Early Modern History Of The World Quiz!

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What do you know about the early modern history of the world? Would you be able to pass this quiz? This quiz involves how Malinche contributed to Hernado Cortes’s conquest of the Aztec Empire, how was work primarily assigned in Paleo-Indian cultures, what is true of most Indian cultures, and why traders seek out new trading opportunities. If you are curious to realize more about early modern history, look no further than this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How did Malinche contribute to Hernando Cortés’s conquest of the Aztec empire?
    • A. 

      How did Malinche contribute to Hernando Cortés’s conquest of the Aztec empire?

    • B. 

      She betrayed her own mother, the ruler of the Chontal Maya.

    • C. 

      She was held hostage until her people gave him more gold.

    • D. 

      She interpreted Spanish and Nathuatl languages so he could speak with native people.

    • E. 

      She revealed the fastest route to their capital at Tenochtitlán.

  • 2. 
    The total native population of America north of the Rio Grande in 1500 may have been as high as:
    • A. 

      18 million

    • B. 

      9 million

    • C. 

      6 million

    • D. 

      3 million

  • 3. 
    How was work primarily assigned in Paleo-Indian cultures?
    • A. 

      By age

    • B. 

      By gender

    • C. 

      By lottery

    • D. 

      By social status

  • 4. 
    How did the Iroquois and Algonquian cultures clear land for crops of corn and other vegetables?
    • A. 

      They allowed fields to lie fallow every third year.

    • B. 

      They girdled trees so they would die and allow sunlight on crops.

    • C. 

      They used plows harnessed to buffalo.

    • D. 

      They employed the slash-and-burn method.

  • 5. 
    When the horse culture passed from the Spanish to the Plains Indians, the latter became:
    • A. 

      Interested in adopting other aspects of Spanish culture.

    • B. 

      Nomadic.

    • C. 

      Passive.

    • D. 

      Successful farmers.

  • 6. 
    Most American Indian cultures:
    • A. 

      Had developed elaborate trading relationships before the arrival of Europeans.

    • B. 

      Had not developed beyond a hunting-and-gathering culture prior to the arrival of Europeans.

    • C. 

      Remained isolated and unable to communicate with each other prior to the arrival of Europeans.

    • D. 

      Welcomed the arrival of Europeans because they realized the need for European learning and religion.

  • 7. 
    Spain was engaged from the eighth to the fifteenth centuries in a long struggle between
    • A. 

      Christians and Jews.

    • B. 

      Jews and Muslims.

    • C. 

      Muslims and Christians.

    • D. 

      Protestants and Catholics.

  • 8. 
    Traders sought new trading opportunities primarily to have access to
    • A. 

      Better medicines to help Europeans conquer the Black Death.

    • B. 

      Expanded power and influence in case of the need for additional crusades.

    • C. 

      Luxuries such as sugar and spices demanded by the elite.

    • D. 

      Staple foods to sustain Europe’s large peasant population.

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