World Auto Colonial Drive

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  • 1. 
    The primary factor causing the disappearance of Mayan culture was
    • A. 

      diseases brought from the south by the Incas

    • B. 

      Wars fought with the Aztecs

    • C. 

      drought and lack of food

    • D. 

      Civil wars among themselves

  • 2. 
    Europeans dreamed of a water route to East Africa because:
    • A. 

      It was shorter than the best land route

    • B. 

      Muslims blocked the overland route

    • C. 

      The Crusades had improved their sailing skills

    • D. 

      All the above

  • 3. 
    Until the end of his life, Christopher Columbus believed that he had discovered:
    • A. 

      The New World of America

    • B. 

      Some islands off the coast of Africa

    • C. 

      A land that he named Columbia

    • D. 

      Some territories near the mainland of Asia

  • 4. 
    As part of the "Great Biological Exchange" Europeans brought to the New World:
    • A. 

      Horses and pigs

    • B. 

      peanuts and tobacco

    • C. 

      Dogs and guinea pigs

    • D. 

      Ducks and turkeys

  • 5. 
    By 1500, natives of North America had:
    • A. 

      Fought frequently, with one another

    • B. 

      Developed a common language

    • C. 

      Established a similar communities

    • D. 

      All the above

  • 6. 
    The first conquest of a major civilization in the Americas was by:
    • A. 

      Christopher Columbus

    • B. 

      Hernando Cortes

    • C. 

      Ferdinand Magellan

    • D. 

      Juan Ponce de Leon

  • 7. 
    Spanish advantages over the Indians did not include:
    • A. 

      Military weapons

    • B. 

      Greater numbers of people

    • C. 

      Horses and greyhounds

    • D. 

      Armed ships

  • 8. 
    The English and the French succeeded more than the Spanish in the New World because they:
    • A. 

      Stressed finding gold and silver

    • B. 

      Established a market economy including trade with the Indians

    • C. 

      Converted Indians to Christianity

    • D. 

      Arrived before the Spanish

  • 9. 
    Under the Spanish empire, the Spanish government:
    • A. 

      Provided only military protection to the colonies

    • B. 

      Defended the culture of the Indians

    • C. 

      Sought only the expansion of the Catholic Church

    • D. 

      Tightly regulated the colonies

  • 10. 
    The sponsor of the "Lost Colony" was:
    • A. 

      Sir Humphrey Gilbert

    • B. 

      Richard Hakluyt

    • C. 

      Sir Walter Raleigh

    • D. 

      Francis Drake

  • 11. 
    New Spain  included:
    • A. 

      Only the present day New Mexico, Arizona, and California

    • B. 

      From Mexico to Alaska, to Florida, and Tennessee

    • C. 

      All of North and South America

    • D. 

      Only the western United States up to Oregon

  • 12. 
    The Quakers:
    • A. 

      Settled in Pennsylvania

    • B. 

      Practiced complete religious toleration

    • C. 

      Followed the "inner light"

    • D. 

      All the above

  • 13. 
    Warfare with the Indians in the Southwest can be attributed to:
    • A. 

      Whites' taking advantage of the Indians in trading

    • B. 

      The capture and use of Indians as slaves

    • C. 

      The consistent of demand of deerskins obtained by trading with the Indians

    • D. 

      All the above

  • 14. 
    The colonial New Englanders justified approaching Indian lands on the grounds that:
    • A. 

      The Indians did not use them as efficiently as the English could

    • B. 

      The Indians were killing off all the game, which the Whites needed

    • C. 

      The Whites had claim to the land given them by the King of England

    • D. 

      The Indians had massacred so many Whites they had lost the right to their lands

  • 15. 
    The New England Indians:
    • A. 

      Resisted efforts by the White colonists to trade with them

    • B. 

      Had religious beliefs closely related to Christianity

    • C. 

      Were greatly divided among themselves in disputes over land and other issues

    • D. 

      Were naturally resistant to smallpox

  • 16. 
    The governing power in Massachusetts:
    • A. 

      Placed all power in the governor

    • B. 

      Slowly evolved from being based on the Mayflower Compact to being based on the colony's constitution

    • C. 

      Evolved from a trading company to the governing body of the colony, while membership in the church replaced the purchase of stock

    • D. 

      Was more democratic than other colonies because the charter was kept in the colony

  • 17. 
    The considerable fame that is attached to the Piligrim settlement at Plymouth Colony comes from:
    • A. 

      The fact that it was the first permanent English settlement in America

    • B. 

      William Bradford's vivid history of the colony

    • C. 

      The large size of the settlement

    • D. 

      The fact that it was the only settlement in America to be so clearly developed for religious reasons

  • 18. 
    Planters who migrated from the West Indies, particularly Barbados, exerted a major influence on the development of:
    • A. 

      South Carolina

    • B. 

      Virginia

    • C. 

      Maryland

    • D. 

      Georgia

  • 19. 
    In Maryland:
    • A. 

      English Catholics found a refuge

    • B. 

      nearly all colonists were Catholics

    • C. 

      The Roman Catholic Church was the established church

    • D. 

      All the above

  • 20. 
    "Forced worship stinks in God's nostrils" said:
    • A. 

      Anne Hutchinson

    • B. 

      John Winthrop

    • C. 

      Nathaniel Bacon

    • D. 

      Roger Williams

  • 21. 
    People who hoped to reform the Church of England included:
    • A. 

      The Pilgrims

    • B. 

      Roger Williams

    • C. 

      The Puritans

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 22. 
    A major cause of Bacon's Rebellion was:
    • A. 

      Hatred for the tyrannical Governor William Berkeley

    • B. 

      Nathaniel Bacon's friendship with the local Indians

    • C. 

      Bacon's commitment to democratic principles

    • D. 

      The impact of the English Civil War on the Virginians

  • 23. 
    The first known Blacks to come to English America arrived in:
    • A. 

      South Carolina in 1664

    • B. 

      Massachusetts Bay in 1632

    • C. 

      Georgia in 1609

    • D. 

      Virginia in 1619

  • 24. 
    The Virginia settlement thrived because of
    • A. 

      John Smith's leadership

    • B. 

      African American slaves

    • C. 

      Tobacco

    • D. 

      Assistance from the surrounding Indians

  • 25. 
    Compared to the Spanish, the English colonization efforts:
    • A. 

      Conquered peoples and ruled them with civilians

    • B. 

      Maintained tight military control over the colonies

    • C. 

      Sought wealth through trade without sending many settlers

    • D. 

      Transplanted their way of life to the New World

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