Our Place By The Sea AFL 2

20 Questions | Total Attempts: 33

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  • 1. 
    The___________ whale was the best whale to catch because of its close proximity to shore and the fact that it floated.
  • 2. 
    The__________fishermen may have been the first Europeans to find N. America
  • 3. 
    The __________ whale was prized for its natural products that made for bright candles , lubricant , and cosmetic applications
  • 4. 
    The whaling ships of New England were manned and  operated by White Christian men only
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The Native Americans were the first to teach the settlers of Nantucket the benefits of going farther out to sea to catch whales
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The largest customer for the products of New England whaling was
  • 7. 
    The first people to show up on the continent were the vikings
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The first people to arrive in N America after the glaciers retreated were
    • A. 

      The Vikings

    • B. 

      Christopher Columbus and his Men

    • C. 

      Paleo-Native Americans

    • D. 

      The Dutch

  • 9. 
    The Dutchman Adriean_______ arrived here in 1614 to map the coast
  • 10. 
    The center of Whaling in America in the 1700's was the island of_________________
  • 11. 
    Slavery was practiced in Colonial America
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    RI was covered by thick icy glaciers how long ago
    • A. 

      1000-2000 yrs ago

    • B. 

      250000 yrs ago

    • C. 

      14-25,000 yrs ago

    • D. 

      75-95,000 yrs ago

  • 13. 
    RI many rivers and streams helped the state turn to manufacturing for revenue/jobs
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Only a tiny portion of the American Colonies money was derived from whaling.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    One of the largest trades in Colonial RI was the building of ____________
  • 16. 
    One of the Islands whalers from Nantucket stopped and picked up new men and supplies in the Atlantic was
    • A. 

      Ireland

    • B. 

      Hawaii

    • C. 

      Samoa

    • D. 

      Cape Verdes

  • 17. 
    One disease that helped wipe out the indigenous population was__________
  • 18. 
    Much of the work done to clear land by the European settlers in RI was done by
    • A. 

      Indentured servants

    • B. 

      White slaves of the crown

    • C. 

      The settler's themselves

    • D. 

      Native Americans and African slaves

  • 19. 
    It becomes apparent early on that whaling is not going to be sustainable for the people of New England. What evidence of this lack of sustainability is there?( one paragraph response)
  • 20. 
    A ordinary whaling seaman could usually expect to make a great deal of money after three yrs at sea
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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