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Andes South America Conquered by Pizaaro Llamas
a) Incas
b) Mayans
c) Aztecs
d) Olmecs

built capital on Lake Texcoco in central Mexico, created chinampas to feed population, conquered by Hernan Cortes in 1521
a) Incas
b) Aztecs
c) Mayans
d) Olmecs

A key objective of a mercantilist policy was to
a) establish colonies for trade benefits
b) promote warfare throughout Europe
c) develop assembly lines in factories
d) support the spread of communist ideas

According to the European policy of mercantilism, colonies should
a) trade openly with various countries
b) be left alone to manage their own affairs
c) benefit the mother country
d) attempt to gain independence as soon as possible

Which was NOT a reason why Europeans began to make long ocean voyages?
a) Merchants were looking for an alternate sea route to Asian trading markets.
b) Rulers wanted to purchase Asian products from Italian merchants.
c) Missionaries wanted to spread Christian teachings to new areas.
d) Explorers were eager for adventure and fame.

colonized Northeast Canada (near modern day Quebec)
a) France
b) Portugal
c) England
d) Spain

colonized Eastern coast of South America (modern day Brazil)
a) France
b) Portugal
c) England
d) Spain

colonized Eastern coast of North America the 13 colonies (near modern United States)
a) France
b) Portugal
c) England
d) Spain

colonized most of Central and South America as well as Mexico
a) France
b) Portugal
c) England
d) Spain

horses, diseases, and guns: the reasons behind the...
a) spread of Christianity.
b) growth of European trade.
c) success of colonization.
d) the origins of exploration.

The Spain and the Portuguese were political rivals in competition for resources and trade routes. How did they prevent war from breaking out between them?
a) The Christian Faith
b) The Columbian Exchange
c) The Mother Country
d) Treaty of Tordesillas

How did the geography of the Andes affect the Incas?
a) It was so cold that the Incas could not grow crops.
b) The steep hills forced the Incas to build terraces to farm.
c) The large mountain forests provided most of their needs.
d) The Incas had to rely almost totally on fishing for their food supply.

• English privateer • Second explorer to circumnavigate the world • Attacked Spanish treasure fleets The characteristics above describe
a) Bartolomeu Dias
b) Jacques Cartier
c) Hernan Cortes
d) Francis Drake

A major impact of the Columbian exchange on Western Europe was the introduction of
a) Christianity that led to the rise of the Catholic Church
b) new food crops that improved the European diet
c) new military technology that weakened local rulers
d) diseases that drastically reduced the population of Europe

The Columbian Exchange was the exchange of goods
a) From Europe to Asia
b) From Africa Europe to Asia
c) From Africa, Europe, Asia to the Americas
d) From North America to South America

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