History Alive Chapter 4 Test

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  • 1. 

    Even though Native Americans had lived there for thousands of years, Europeans call the Americas what?

    • A.

      Age of Exploration

    • B.

      The New World

    • C.

      Indians

    • D.

      Explorers

    Correct Answer
    B. The New World
    Explanation
    The Europeans called the Americas "The New World" because it was new to them, as they had just discovered it during the Age of Exploration. Despite the fact that Native Americans had already inhabited the land for thousands of years, the Europeans referred to it as such to emphasize its novelty and the opportunities it presented for exploration, colonization, and trade. The term "Indians" was used to describe the Native Americans, but it does not accurately represent the Europeans' naming of the entire continent.

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  • 2. 

    What is the period in the 1500's when Europeans started searching for lands they did not know is called?

    • A.

      The New World

    • B.

      The Age of Exploration

    • C.

      Indians

    • D.

      Explorers

    Correct Answer
    B. The Age of Exploration
    Explanation
    The period in the 1500s when Europeans started searching for lands they did not know is called the Age of Exploration. This was a time when European explorers embarked on voyages to discover new territories, establish trade routes, and expand their empires. During this period, explorers like Christopher Columbus, Vasco da Gama, and Ferdinand Magellan made significant discoveries and opened up new opportunities for trade and colonization. The Age of Exploration marked a crucial turning point in world history, as it led to the colonization and globalization of many regions.

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  • 3. 

    What were brave men who sailed small ships across large oceans in search for land called?

    • A.

      Native Americans

    • B.

      Indians

    • C.

      Explorers

    • D.

      Vasco de Gama

    Correct Answer
    C. Explorers
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Explorers" because brave men who sailed small ships across large oceans in search for land were known as explorers. These individuals embarked on dangerous voyages to discover new lands, chart unexplored territories, and establish trade routes. They played a crucial role in expanding geographical knowledge and opening up new opportunities for trade and colonization. Some famous explorers include Christopher Columbus, Ferdinand Magellan, and James Cook.

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  • 4. 

    Europeans were motivated to explore new lands because they wanted to convert local people to Christianity or claim land for their country

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because during the Age of Exploration, Europeans were indeed motivated to explore new lands for the purpose of spreading Christianity and expanding their countries' territories. This was a time when European powers, such as Spain, Portugal, England, and France, sought to establish colonies and convert indigenous populations to Christianity. The desire for religious conversion and territorial expansion were key driving forces behind European exploration during this period.

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  • 5. 

    Explorers were able to reach and explore new lands because of improved navigational tools.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Explorers were able to reach and explore new lands because of improved navigational tools. These tools, such as compasses, astrolabes, and better maps, helped explorers accurately determine their position and navigate through unknown territories. With the aid of these tools, explorers were able to sail across oceans, chart new routes, and make important discoveries, expanding their knowledge of the world and opening up new opportunities for trade and colonization.

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  • 6. 

    Explorers did not bring back anything of value from the new lands they found

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "Explorers did not bring back anything of value from the new lands they found" is false. Explorers throughout history have brought back numerous valuable resources, such as spices, precious metals, and new plant and animal species. These discoveries often led to economic growth, trade, and cultural exchange between different regions of the world. Therefore, explorers have indeed brought back valuable items from the new lands they discovered.

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  • 7. 

    What did explorers use that were drawings of bodies of land and water to help them reach new lands?

    • A.

      Tobacco

    • B.

      Astrolabe

    • C.

      Compass

    • D.

      Maps

    Correct Answer
    D. Maps
    Explanation
    Explorers used maps, which were drawings of bodies of land and water, to help them reach new lands. Maps provided explorers with valuable information about the geography of unfamiliar territories, including the location of landmasses, bodies of water, and other landmarks. By studying maps, explorers could plan their routes, navigate through unknown territories, and avoid potential dangers. Maps were essential tools for explorers in their quest to discover new lands and expand their knowledge of the world.

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  • 8. 

    What leafy plant did explorers bring back with them from the new world?

    • A.

      Tobacco

    • B.

      Lettuce

    • C.

      Basil

    • D.

      Ferns

    Correct Answer
    A. Tobacco
    Explanation
    Explorers brought back tobacco from the New World. Tobacco is a leafy plant that is native to the Americas and was widely used by indigenous peoples for centuries before the arrival of Europeans. It became a valuable commodity and was quickly introduced to Europe, where it gained popularity and became an important crop. The introduction of tobacco to the Old World had significant cultural, economic, and health impacts, as it led to the widespread use of tobacco products and the establishment of the tobacco industry.

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  • 9. 

    What did explorers bring with them to help spread Christianity?

    • A.

      Crosses

    • B.

      Nuns

    • C.

      Prayer beads

    • D.

      The bible

    Correct Answer
    D. The bible
    Explanation
    Explorers brought the Bible with them to help spread Christianity because it is the central religious text of Christianity. The Bible contains the teachings, stories, and principles of the Christian faith, and it serves as a guide for believers. By bringing the Bible, explorers could share the word of God and introduce Christianity to new regions and cultures, helping to spread the religion.

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  • 10. 

    What did explorers use to help them tell which direction they were sailing, even in darkness or fog?

    • A.

      Compass

    • B.

      Astrolabe

    • C.

      Map

    • D.

      GPS

    Correct Answer
    A. Compass
    Explanation
    Explorers used a compass to help them tell which direction they were sailing, even in darkness or fog. A compass is a navigational instrument that uses the Earth's magnetic field to determine direction. It consists of a magnetized needle that aligns itself with the Earth's magnetic field, pointing towards the magnetic north pole. This allowed explorers to have a reliable and constant reference point for navigation, regardless of visibility conditions. The astrolabe was also used for navigation, but it relied on celestial bodies and was not as effective in darkness or fog. Maps and GPS were not available to explorers in the past.

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  • 11. 

    Explorers used this tool to help them tell how far away they were from the equator.

    • A.

      Compass

    • B.

      Astrolabe

    • C.

      Map

    • D.

      GPS

    Correct Answer
    B. Astrolabe
    Explanation
    The astrolabe was a tool used by explorers to determine their latitude, or how far away they were from the equator. It worked by measuring the angle between the horizon and a celestial body, such as the sun or a star. By comparing this angle to known values, explorers could calculate their latitude and navigate more accurately. The compass, map, and GPS are not specifically used for measuring latitude, making the astrolabe the most appropriate tool for this purpose.

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  • 12. 

    This was NOT a food that Europeans brough back from the new world.

    • A.

      Tomatoes

    • B.

      Corn

    • C.

      Pineapple

    • D.

      Apples

    Correct Answer
    D. Apples
    Explanation
    Apples were not a food that Europeans brought back from the New World. While tomatoes, corn, and pineapples were all crops that were introduced to Europe from the Americas, apples were already native to Europe and were cultivated there long before the exploration of the New World. Therefore, apples cannot be considered a food that Europeans brought back from the New World.

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  • 13. 

    What did explorers use to mark new land?

    • A.

      A sign

    • B.

      A flag

    • C.

      A rock

    • D.

      A tent

    Correct Answer
    B. A flag
    Explanation
    Explorers used flags to mark new land because flags are visible from a distance and can easily be planted in the ground or hoisted on a pole. This allowed explorers to claim and identify the newly discovered territory. Flags also served as a symbol of ownership and a way to communicate with other explorers or potential settlers in the area. Additionally, flags could be easily transported and carried during expeditions, making them a practical choice for marking new land.

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