North American Culture Quiz 4

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This quiz tests your knowledge of the Pilgrims and the Columbian Exchange.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Tell me if this sentence is TRUE or FALSE:Columbus was the first person to discover America.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Besides the native Americans that lived there, North America was visited by people from Iceland, China, and possibly even Africa before Columbus came.

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  • 2. 

    Tell me if this sentence is TRUE or FALSE:The Pilgrims had the first Thanksgiving dinner.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The pilgrims did have the first Thanksgiving dinner.

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  • 3. 

    Tell me if this sentence is TRUE or FALSE:The pilgrims had a peaceful relationship with the Native Americans.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The Pilgrims and the Native Americans were constantly fighting. The Native Americans were friendly to the Pilgrims in the beginning, but as time went on, there was war between the two groups.

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  • 4. 

    Tell me if this sentence is TRUE or FALSE:Slavery has always been illegal in the United States.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Slavery was very important to the American economy until 1865.

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  • 5. 

    Tell me if this sentence is TRUE or FALSE:The Pilgrims were well-prepared and ready to live in the new world.  They brought the right supplies and they brought people who knew how to survive in America.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The Pilgrims were not prepared for their journey. They did not bring and work animals, and they did not bring any explorers or people who had visited America before.

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  • 6. 

    Choose the best answer:In what region of America did the Mayflower arrive?

    • A.

      The Southeast

    • B.

      The Northwest

    • C.

      The Northeast

    • D.

      The South

    Correct Answer
    C. The Northeast
    Explanation
    They arrived in Massachusetts

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  • 7. 

    Why did the Pilgrims come to America?

    • A.

      To fight with the Native Americans

    • B.

      To get rich

    • C.

      For religious freedom

    • D.

      To find a faster route to China

    • E.

      Both B and C

    Correct Answer
    E. Both B and C
    Explanation
    Usually, we only remember that they came for religious freedom. But remember, their journey was free! It was paid for by a Dutch company that wanted to ship American things to Europe and find gold.

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  • 8. 

    Why did the Pilgrims choose Plymouth Rock as their place to live?

    • A.

      It was the first place that they landed after months at sea.

    • B.

      Some Pilgrims had relatives there.

    • C.

      There was an abandoned Indian village there.

    • D.

      They thought God told them to go there.

    • E.

      Both A and B

    Correct Answer
    C. There was an abandoned Indian village there.
    Explanation
    The Pilgrims first went to Cape Cod, but they did not stay there long. They chose Plymouth Rock instead. Disease killed most of the Native Americans living at Plymouth Rock, so it was a perfect place for them to live.

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  • 9. 

    Some of these events happened.  Some did not.  Select all the events that did happen.

    • A.

      The Pilgrims robbed graves

    • B.

      The Pilgrims and Native Americans often got married to each other

    • C.

      The Pilgrims brought gifts for the Native Americans from Europe

    • D.

      The Pilgrims stole from the Native Americans

    • E.

      None of these are true

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. The Pilgrims robbed graves
    D. The Pilgrims stole from the Native Americans
    Explanation
    The Pilgrims robbed graves and stole from the Native Americans.

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  • 10. 

    Some of these sentences describe the Pilgrims.  Some do not.  Select all the phrases that describe the Pilgrims.

    • A.

      They were strict, Puritan Christians

    • B.

      They believed God wanted them to have America

    • C.

      They did not like drinking or gambling

    • D.

      They thought that America was full of gold

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. They were strict, Puritan Christians
    B. They believed God wanted them to have America
    C. They did not like drinking or gambling
    D. They thought that America was full of gold
    Explanation
    The correct answer is: They were strict, Puritan Christians, They believed God wanted them to have America, They did not like drinking or gambling, They thought that America was full of gold.

    The given answer includes all the phrases that describe the Pilgrims. It mentions that they were strict, Puritan Christians, believed that God wanted them to have America, did not like drinking or gambling, and thought that America was full of gold.

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  • 11. 

    After Europeans came to America, plants, animals and diseases traveled between North America and Europe.  This process is called the:

    • A.

      Amherst Initiative

    • B.

      The Pilgrim Genocide

    • C.

      The Traveling Problem

    • D.

      Columbian Exchange

    • E.

      The Stock Exchange

    Correct Answer
    D. Columbian Exchange
    Explanation
    After Europeans came to America, there was a significant exchange of plants, animals, and diseases between North America and Europe. This process is known as the Columbian Exchange. It refers to the transfer of various goods and organisms, including crops like potatoes and tomatoes, animals like horses and cattle, and diseases like smallpox and measles. The Columbian Exchange had a profound impact on both continents, leading to cultural, economic, and ecological changes.

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  • 12. 

    Which of the following items came from North America?

    • A.

      Horses

    • B.

      Chocolate

    • C.

      Tomatoes

    • D.

      Paper

    • E.

