Caribbean Economy & Slavery

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Caribbean Economy & Slavery

Africans were forcibly brought to British owned colonies in the Caribbean and sold as slaves to work on plantations and many meet their end in the journey. The sugar industry was a large economic source and the slaves ensured plantations were running. Take the quiz below on Caribbean economy and slavery and learn some more about it.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Prohibited the French, Dutch, British and Portuguese from exploring and settling in the New

    • B. 

      Was a treaty agreed upon by the Pope, Spain, France England and Portugal

    • C. 

      Allowed for both Spain and Portugal to have equal rights of possession in the New World

    • D. 

      Gave Spain the right to take possession of the New World except for Brazil

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Discover the West Indies

    • B. 

      Explore the American continent

    • C. 

      Plunder the Mexican Aztecs

    • D. 

      Reach the Spice Islands in the East

  • 3. 
    To change from tobacco to sugar produced all of the following effects EXCEPT   
    • A. 

      Monoculture

    • B. 

      Population increase

    • C. 

      Religious tolerance

    • D. 

      Increase in land prices

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Replacement of small land holdings by plantations

    • B. 

      An increased demand for land

    • C. 

      A large migration of the white population

    • D. 

      A decrease in the price of sugar

  • 5. 
    The Triangular Trade was so called because
    • A. 

      It took place between three geographical continents

    • B. 

      Its cargoes were carried by three different vessels of the same company

    • C. 

      Its proceeds were split three ways between participants

    • D. 

      It involved three major participating European countries