A World History Test For Grade 10 Students

38 Questions | Total Attempts: 95

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following was NOT a result of European exploration of the Americas?
    • A. 

      North American colonization

    • B. 

      Decline of nation-states in Europe

    • C. 

      The Columbia exchange

    • D. 

      Large trade networks developed

  • 2. 
    All of the following are major reasons for European exploration and expansion from 1450 to 1750 except:
    • A. 

      Advanced technology in armaments and naval shipbuilding

    • B. 

      Need for raw materials and markets for finished products

    • C. 

      Desire to spread democracy and capitalism around the world

    • D. 

      Need to find better land and sea trade routes around the world

  • 3. 
    Which farming technique was developed by the Incas?
    • A. 

      Fallow fields

    • B. 

      Floating gardens

    • C. 

      Grain cultivation

    • D. 

      Terrace planting

  • 4. 
    Which of the following was the first form of writing developed in Mesoamerica?
    • A. 

      Calligraphy

    • B. 

      Cuneiform

    • C. 

      Hieroglyphic

    • D. 

      Ideograph

  • 5. 
    What characteristics of the Inca civilization were similar to those of the Aztec?
    • A. 

      Location and quipu

    • B. 

      Warring and calendar

    • C. 

      Pyramids and road system

    • D. 

      Terracing and mineral wealth

  • 6. 
    Incas are to terracing as Aztecs are to:
    • A. 

      Quipu

    • B. 

      Calender

    • C. 

      Pyramids

    • D. 

      Chinampas

  • 7. 
    The Aztecs built their empire through trade and:
    • A. 

      Education

    • B. 

      Law

    • C. 

      Religion

    • D. 

      War

  • 8. 
    Diseases from the Spanish decimated the ranks of the Incas. What made the germs easier to transmit across the Incan territory?
    • A. 

      The prevailing dry winds from the eastern part of the country

    • B. 

      The system of highways that the inventive Incas had built

    • C. 

      The way the Incas lived in close contact with each other

    • D. 

      The lack of cleanliness that was typical of Inca civilization

  • 9. 
    What did the triumphs of Cortes and Pizarro do for the Spanish?
    • A. 

      They mapped the entire coastline of Central and South America

    • B. 

      The converted large numbers of indigenous people to Catholicism

    • C. 

      They opened the new world for future Spanish colonization

    • D. 

      They began the trade with both Spice Islands and the Americans

  • 10. 
    What is one reason that motivated Europeans to explore and colonize the western hemisphere in the 16th century?
    • A. 

      Cultural interaction

    • B. 

      Economic opportunity

    • C. 

      Politicial revolutions

    • D. 

      Population exlosion

  • 11. 
    In 1492, Christopher Columbus landed in what part of the western hemisphere?
    • A. 

      South America

    • B. 

      Central America

    • C. 

      Florida Peninsula

    • D. 

      Caribbean Islands

  • 12. 
    The travels of which of the following individuals encouraged further European exploration of East Asia?
    • A. 

      Christopher Columbus

    • B. 

      Bartolomeau Dias

    • C. 

      Henry Hudson

    • D. 

      Marco Polo

  • 13. 
    By financing risky voyages of exploration, European rules of the 16th and 17th centuries hoped to gain all of the following except:
    • A. 

      Gold

    • B. 

      Immigrants

    • C. 

      Land

    • D. 

      Spices

  • 14. 
    Which of the following products, were brought to Europe as a result of the triangular trade with the Americas?
    • A. 

      Chocolate

    • B. 

      Coffee

    • C. 

      Grapes

    • D. 

      Oranges

  • 15. 
    Which of the following foods that is native to the Americas became a staple of the European diet after the 16th century?
    • A. 

      Onions

    • B. 

      Potatoes

    • C. 

      Rice

    • D. 

      Wheat

  • 16. 
    What was the result of the triangular trade which followed the exploration of the Americas
    • A. 

      Decrease of crops available to colonists in the Americas

    • B. 

      Re-population of certain African areas due to slave trade

    • C. 

      Trade ceased to be a means of making a living in the New World

    • D. 

      Growth of plantation agriculture especially in the Southern Colonies

  • 17. 
    One effect of European expansion in the 16th and 17th centuries was that it:
    • A. 

      Disrupted trade relations with East Asia

    • B. 

      Introduced slavery to the western hemisphere

    • C. 

      Discouraged the growth of European middle class

    • D. 

      Encouraged the creation of the European alliance system

  • 18. 
    All of the following are effects on Africa of the slave trading that sent millions of africans into servitude except
    • A. 

      A permanent weakening of the continent of Africa

    • B. 

      Colonization by the Europeans in the 19th century

    • C. 

      Millions of dollars paid into the economies of Africa

    • D. 

      The fostering of racism from which Africans still suffer

  • 19. 
    All of the following were effects of the slave trade across the Atlantic except:
    • A. 

      War and disease killed millions of natives

    • B. 

      Millions of Africans were enslaved in the Americans

    • C. 

      Rivalries between European slave traders intensified

    • D. 

      The cotton gin was developed to finally replace slaves

  • 20. 
    Which of the following is an example of secularism?
    • A. 

      Holiday sales

    • B. 

      Martin Luther King day

    • C. 

      Stores closed on sundays

    • D. 

      Invocations in the parliament

  • 21. 
    Which of the following encouraged theologians to begin a reformation of the Roman Catholic Church?
    • A. 

      Humanist ideas from the Renaissance

    • B. 

      Scientific discoveries from the Enlightenment

    • C. 

      The destruction of the Thirty Years War

    • D. 

      The legacy of the Peace of Augsburg

  • 22. 
    One characteristic of Renaissance literature was a greater emphasis on the importance of the:
    • A. 

      Church

    • B. 

      Individual

    • C. 

      State

    • D. 

      Village

  • 23. 
    Which of the following is an idea from the enlightenment that became part of American government?
    • A. 

      Government leaders have lifetime appointments

    • B. 

      Law and government are divinely inspired

    • C. 

      Government leaders have absolute authority

    • D. 

      Religion and government are separate institutions

  • 24. 
    All of the following denominations were established as a result of the reformation except:
    • A. 

      Anglican

    • B. 

      Lutheran

    • C. 

      Greek Orthodox

    • D. 

      Wesleyan Methodist

  • 25. 
    Which of the following occurred as a result of the reformation?
    • A. 

      Religious toleration spread throughout Europe

    • B. 

      Lutheranism gained a stronghold in Scotland

    • C. 

      The Anglican Church was founded in England

    • D. 

      The Roman Catholic Church dominated all of Europe