in northern Africa, is a vast and inhospitable terrain that posed significant challenges to travel and communication. The harsh climate, lack of resources, and difficult terrain made it difficult for people from sub-Saharan Africa to cross the desert and interact with those in northern Africa. As a result, sub-Saharan Africa developed its own distinct cultures, languages, and societies independently from northern Africa.

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