Hist 107

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History Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    • A. 

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

    • B. 

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

    • C. 

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

    • D. 

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

    • E. 

      D. She revealed the fastest route to their capital at Tenochtitlán.

  • 2. 
    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. 
    3.  How was work primarily assigned in Paleo-Indian cultures?
    • A. 

      By age

    • B. 

      By gender

    • C. 

      By lottery

    • D. 

      By social status

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

      A. They allowed fields to lie fallow every third year.

    • B. 

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

    • C. 

      C. They used plows harnessed to buffalo.

    • D. 

      D. They employed the slash-and-burn method.

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

      A. interested in adopting other aspects of Spanish culture.

    • B. 

      B. nomadic.

    • C. 

      C. passive.

    • D. 

      D. successful farmers.

  • 6. 
    6. Most American Indian cultures
    • A. 

      A. had developed elaborate trading relationships before the arrival of Europeans.

    • B. 

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

    • C. 

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

    • D. 

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

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

      A. Christians and Jews.

    • B. 

      B. Jews and Muslims.

    • C. 

      C. Muslims and Christians.

    • D. 

      D. Protestants and Catholics.

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

      A. better medicines to help Europeans conquer the Black Death.

    • B. 

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

    • C. 

      C. luxuries such as sugar and spices demanded by the elite.

    • D. 

      D. staple foods to sustain Europe’s large peasant population.