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On what assumption was the encomienda system based?
a) that Europeans had the right to demand labor from Native Americans b) that exposure to European culture would help educate Native Americans c) that living on Spanish plantations would convert Native Americans to Christianity d) that mestizos had more rights than full-blooded Native Americans
How was Africa affected by the Atlantic slave trade?
a) Many cultures lost their fittest members, and families were torn apart. b) All African countries prospered from the trade and grew to be world powers. c) Kings were able to stop rebellions with the firearms they received in trade. d) African civilizations became safer because they captured and traded away their criminals.
How did the middle passage get its name?
a) It was the second, or middle, part of the triangular trade. b) It traveled through the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. c) It traveled in between, or in the middle of, all the continents. d) The enslaved Africans traveled in the middle of the ship.
How did slavery in African and Muslim societies differ from slavery in the Americas?
a) Slavery in the Americas was based on race and was hereditary. b) People in African and Muslim societies could not escape their slavery. c) Enslaved people in African and Muslim societies could not rise socially. d) The slavery in Africa and Muslim societies was based primarily on race.
How did Bartolemé de Las Casas affect race relations in the Americas?
a) He urged better treatment of Native Americans but proposed using African laborers. b) He led a well-organized uprising against the Spanish to protest the treatment of Native Americans. c) He started a colony in present-day Arizona based on equality of all men. d) He visited the king of Spain to protest the treatment of Native Americans.
As part of the Columbian Exchange, which of the following was carried west across the Atlantic?
a) livestock b) tobacco c) potatoes d) tomatoes
European expansion was driven by all of these EXCEPT
a) fear of African empires. b) wealth and trade. c) religious zeal. d) political ambition.
All of the following were impacts of the slave trade on African societies EXCEPT
a) transfer of European political ideas. b) increased warfare. c) depopulation of some areas. d) deterioration of art and culture
African slaves were obtained by Europeans from
a) African slave merchants. b) Italian traders. c) Brazilians. d) Chinese merchants.
According to mercantilists, the prosperity of a nation depended on
a) a large supply of bullion. b) a healthy flow of coffee coming into the nation. c) conquering new territories and expanding the nation's intellectual resources. d) finding and maintaining a supply of cheap labor, preferably slaves.
According to the policy of mercantilism, how could a nation increase its wealth?
a) It should sell more goods than it buys from other countries. b) It should buy more goods than it sells to other countries. c) It should spread its wealth and power among private individuals. d) It should center its wealth and power in its government.
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