Caribbean Economy & Slavery

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Caribbean Economy & Slavery - Quiz

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. 

    The Treaty of Tordesillas

    • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Allowed for both Spain and Portugal to have equal rights of possession in the New World
    Explanation
    The Treaty of Tordesillas allowed for both Spain and Portugal to have equal rights of possession in the New World. This means that both countries were granted the same opportunities to explore and settle in the newly discovered lands. The treaty was an agreement between Spain and Portugal, and it aimed to divide the territories of the New World between the two nations. This ensured that both countries could benefit from the resources and wealth of the newly discovered lands without conflict or competition.

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  • 2. 

    Columbus’s main aim for  his first voyage to the Caribbean was to      

    • A.

      Discover the West Indies

    • B.

      Explore the American continent

    • C.

      Plunder the Mexican Aztecs

    • D.

      Reach the Spice Islands in the East

    Correct Answer
    D. Reach the Spice Islands in the East
    Explanation
    Columbus's main aim for his first voyage to the Caribbean was to reach the Spice Islands in the East. This was because the Spice Islands, also known as the Moluccas, were famous for their valuable spices such as cloves, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Columbus believed that by sailing west, he would be able to find a shorter route to the East Indies, where the Spice Islands were located. However, he ended up discovering the Americas instead, thinking that he had reached his intended destination.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Religious tolerance
    Explanation
    Changing from tobacco to sugar production would have likely resulted in monoculture, population increase, and increase in land prices. However, it is unlikely to have directly affected religious tolerance. The switch in crops would primarily have economic and environmental impacts, rather than affecting the religious beliefs or practices of the population.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following was not a feature of the Sugar Revolution?

    • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. A large migration of the white population
    Explanation
    The Sugar Revolution was a period of significant changes in the Caribbean during the 17th century, characterized by the establishment of large-scale sugar plantations. The correct answer, "a large migration of the white population," was not a feature of the Sugar Revolution. Instead, the Sugar Revolution led to the replacement of small land holdings by plantations, an increased demand for land, and a decrease in the price of sugar. The white population did not experience a large migration during this period.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. It took place between three geographical continents
    Explanation
    The Triangular Trade was named as such because it involved trade routes between three geographical continents. This trade system connected Europe, Africa, and the Americas, forming a triangle-shaped route. European ships would transport goods, such as manufactured goods, guns, and alcohol, to Africa. In Africa, these goods would be exchanged for enslaved Africans. The enslaved Africans would then be transported to the Americas, where they would be sold as laborers on plantations. Finally, goods such as sugar, tobacco, and cotton produced by enslaved laborers in the Americas would be transported back to Europe. Thus, the trade involved three continents, giving it the name "Triangular Trade."

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