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First Contacts (28,000 BCE-1821 CE) Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Hernando Cortez was granted the first hacienda in the New World. He was then granted labor from the people living there in the form of what?

Question 2 2. In the complex social system in New Spain, why were Creoles considered lower ranking than Peninsulares?

Question 3 3. Conquering Spaniards set up a complex social and economic system called the hacienda and encomienda. How did these two systems work together?

Question 4 4. Because a Peninsular was born in Spain and a Creole was born in the Americas, in the Spanish colonial system...

Question 5 5. It is most commonly accepted that ancient people got into North America by going in what direction?

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Question 6 6. The most widely accepted theory is that people moved through the East from Asia or Polynesia best describes which of the following?

Question 7 7. The women were in charge of agriculture while men were in charge of hunting was a characteristic of which of the following people?

Question 8 8. Many North American Indian nations developed agriculture. What else did they have in common?

Question 9 9. The Aztecs are an example of which of the following?

Question 10 10. The Olmecs are best described by which of the following?

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Question 11 11. Some call this major Mesoamerican civilization the mother culture of the region. What is it?

Question 12 12. Which group of people was considered one of the greatest Mesoamerican civilizations?

Question 13 13. How did Pizarro conquer the Inca empire?

Question 14 14. Pizarro surprised the emperor and kidnapped him while in a diplomatic meeting. What was the name of the Inca emperor that Pizarro kidnapped?

Question 15 15. The Columbian Exchange involved several resources. Which is an example of it?

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Question 16 16. It has been said that Europeans explored the New World looking for which of the following things?

Question 17 17. Which of these is an example of the Columbian Exchange?

Question 18 18. How was God an influence on exploration?

Question 19 19. According to the Atlantic Theory, spear tips that were first found in _____ were offered as evidence for the Land Bridge theory because similar points have been discovered in the area around Beringia.

Question 20 20. How did European metal affect the lives of Native Americans?

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Question 21 21. The people known for leaving amazing lines in the deserts of Peru are called:

Question 22 22. Which of the following best describes the Iroquois social structure?

Question 23 23. Why are the Olmecs considered the first complex society in Mesoamerica?

Question 24 24. What led Columbus to find the 'New World'?

Question 25 25. Juan Ponce de Leon was the first European explorer to _____ in 1513.

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Question 26 26. Why is the finding of the Kennewick Man considered evidence for the Oceania Theory?

Question 27 27. How did the reintroduction of horses affect the lives of American tribes?

Question 28 28. The Inca were defeated by:

Question 29 29. Why were the tribes that included the Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek, and Seminole considered to be civilized?

Question 30 30. How did the Aztecs react to the arrival of the Spanish?

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