New Empires In The Americas

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New Empires In The Americas

This is a quiz about the age of exploration. It includes the explorations of Spain, Portugal, England, France and the Netherlands.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    This was an invention used to help sailors navigate using the position of the stars.
    • A. 

      Caravel

    • B. 

      Astrolabe

    • C. 

      Tourniquet

  • 2. 
    This was the boundary of Spain's exploration and monopoly rights.
    • A. 

      Treaty of Tordesillas

    • B. 

      Azores

    • C. 

      Line of Demarcation

  • 3. 
    This gave Portugal the rights to the lands in Africa and to the lands that are now called Brazil.
    • A. 

      Columbian exchange

    • B. 

      Treaty of Tordesillas

    • C. 

      Presidio

  • 4. 
    The transfer of plants, animals, diseases and technology between the Old and New World.
    • A. 

      Columbian Exchange

    • B. 

      Reconquista

    • C. 

      Protestant Reformation

  • 5. 
    A town with a central plaza, church, homes and businesses.
    • A. 

      Mission

    • B. 

      Pueblo

    • C. 

      Presidio

  • 6. 
    The Protestant Reformation was a movement in the Middle Ages to make a change to the Lutheran Church in Europe.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    The encomienda system allowed new settlers the right to demand that native people perform labor for the settlers.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The conquistadores were Portugues soldiers that led military expeditions into the interior of the Americas, looking for riches and fame.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The Northwest Passage was a route that led explorers from the Mediterranean Sea to Asia.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The Spanish Armada attempted to overthrow Queen Elizabeth and the Anglican Church.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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