What Do You Know About Early American History? Trivia Quiz

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What Do You Know About Early American History? Trivia Quiz

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  • 1. 
    A Spanish explorer whose first voyage was in 1492.
    • A. 

      Christopher Columbus

    • B. 

      Hernan Cortez

    • C. 

      Francisco Pizzaro

    • D. 

      Prince Henry the Navigator

  • 2. 
    An extended family group with a common ancestor.
    • A. 

      Clan

    • B. 

      Matralineal

    • C. 

      Kinship

    • D. 

      Patralineal

  • 3. 
    The traffic of goods and ideas between Europe and the Americas.
    • A. 

      American Exchange

    • B. 

      European Exchange

    • C. 

      Caribbean Exchange

    • D. 

      Columbian Exchange

  • 4. 
    A Spanish invader during the 1500s.
    • A. 

      Knight

    • B. 

      Conquistador

    • C. 

      Monk

    • D. 

      Vanquisher

  • 5. 
    The route used by slave traders between West Africa and the Americas.
    • A. 

      Triangular Trade

    • B. 

      Caribbean Shortcut

    • C. 

      Middle Passage

    • D. 

      American Channel

  • 6. 
    Most scientists believe that the first inhabitants of the Americas.
    • A. 

      Came from Europe in the 1500s.

    • B. 

      Arrived in fishing boats within the past 10,000 years.

    • C. 

      Migrated from Asia tens of thousands of years ago.

    • D. 

      Have always lived in the Americas.

  • 7. 
    Which of the following most helped Native American civilizations to grow?
    • A. 

      Agriculture

    • B. 

      European trade

    • C. 

      Shared religious beliefs

    • D. 

      Hunting and gathering

  • 8. 
    During the Renaissance, European kingdoms......
    • A. 

      Invented the slave trade

    • B. 

      Experienced a decline in wealth

    • C. 

      Made few scientific advances

    • D. 

      Competed for access to Asia and Africa

  • 9. 
    In 1498, Vasco da Gama of Portugal.......
    • A. 

      Reached India

    • B. 

      Conquered the Aztecs

    • C. 

      Sailed to the Americas

    • D. 

      Converted Native Americans to Christianity

  • 10. 
    Thousands of Native Americans died as a result of......
    • A. 

      Travel on the Middle Passage

    • B. 

      Their reliance on maize

    • C. 

      The spread of European diseases

    • D. 

      The introduction of horses

  • 11. 
    The _______, signed in 1215, limited the power of the English monarch.
  • 12. 
    During the ______, European philosophers came to believe that all problems could be solved by human reason.
  • 13. 
    The ______provided a plan for self-government in Plymouth.
  • 14. 
    The General for the Continental Army,  _______ led the Patriots during the American Revolution.
  • 15. 
    Evangelical preachers toured the colonies promoting revivals during a religious movement called the______.
  • 16. 
    Resident of Virginia,  _____ was the principal author who drafted the Declaration of Independence.
  • 17. 
    Which nation first established colonies in both North and South America?
    • A. 

      Britain

    • B. 

      Portugal

    • C. 

      France

    • D. 

      Spain

  • 18. 
     Missionaries came to the Americas to
    • A. 

      Look for gold

    • B. 

      Convert Native Americans to Christianity

    • C. 

      Build military forts

    • D. 

      Make fortunes in the fishing and fur trades

  • 19. 
    The English established their first successful colony at
    • A. 

      Jamestown

    • B. 

      New York

    • C. 

      Plymouth

    • D. 

      St. Augustine

  • 20. 
    The British Parliament needed colonists to pay new taxes to
    • A. 

      Conquer Canada

    • B. 

      Buy more territories from France

    • C. 

      Pay Britain’s debt from the French and Indian Wars

    • D. 

      Supply troops to stop the spread of the Great Awakening