Chapter 2: The Age Of Exploration

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Chapter 2: The Age Of Exploration

Chapter 2: The Conquest of the Americas The Age of Exploration


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    One of the main goals of European exploration was to
    • A. 

      Form alliances

    • B. 

      End mercantilism

    • C. 

      Spread Christianity

    • D. 

      Find slaves

  • 2. 
    One reason Spain was able to defeat Native American empires was because of its
    • A. 

      Alliance with Montezuma

    • B. 

      Superior weapons

    • C. 

      Missionary work

    • D. 

      Superior numbers

  • 3. 
    The defeat of the Spanish Armada was important because
    • A. 

      Spain was unable to rebuild its navy

    • B. 

      Spain lost its colonial possessions

    • C. 

      The world saw that Spain could be beaten

    • D. 

      The English gained all of Spain's lands

  • 4. 
    Catholic _______________ converted many Native Americans, as well as people in China, Japan, and the Philippines.
    • A. 

      Explorers

    • B. 

      Missionaries

    • C. 

      Conquistadors

  • 5. 
    What were the Spanish explorers and soldiers who conquered territory in the Americas called?
    • A. 

      Pioneering

    • B. 

      Conquistadors

    • C. 

      Colonization

    • D. 

      Missionaries

  • 6. 
    Who was the Spanish conqueror of the Inca Empire in 1533?
    • A. 

      Francisco Pizarro

    • B. 

      Hernando Cortes

    • C. 

      Montezuma

  • 7. 
    Who was the first navigator to sail around the world?
    • A. 

      Amerigo Vespucci

    • B. 

      Christopher Columbus

    • C. 

      Ferdinand Magellan

  • 8. 
    This is a small, narrow ship with two or three masts and triangular sails.
    • A. 

      Caravel

    • B. 

      Sailboat

    • C. 

      Galleon

  • 9. 
    Who is the explorer from whom America got its name?
    • A. 

      Cabot

    • B. 

      Vespucci

    • C. 

      Da Gama

  • 10. 
    Who is the Italian explorer who claimed the West Indies for Spain?
    • A. 

      Christopher Columbus

    • B. 

      Panfilo Narvaez

    • C. 

      Hernando De Soto

  • 11. 
    Why did Atahualpa, the Incan emperor, order his troops not to fight?
    • A. 

      The Inca had enough gold and silver.

    • B. 

      The Inca feared the Spanish might be gods.

    • C. 

      They were hoping to trade with the Spaniards.

  • 12. 
    Aztec and Inca warriors could not compete with the Spanish soldiers, who had what kind of weapons?
    • A. 

      Guns

    • B. 

      Swords

    • C. 

      Bows and arrows

  • 13. 
    Which disease was perhaps the greatest weapon of the conquistadors?
    • A. 

      Smallpox

    • B. 

      Chickenpox

    • C. 

      Malaria

  • 14. 
    Why did explorers search for a Northwest Passage?
    • A. 

      They wanted to claim the Atlantic Ocean for England.

    • B. 

      They wanted to find present day Newfoundland.

    • C. 

      They wanted to find a water route to Asia through North America.

  • 15. 
    What was an effect of England's defeat of the Spanish Armada?
    • A. 

      England remained independent and Protestant.

    • B. 

      England could defend itself.

    • C. 

      The world knew Spain could be beaten.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 16. 
    Why did Spain fight France and England?
    • A. 

      They fought over religious conflicts and the quest for national power.

    • B. 

      They wanted revenge for the sea dogs, who attacked Spanish ships.

    • C. 

      They were afraid of the spread of diseases which killed millions of people.

  • 17. 
    Who was the first explorer to find adobe?
    • A. 

      Vasco de Balboa

    • B. 

      Cabeza de Vaca

    • C. 

      Francisco Coronado

  • 18. 
    Which explorer discovered my home state, Florida?
    • A. 

      Hernando De Soto

    • B. 

      Juan Ponce de Leon

    • C. 

      Christopher Columbus

  • 19. 
    A navigator is
    • A. 

      A person who plans the course of a ship using instruments to find its position

    • B. 

      A person who has no permanent home but moves constantly

    • C. 

      The treaty that set the final placement for the Line of Demarcation

  • 20. 
    During this age of exploration, European countries wanted to spread Christianity beyond Europe, expand their empires and they wanted to become rich.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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