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Which word means to sail around the world?
a) Circumnavigate
b) Globe trodder
c) Mercantilism
d) Commerce

What was the importance of triangular sail?
a) Ships could sail backward
b) Steering ship became easier.
c) Ships could sail into the wind.
d) Ships could travel faster.

Which disease was the highly contagious disease that killed millions of Native Americans?
a) Black Plague
b) Scurvy
c) Common cold
d) Smallpox

Which instrument was used to determine the location of a ship by observing the posititon of the stars and planets
a) Compass
b) Astrolabe
c) Map
d) Caravel

What are the hugh farms called that often required a large labor force to grow crops?
a) Share Croppers
b) Tennat Farmers
c) Subsistant farmers
d) Plantations

Which crop is one of the big Cash Crops of the America's?
a) Tobacco
b) Corn
c) Soybeans
d) Rice

What is the policy under which nations try to increase their wealth and power?
a) Mercantilism
b) Colonialization
c) Cottage Industry
d) Triangular trade.

What is an entrepeneur?
a) A person who runs a plantation.
b) A person who starts up and takes on the risk of a business.
c) A person who grows cash crops to be sold for a profit.
d) A person who makes things in a home rather than a factory.

What is another name for the buying and selling of goods?
a) Cash Crops
b) Commerce
c) Mercantilism
d) Astrolabe

What is a cottage industry?
a) Manufacturing based in homes rather than in a factory, commonly found before the Industrial Revolution.
b) A person who starts up and takes on the risk of a business.
c) A crop, such a tobacco, sugar, and cotton, raised in large quantities and sold for profit.
d) An instrument used by sailors to determine their location by observing the position of the stars and planets.

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