Unit Test Chapter 12 And 13 The Renaissance, Reformation, And Age Of Exploration

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  • 1. 
    What navigation techniques of the 15th century allowed Europeans to explore farther than they had before?
    • A. 

      Cartography, caravels, chronometer, sun dial

    • B. 

      Compass, sextant, astrolabe,

    • C. 

      Dead reckoning, quadrant, telescope

    • D. 

      Gunwale, dhow, lodestone, sand glass

  • 2. 
    Sailing for Spain in 1492 this man attempted to reach Asia by sailing west, but discovered a whole new continent.
    • A. 

      Amerigo Vespucci

    • B. 

      Magellan

    • C. 

      Diaz

    • D. 

      Columbus

  • 3. 
    In 1497, sailing for Portugal, this man was the first European to sail around Africa to India.
    • A. 

      Diaz

    • B. 

      DaGama

    • C. 

      Columbus

    • D. 

      Magellan

  • 4. 
    The Papal Line of Demarcation was 
    • A. 

      The border set by the pope between Catholic and Protestant countries

    • B. 

      The line that divided trade routes between the Middle east and China

    • C. 

      A line set by the pope that divided the New World into east and west with lands in the east given to Portugal and lands west to Spain.

    • D. 

      A line set by the Pope that gave him power over new lands discovered west of the Atlantic

  • 5. 
    The Treaty of Tordesillas
    • A. 

      Ended the war between Spain and Portugal

    • B. 

      Set the Papal Line of Demarcation

    • C. 

      Gave Portugal control of trade in Indonesia

    • D. 

      Gave Spain control of Mediterranean trade routes

  • 6. 
    Large parts of South America and their empires were conquered by
    • A. 

      Portugal

    • B. 

      Spain

    • C. 

      Britain

    • D. 

      Mexico

  • 7. 
    The goals of the the Spanish missionaries in the New World was
    • A. 

      To convert the Natives to Christianity and civilize them.

    • B. 

      To recruit Natives for the priesthood.

    • C. 

      To use Natives as sacrifices.

    • D. 

      To sell Natives into slavery.

  • 8. 
    Why did Europeans get slaves from Africa?
    • A. 

      The harsh treatment of Natives and disease decimated their population so the Spanish did not have a large enough work force.

    • B. 

      The Africans lost a war with the Spanish.

    • C. 

      Africans immigrated there then were made slaves as they were seen as an inferior race.

    • D. 

      Many came over as indentured servants who couldn't afford to buy their freedom.

  • 9. 
    In the New World caste system a person born in Spain who resided in New Spain and usually owned land or had a position of authority.
    • A. 

      Criollo or creole

    • B. 

      Mestizo

    • C. 

      Peninsulare

    • D. 

      Mulatto

  • 10. 
    The Middle Passage was
    • A. 

      The route to riches and gold in the New World.

    • B. 

      The forced immigration of Africans across the Atlantic to the New World.

    • C. 

      The route Cortes followed to the Aztecs.

    • D. 

      The road that connected the Incan Empire.

  • 11. 
    What is mercantilsm?
    • A. 

      Trading in faraway ports for the adventure.

    • B. 

      Buying more than you sell so you have a supply that won't run out.

    • C. 

      Bartering for land.

    • D. 

      Selling more than you buy to establish a favorable balance of trade.

  • 12. 
    What was the Columbian Exchange? 
    • A. 

      Exchange of cultures between Asia and Europe.

    • B. 

      Exchange of Columbus' trade routes to the New World with Spain's rivals.

    • C. 

      The exchange of plants, animals and ideas between the New World and the old World.

    • D. 

      The value set for items that were bartered.

  • 13. 
    What was the Triangle Trade?
    • A. 

      Trade between Asia and Europe for fine silks and porcelains.

    • B. 

      Trade between South America, the Caribbean Islands and Mexico in gold.

    • C. 

      Trade carrying slaves, cash crops, and manufactured goods between W. Africa, Caribbean or American colonies & the Europe,

    • D. 

      Trade in the Mediterranean and N. Africa for slaves.

  • 14. 
    What were the Spanish explorers and soldiers who conquered territory in the Americas called?
    • A. 

      Pioneering

    • B. 

      Conquistadors

    • C. 

      Colonization

    • D. 

      Missionaries

  • 15. 
    Who was the first navigator to sail around the world?
    • A. 

      Amerigo Vespucci

    • B. 

      Christopher Columbus

    • C. 

      Ferdinand Magellan

  • 16. 
    Who is the explorer from whom America got its name?
    • A. 

      Cabot

    • B. 

      Vespucci

    • C. 

      Da Gama

  • 17. 
    What were the Spanish explorers and soldiers who conquered territory in the Americas called?
    • A. 

      Pioneering

    • B. 

      Conquistadors

    • C. 

      Colonization

    • D. 

      Missionaries

  • 18. 
    Who was the Spanish conqueror of the Inca Empire in 1533?
    • A. 

      Francisco Pizarro

    • B. 

      Hernando Cortes

    • C. 

      Montezuma

  • 19. 
    This is a small, narrow ship with two or three masts and triangular sails.
    • A. 

      Caravel

    • B. 

      Sailboat

    • C. 

      Galleon

  • 20. 
    Who is the Italian explorer who claimed the West Indies for Spain?
    • A. 

      Christopher Columbus

    • B. 

      Panfilo Narvaez

    • C. 

      Hernando De Soto

  • 21. 
    The English seized it and renamed New York
    • A. 

      Algeria

    • B. 

      New Netherlands

    • C. 

      Ibo

    • D. 

      Congo

  • 22. 
    The pattern of trade that connected Europe, Africa and Asia, and the American continents
    • A. 

      Triangular trade

    • B. 

      Gold Coast

    • C. 

      Land of salt

    • D. 

      Cape of Good Hope

  • 23. 
    This society produced more slaves than practically any other on the African continent
    • A. 

      Algeria

    • B. 

      Benin

    • C. 

      Congo

    • D. 

      Ibo

  • 24. 
    Known to Europeans as the Spice Islands
    • A. 

      Spain

    • B. 

      Moluccas

    • C. 

      Congo

    • D. 

      Algeria

  • 25. 
    African slaves supplied labor for them
    • A. 

      The Bering Crossing

    • B. 

      The Middle Passage

    • C. 

      The Voyage of Sorrow

    • D. 

      Sugarcane Plantation

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