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AP European History: The Age of Expansion Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Why was Las Casas strongly opposed to the encomienda system?

Question 2 2. Columbus' first voyage was funded by _____.

Question 3 3. How would you describe the impact of the Conquistadors on the native populations of Central and South America?

Question 4 4. How was Pizarro able to conquer the Incas?

Question 5 5. What was the intent of the encomienda system in the New World?

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Question 6 6. Which Spaniard conquered the Incas in Peru?

Question 7 7. Which of these explorers led the quest for the Fountain of Youth?

Question 8 8. In sailing, declination is the term used to describe _____.

Question 9 9. Which of the following regarding the New Laws of 1542 is FALSE?

Question 10 10. Which of the following statements about the Spanish explorers' and conquistadors' relationship with the native Amerindians is FALSE?

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Question 11 11. Pizarro conquered the

Question 12 12. What mistake did Montezuma make that led to the deaths of thousands of Aztecs at the hands of the Conquistadors?

Question 13 13. Which of these explorers did not sail for Spain or Portugal?

Question 14 14. Why were the Conquistadors attracted to the New World?

Question 15 15. In today's world of internet and GPS, what might be a situation where a compass would be useful, and why?

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Question 16 16. Which European is credited with being the first to reach the Pacific Ocean?

Question 17 17. Which of the following statements about notable Spanish explorers' claims on the Americas is FALSE?

Question 18 18. In October of 1492, Columbus finally made landfall in _____.

Question 19 19. Who led the first expedition to successfully circumnavigate the globe?

Question 20 20. How did Las Casas' perspective on Christianizing the Amerindians differ from the encomendero approach at the time?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following was LIKELY the main motivation for European exploration?

Question 22 22. How did Portugal's main interests in exploration differ from Spain's intentions?

Question 23 23. Why did Bartolome de las Casas found a colony in Cumana?

Question 24 24. Why weren't Balboa and Cortes considered heroes after they made Spain wealthy in Central and South America?

Question 25 25. Who was known as Henry the Navigator?

AP European History: The Age of Expansion Chapter Exam Instructions

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