European Arrival & Colonization of the Americas Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What was the most significant change between the first and second repartimiento system?

Question 2 2. When did the repartimiento system end?

Question 3 3. Who eventually replaced natives as workers in the mines?

Question 4 4. Who benefited most from the repartimiento system?

Question 5 5. In the Popol Vuh, who are the Hero Twins?

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Question 6 6. According to the Popol Vuh, which of these was created first?

Question 7 7. According to the Popol Vuh, which ingredient were humans finally made from?

Question 8 8. The Popol Vuh is a religious text for which culture?

Question 9 9. What is a viceroy?

Question 10 10. What was the encomienda system?

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Question 11 11. What was Mendoza's main focus while he served as viceroy?

Question 12 12. What happened to the colony of New Spain under Mendoza?

Question 13 13. José Vasconcelos, and other post-revolution thinkers of the 20th century, tried to elevate who as part of Mexico's raza cósmica?

Question 14 14. From Mexico's independence through the 19th century, the mestizo was heralded as the ideal citizen. What did this mean at the time?

Question 15 15. Who was Doña Marina, and how did she contribute to the concept of mestizaje?

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Question 16 16. In its most basic terms, mestizaje describes what?

Question 17 17. Which deities in the Popol Vuh are credited with killing the Seven Macaw (lord of all the gods) and defeating the Lords of Death in the Underworld?

Question 18 18. According to Popol Vuh, the Mayan gods successfully created humans from _____.

Question 19 19. Who is credited with originally transcribing and translating Popol Vuh into Spanish in the 18th century C.E.?

Question 20 20. Which topic is not discussed in the Popol Vuh?

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Question 21 21. Why did the Casta System eventually grow to include over 100 different racial categories?

Question 22 22. What was limpieza de sangre?

Question 23 23. Within the context of the Casta System, what was the difference in status between indios and negros?

Question 24 24. What was the main difference between a peninsular and a criollo?

Question 25 25. Which Empire was the subject the book by Bernal Díaz del Castillo ('Díaz'), The True History of the Conquest of New Spain (the True History)?

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Question 26 26. Why, in part, did Bernal Díaz del Castillo ('Díaz') call his book the true history of the conquest?

Question 27 27. When was The True History of the Conquest of New Spain (the True History) published?

Question 28 28. Why should we be skeptical of the written account of Bernal Díaz del Castillo ('Díaz')?

Question 29 29. How did the repartimiento system impact the world?

Question 30 30. According to the Popol Vuh, why did the gods create animals?

European Arrival & Colonization of the Americas Chapter Exam Instructions

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