APwh (AP World History) Arq 12b

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AP World History Quizzes & Trivia

If you are a history lover, then this World's History quiz will definitely interest you! Get to know what happened in the early centuries and the colonial period and find out about different economies then. Have fun!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    One of the major reasons for the growth of the world population after 1700 was
    • A. 

      Recovery from the plague

    • B. 

      Large-scale development of the plantation economy in the new world and the growth of staple crops.

    • C. 

      The spread of more high-calorie per acre staple crops from the New World.

    • D. 

      The transition to a mercantile, cash-based economy.

    • E. 

      Exposure of the different populations to each other strengthened the global immune system.

  • 2. 
    By the end of the sixteenth century, what country occupied most of the Brazilian coast?
    • A. 

      Spain

    • B. 

      England

    • C. 

      Portugal

    • D. 

      France

    • E. 

      Austria

  • 3. 
    Which export product dominated the Brazilian economy by the seventeenth century?
    • A. 

      Gold.

    • B. 

      Silver.

    • C. 

      Maize.

    • D. 

      Slaves.

    • E. 

      Sugar.

  • 4. 
    The highest-ranking Spanish officials in the colonies were:
    • A. 

      Viceroys

    • B. 

      Priests.

    • C. 

      Conquistadors

    • D. 

      Indigenous royalty

    • E. 

      Creoles.

  • 5. 
    The most influential defender of Amerindians in the early colonial period was
    • A. 

      Bishop Diego de Landa.

    • B. 

      Bartolomé de las Casas.

    • C. 

      Juan de Zumárraga.

    • D. 

      Diego Mendez.

    • E. 

      Aldo Suarez.

  • 6. 
    An encomienda was
    • A. 

      A form of forced labor and tribute.

    • B. 

      A plantation for mining precious metals.

    • C. 

      A plantation for growing sugar.

    • D. 

      An agreement with Amerindians.

    • E. 

      A disease of the lower intestine.

  • 7. 
    The forced labor system in which Amerindian men in Peru worked two to four months of the year in the mines was
    • A. 

      The milla

    • B. 

      The puri.

    • C. 

      The colo system.

    • D. 

      The rota.

    • E. 

      The mita.

  • 8. 
    The castas of Latin America included mixed-race peoples such as
    • A. 

      Creoles and cajuns.

    • B. 

      Aryans and assyrians.

    • C. 

      Serbs and slavs.

    • D. 

      Mestizos and mulattos.

    • E. 

      Palenques and puccis.

  • 9. 
    How did the English and French American colonies differ from the Spanish and Portuguese American colonies?
    • A. 

      The Spanish and Portuguese forced their languages on the population.

    • B. 

      The English and French used direct government control to develop colonies.

    • C. 

      The Spanish and Portuguese ruled with "benign neglect."

    • D. 

      The English and French developed colonies through the efforts of private companies.

    • E. 

      They did not differ at all in their policies.

  • 10. 
    Which new form of compulsory labor was first introduced by the English in North America?
    • A. 

      Black slave labor

    • B. 

      Amerindian slave labor

    • C. 

      Indentured servants

    • D. 

      The mita and encomienda

    • E. 

      The chinampa system

  • 11. 
    The leaders of French expansion, the coureurs de bois, were
    • A. 

      Jesuits converting natives.

    • B. 

      Indian fur traders.

    • C. 

      Frenchmen living among the natives.

    • D. 

      Englishmen who fought with the French.

    • E. 

      An elite French commando unit.

  • 12. 
    The English Navigation Acts sought to
    • A. 

      Limit colonial trading and production competition.

    • B. 

      Limit the colonial manufacture of ships.

    • C. 

      Ban importation of the printing press to America.

    • D. 

      Prevent the importation of slaves on slave ships.

    • E. 

      Rechart the waters off the coast of North America.

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