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Which statement about the encomienda system during the 16th and 17th centuries is accurate?
a) Aztec and Inca civilizations prospered.
b) Life expectancy among Native Americans increased
c) Spanish influence declined in its colonies.
d) Native Americans were forced to labor on estates.

Which statement best illustrates the concept of European mercantilism during the Age of Exploration?
a) England encouraged free trade among its colonies
b) Spain reduced exports to its South American colonies
c) Portugal sought trade benefits from its colonies
d) France refused to give support to weak industries.

Which statement about the Columbian exchange (CE) is a fact rather than an opinion?
a) The CE had a positive effect on the Americas
b) The CE benefited Europe more
c) The CE brought new foods and products to Europe
d) The CE created a modern Europe.

Which development led to the shortages of labor in 14th century Europe and 16th and 17th century North and South America?
a) rise of nation states.
b) outbreak of the Black Death and smallpox
c) fall of Constantinople
d) introduction of new military technologies

The purpose of the encomienda system in Latin America was to
a) control overpopulation in urban centers
b) convert native peoples to Protestantism
c) obtain labor and taxes from the native peoples
d) introduce political ideas into the colonies gradually

A major reason that the Spanish were able to conquer the peoples of the Americas was the
a) military technology of the Spanish conquerors
b) inability of the native peoples to adapt to Spanish culture
c) enforced slavery of the native peoples by the Spanish
d) unified resistance of native peoples to Spanish demands

Which statement explains the long-term significance of the travels of Christopher Columbus?
a) He was a model of fair treatment for minorities
b) He was the first to cirvumnavigate the earth
c) His calculation are the basis for modern maps
d) He started a vast cultural exchange

The economic policy of mercantilism first developed during the
a) Age of Exploration
b) Enlightenment
c) Cold War
d) Green Revolution

A major reason for the end of the Aztec Empire was
a) the refusal to obey their leaders
b) a conflict with the Inca Empire
c) the technology of the Spanish conquistadors
d) political corruption and an unstable government

In the 1600s, 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

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