Our Place By The Sea AFL 2

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  • 1. 

    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)

  • 2. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    C. 14-25,000 yrs ago
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 14-25,000 yrs ago. This is because during this time period, the region of RI was covered by thick icy glaciers. The presence of these glaciers indicates that it must have been a significant amount of time ago, and the range of 14-25,000 years ago fits within that timeframe.

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  • 3. 

    The first people to show up on the continent were the vikings

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the first people to show up on the continent were not the Vikings. The Vikings were known for their exploration and colonization of various regions, but they did not reach the continent mentioned in the question. The indigenous people who inhabited the continent long before the arrival of Europeans were the first to show up there.

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  • 4. 

    The__________fishermen may have been the first Europeans to find N. America

    Correct Answer
    Basque
    Explanation
    The Basque fishermen may have been the first Europeans to find North America.

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  • 5. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    C. Paleo-Native Americans
    Explanation
    The Paleo-Native Americans were the first people to arrive in North America after the glaciers retreated. This refers to the Paleo-Indian period, which occurred around 10,000 to 8,000 BCE. These early inhabitants migrated from Asia across the Bering Strait land bridge and gradually spread throughout the continent. The Vikings, Christopher Columbus and his men, and the Dutch arrived much later in history.

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  • 6. 

    The Dutchman Adriean_______ arrived here in 1614 to map the coast

    Correct Answer
    Block
    Explanation
    Adriean Block arrived in 1614 to map the coast.

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  • 7. 

    One disease that helped wipe out the indigenous population was__________

    Correct Answer
    Measles
    Bubonic plague
    smallpox
    cholera
    black death
    small pox
  • 8. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    D. Native Americans and African slaves
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Native Americans and African slaves. European settlers in Rhode Island relied on Native Americans and African slaves to clear land. Indentured servants were also used, but they were not the primary labor force for this task. Additionally, there is no mention of "white slaves of the crown" in the question, so it is not a relevant option. The settlers themselves may have contributed to the clearing of land, but the question specifically asks about the main labor force, which was comprised of Native Americans and African slaves.

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  • 9. 

    Slavery was practiced in Colonial America

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Slavery was indeed practiced in Colonial America. During this time, African slaves were forcibly brought to the American colonies and subjected to harsh conditions, forced labor, and dehumanization. Slavery played a significant role in the economic development of the colonies, particularly in the Southern states where large plantations relied heavily on slave labor. The institution of slavery persisted until the abolition movement gained momentum in the 19th century, leading to the eventual end of slavery in the United States with the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863.

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  • 10. 

    One of the largest trades in Colonial RI was the building of ____________

    Correct Answer
    ships
    Explanation
    During the colonial period in Rhode Island, one of the most significant trades was shipbuilding. The state's location along the coast made it an ideal place for constructing ships, which were essential for transportation, trade, and exploration. Shipbuilding became a thriving industry, with skilled craftsmen constructing various types of vessels, including merchant ships, whaling ships, and naval vessels. The abundance of timber and natural resources in Rhode Island further supported this trade, making it one of the largest and most important industries in the region.

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  • 11. 

    RI many rivers and streams helped the state turn to manufacturing for revenue/jobs

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that the presence of many rivers and streams in the state has contributed to its shift towards manufacturing as a source of revenue and job creation. This is because water bodies can provide a reliable source of water for various manufacturing processes, such as hydroelectric power generation, transportation of goods, and access to water for industrial use. Additionally, rivers and streams can offer potential sites for factories and industries to be built, further supporting the state's manufacturing sector.

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  • 12. 

    A ordinary whaling seaman could usually expect to make a great deal of money after three yrs at sea

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that an ordinary whaling seaman could expect to make a great deal of money after three years at sea. However, this statement is not true. Whaling seamen were typically paid low wages and did not have the opportunity to accumulate a significant amount of wealth. Additionally, the dangerous nature of the job and the high mortality rate among whaling seamen further diminish the likelihood of making a great deal of money. Hence, the correct answer is False.

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  • 13. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because it was actually the other way around. The settlers of Nantucket were the ones who taught the Native Americans the benefits of going farther out to sea to catch whales.

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  • 14. 

    The___________ whale was the best whale to catch because of its close proximity to shore and the fact that it floated.

    Correct Answer
    right
    Explanation
    The word "right" in this context refers to the "right whale," a type of whale that was considered the best to catch. This is because the right whale was often found close to shore, making it easier to catch, and it had the characteristic of floating, which made it more accessible for whalers.

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  • 15. 

    The __________ whale was prized for its natural products that made for bright candles , lubricant , and cosmetic applications

    Correct Answer
    sperm
    Explanation
    The sperm whale was highly valued for its natural resources, which were used to create bright candles, lubricants, and cosmetics. The sperm whale's spermaceti, a waxy substance found in its head, was particularly sought after for its high-quality oil that could be used in various industries. This oil was known for its bright flame when used in candles, its effectiveness as a lubricant, and its application in cosmetics.

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  • 16. 

    The center of Whaling in America in the 1700's was the island of_________________

    Correct Answer
    Nantucket
    Explanation
    During the 1700s, Nantucket served as the center of whaling in America. The island's location and natural resources made it an ideal hub for the whaling industry. Nantucket's proximity to the Atlantic Ocean provided easy access to the hunting grounds, and its abundance of whales attracted many whalers. Additionally, Nantucket had a well-established infrastructure to support the whaling operations, including shipyards, warehouses, and experienced sailors. The island's economy heavily relied on the whaling industry, making it the primary location for whaling activities during that time.

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  • 17. 

    The whaling ships of New England were manned and  operated by White Christian men only

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the whaling ships of New England were not exclusively manned and operated by White Christian men. In fact, whaling crews were often diverse and included individuals from different racial and religious backgrounds. Many African Americans, Native Americans, and individuals of various ethnicities worked on whaling ships, contributing to the industry's success. This diversity was due to the demand for labor and the opportunities provided by whaling for people from different walks of life.

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  • 18. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    D. Cape Verdes
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Cape Verdes. Cape Verdes is a group of islands located in the Atlantic Ocean off the west coast of Africa. Whalers from Nantucket, an island in Massachusetts, would often stop at Cape Verdes to pick up new men and supplies during their voyages in the Atlantic. This was a common practice for whalers to replenish their crew and stock up on provisions during long journeys.

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  • 19. 

    The largest customer for the products of New England whaling was

    Correct Answer
    England
    The royal crown
    Great Britain
    The British Empire
    Explanation
    The correct answer is The British Empire. England, the royal crown, and Great Britain are all part of the British Empire. The British Empire was the largest customer for the products of New England whaling, indicating that the empire as a whole was the primary consumer of these goods.

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  • 20. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that only a small amount of money in the American Colonies came from whaling. This means that whaling was not a significant source of income in the colonies. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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