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Which was a characteristic of the policy of mercantilism followed by Spanish colonial rulers in Latin America?
a) the colonies were forced to develop local industries to support themselves
b) Spain sought trade agreements between its colonies and the English colonies in North America
c) the colonies were required to provide raw materials to Spain and to purchase Spanish manufactured goods
d) Spain encouraged the colonies to develop new political systems to meet colonial needs

Which statement best describes a result of the scarcity of native Indian labor in Latin America during the colonial period?
a) unskilled laborers were imported from Asia
b) many people from Spain and Portugal immigrated to the region
c) Native American Indians from the British colonies went south to work
d) large numbers of African slaves were imported

The influence of African culture on some areas of Latin America was largely a result of the
a) American Revolution
b) building of the Panama Canal
c) success of Communist Revolutions
d) Atlantic slave trade

In many Latin American nations, a major effect of colonial rule has been the
a) concentration of power in a small group of landowners
b) minor political role of the military
c) equal distribution of wealth among social classes
d) economic control held by the Indian population

Spain’s colonial policy of mercantilism affected the development of Latin American nations by promoting
a) the production of raw material and cash crops
b) free and rapid trade with Asia and Africa
c) respect for the rights of indigenous people
d) isolationism as a response to international political issues

One result of the European conquest of Latin America was that in Latin America
a) Spanish became the major spoken language
b) Native American cultures flourished
c) the Aztec religion spread
d) many parliamentary democracies were established

In colonial Latin America, the main purpose of the encomienda system was to
a) insure that the Indians were humanely treated
b) provide a steady labor supply for early colonists
c) prevent slaver in Spain’s New World colonies
d) build and maintain forts to repel foreign invaders

According to the theory of mercantilism, colonies should be
a) acquired as markets and sources of raw materials
b) considered an economic burden for the colonial power
c) grated independence as soon as possible
d) encouraged to develop their own industries

“He once sent fifty horsemen with pikes (spears) to destroy an entire province. Not a single human being survived that massacre, neither women nor children nor aged infirm…This terrible massacre...“ The purpose of the author was most likely to
a) encourage the colonial government to change its policies toward native peoples
b) explain the problems associated with using native laborers
c) justify the need for the harsh treatment of the native people
d) show support for the governor’s policy toward native peoples

The Treaty of Tordesillas (1494), concerning Latin America, and the Berlin Conference (1884-1885), concerning Africa, were similar in that each agreement
a) provided for self-government by the native peoples
b) declared that in these areas monarchs rule by divine right
c) divided each area into European-controlled segments
d) suppressed revolts by native peoples against European imperialists

Which statement best illustrates the contradictory actions of the Catholic Church in colonial Latin America?
a) the Jesuits destroyed the temples of the Native Americans, but allowed them to continue their religious rituals
b) the Church expressed concern over the mistreatment of Native Americans, but supported the encomienda system
c) the Church moved many Native Americas from Spanish territory to Portuguese territory,but encouraged the importation of Slave
d) the Pope endorsed the Treaty of Tordesillas, but outlawed further exploration

The Crusades indirectly contributed to the discovery of the New World by
a) forcing the religious conversion of the Muslim population
b) forcing the Turks to flee from Constantinople
c) stimulating European demand for goods from the East
d) increasing the power of the feudal lords

In the 1600’s, the interest of Europeans in Africa was based mainly on Europe’s need to
a) market its surplus agricultural products
b) obtain workers for its colonies in the Americas
c) establish collective security arrangements
d) settle its surplus population on new lands

The printing press, the astrolabe, and the Mercator projection were technological advances that contributed to the
a) exploration and overseas expansion of the colonial empires
b) unification of Germany and Italy in the late 1800’s
c) growth of industry in Latin America during the late 1900’s
d) spread of Islam in the 700’s and 800’s

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