      Pumpkins

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Chocolate
    C. Tomatoes
    E. Pumpkins
    Explanation
    Chocolate, tomatoes, and pumpkins came from North America. Chocolate originated from Mesoamerica, specifically the Mayan and Aztec civilizations. Tomatoes were first cultivated in Mesoamerica as well and were later introduced to Europe by Spanish explorers. Pumpkins are native to North America and were cultivated by indigenous peoples for thousands of years.

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  • 13. 

    Tell me if this sentence is TRUE, or if it is FALSE:Squanto lived in both America and Europe

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Squanto, also known as Tisquantum, was a Native American who lived in both America and Europe. He was originally from the Patuxet tribe in present-day Massachusetts, but was captured and taken to Europe as a slave. After spending several years in Europe, Squanto returned to America and played a crucial role in helping the Pilgrims establish their settlement at Plymouth. Therefore, the statement that Squanto lived in both America and Europe is true.

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  • 14. 

    Tell me if this sentence is TRUE, or if it is FALSE:Squanto spoke English

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Squanto, also known as Tisquantum, was a Native American from the Patuxet tribe who played a crucial role in helping the English settlers at Plymouth Colony. He learned English during his time as a captive in England and later served as a translator and mediator between the settlers and the Native American tribes. Therefore, it is true that Squanto spoke English.

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  • 15. 

    The Columbian Exchange brought lots of disease to North America.  How many Indians died because of disease?

    • A.

      Less than 10%

    • B.

      Around 35%

    • C.

      About half

    • D.

      Less than 75%

    • E.

      More than 80%

    Correct Answer
    E. More than 80%
    Explanation
    90% in America, 80% across all of North and South America

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  • 16. 

    What products were involved in the Trade Triangle between North America, Europe, and Africa?

    • A.

      Sugar, tomatoes, and clothing

    • B.

      Guns, tobacco and new ships

    • C.

      Slaves, guns, and sugar

    • D.

      Sugar, slaves, and animals

    • E.

      Tobacco, clothing and sugar

    Correct Answer
    C. Slaves, guns, and sugar
    Explanation
    the main items were slaves (from Africa), sugar (America), rum (America), tobacco (America), and guns (Europe). Clothing was not a major product.

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  • 17. 

    What products were not in America until Europeans came?  Select all of the products that Europe brought to America.

    • A.

      Horses

    • B.

      Turkey

    • C.

      Wheat

    • D.

      Chocolate

    • E.

      Rice

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Horses
    C. Wheat
    E. Rice
    Explanation
    Europeans brought horses, wheat, and rice to America. Horses were not native to America and were introduced by Europeans. Wheat and rice were also not found in America until Europeans brought them over. These products had a significant impact on the development of agriculture and transportation in America.

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  • 18. 

    What products did North America give to Europe?  Select all of the products that America gave to Europe.

    • A.

      Tobacco

    • B.

      Chocolate

    • C.

      Potatoes

    • D.

      Tomatoes

    • E.

      Corn

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Tobacco
    B. Chocolate
    C. Potatoes
    D. Tomatoes
    E. Corn
    Explanation
    All of these items came from North America.

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  • 19. 

    What were the effects of the Columbian exchange?  Select all of the effects of the Columbian Exchange. 

    • A.

      Diseases killed most Native Americans

    • B.

      Slavery became a part of America's economy

    • C.

      Christopher Columbus became King of America

    • D.

      New products were brought to Europe and America.

    • E.

      Baseball became an important sport all over the world

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Diseases killed most Native Americans
    B. Slavery became a part of America's economy
    D. New products were brought to Europe and America.
    Explanation
    The effects of the Columbian Exchange included diseases killing most Native Americans, slavery becoming a part of America's economy, and new products being brought to Europe and America.

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  • 20. 

    Which situation describes "cognitive dissonance"?

    • A.

      I am a Cleveland Cavaliers basketball fan. I don't like Los Angeles Lakers fans. I don't like Kobe Bryant and I hope that they lose every game they play.

    • B.

      I am a student. I cheat on tests because I think it is OK to cheat if I get a good grade. If nobody finds out, it doesn't matter if I cheat.

    • C.

      I am a soldier. My boss tells me to kill someone, but I say no. I drop my gun and I quit being a soldier because I do not want to hurt anyone. I will get in trouble, but I don't care.

    • D.

      I am from France. I think it's OK to hurt people from England, because English people are "below" me anyway. I think they have a lower status than me, so I don't care if someone hurts them. T think they are like animals.

    • E.

      I don't like horror movies because they scare me.

    Correct Answer
    D. I am from France. I think it's OK to hurt people from England, because English people are "below" me anyway. I think they have a lower status than me, so I don't care if someone hurts them. T think they are like animals.
    Explanation
    Cognitive Dissonance = "it's OK to hurt someone else, because they are lower than me, like an animal or a lower type of human."

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