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

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Question 1 1. How did the Aztecs react to the arrival of the Spanish?

Question 2 2. The beginning of the Columbian Exchange was marked after the year _____.

Question 3 3. The most influential factor in the fall of the Aztecs was:

Question 4 4. Why is the finding of the Kennewick Man considered evidence for the Oceania Theory?

Question 5 5. Which of the following illustrates how people were part of the Columbian Exchange process?

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Question 6 6. 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 7 7. The people known for leaving amazing lines in the deserts of Peru are called:

Question 8 8. The Inca were defeated by:

Question 9 9. How were the first settlers of the America believed to have been influenced by Beringia?

Question 10 10. What is the most accepted theory of how early people found their way to the Americas?

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Question 11 11. A Hacienda is

Question 12 12. Which of the following statements about Hernando Cortes is FALSE?

Question 13 13. Juan Ponce de Leon was the first European explorer to _____ in 1513.

Question 14 14. The Oceania Theory is based on the notion that cultural and linguistic similarities exist between native South American peoples and those from:

Question 15 15. The area from which the Inca originated is what country today?

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Question 16 16.

Which were the most common motivators for European exploration in the time of Columbus?

I. Gold

II. Guns

III. God

IV. Glory

Question 17 17. The Native Americans of the Plains and Southwest were dependent on horses

Question 18 18. How did the reintroduction of horses affect the lives of American tribes?

Question 19 19. How did the Dakota, Lakota, and Nakota people acquire the name Sioux?

Question 20 20. The last ruler of the Inca before the Spanish was:

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Question 21 21. The joining of the original thirteen American colonies was influenced by:

Question 22 22. How was 90% of the native populations destroyed?

Question 23 23. What led Columbus to find the 'New World'?

Question 24 24. What was the most significant cause of death among Native Americans following contact with Europeans?

Question 25 25. An Encomienda is

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Question 26 26. Amerigo Vespucci's biggest legacy was _____.

Question 27 27. Today, Mayan people can be found all over Southern Mexico. So why did so many people think that the Mayans disappeared?

Question 28 28. King Pachacutec of the Inca was:

Question 29 29. How did European metal affect the lives of Native Americans?

Question 30 30. Why are the Olmecs considered the first complex society in Mesoamerica?

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

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