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Which foods came to Europe from Central and South America?
a) peaches, coffee, corn, wheat
b) corn, peppers, potatoes, tomatoes
c) coffee, sugar, corn, peaches

Which animals helped native people hunt and trade over a larger area?
a) pig
b) goat
c) horse

What happened to the gold and silver taken by Pizarro from the Incas?
a) It was sent to the king of Spain
b) It became part of Pizarro's palace in Lima
c) Most of it was given back to the Incas after Pizarro was killed

What did Atahualpa hope to keep when he gave away 24 tons of gold and silver?
a) his family
b) his life
c) his empire

Who was the ruler of the Aztecs when Cortes arrived in Mexico?
a) Pizarro
b) Atahualpa
c) Montezuma

Pizarro conquered the Inca Empire because he
a) defeated the emperor's army in battle
b) went back to Spain to get permission to attack
c) surprised the emperor's army and took the emperor hostage

Which was a result of the defeat of the Aztecs
a) Mexico City was burned
b) Tenochtitlan was destroyed
c) Aztec artwork was collected

What did Montezuma do to Cortes and his men as they approached Tenochtitlan?
a) killed them
b) welcomed them
c) captured them for human sacrifice

Cortes is most famous for which deed?
a) becoming mayor of a Cuban town
b) conquering the Aztec empire
c) becoming friends with native people

What did the Spanish do to the Aztec art and architecture after they conquered the Aztecs?
a) destroyed it
b) preserved it
c) adapted it for their own use

What is the capital city of the Aztec Empire?
a) Nahuatl
b) Mexico City
c) Tenochtitlan

What was the language of the Aztecs?
a) Mexican
b) Nahuatl
c) Spanish

Where did Europeans in the 16th century find cheap labor source for work in the New World?
a) slaves from Africa
b) settlers that came from Europe
c) Indigenous people of Central and South America

What is one effect of slavery that influences Latin America today?
a) Slavery exists in few Latin American countries
b) Many Latin american people have ancestors from Africa
c) The people in Latin America accept slavery as part of their lives

Which two countries contributed most to the languages of Latin America?
a) England and Spain
b) Spain and Portugal
c) France and Portugal

What is the most common religion of Latin America?
a) Creole
b) Roman Catholic
c) Islam

Toussaint L'Ouverture was famous for his role in gaining independence for which country?
a) Cuba
b) Haiti
c) Mexico

Which country's government imprisoned L'Ouverture?
a) Spain
b) France
c) Great Britain

Which goal did L'Ouverture want to achieve?
a) freedom for the slaves in St. Dominique
b) improved production of sugar cane plantations
c) control of the French, Spanish, and British armies in the Caribbean

Which childhood event allowed L'Ouverture to learn ideas about freedom and equality?
a) He made a trip to France
b) He worked on a plantation with his family
c) His owner allowed him to learn to read and write.

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