Indigenous Peoples of the Carribean Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. When Spanish conquistadors saw these apparatuses the Arawak used for sleeping, they began using them on their ships as they did not attract fleas like the straw they used, and allowed for more space.

Question 2 2. Spanish and African slaves mixed with the Arawak tribe's women and created a mixed race of people called _____.

Question 3 3. The Arawak language also called _____, is still spoken by the descendants of the Arawak throughout the West Indies and parts of South America.

Question 4 4. The Spanish originally used this system in order to force the Arawak into slave labor in gold and silver mines.

Question 5 5. When Christopher Columbus arrived on the island of _____ in 1492, the first people he encountered were the Arawak tribe also called the _____.

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Question 6 6. _____, the twin brother of Yocahu grew jealous of his brother's creations and became a force for evil tainting all that Yocahu had created and making humans fear the world.

Question 7 7. The Taino people would sometimes bury a zemi, or wooden effigy, of this god to bless their cassava fields.

Question 8 8. In the Taino creation story, Yocahu created the world, including Locou, who was _____.

Question 9 9. Known for her violent temper, the Taino goddess, Guabancex was the goddess of the juracan, a word we later translated into _____.

Question 10 10. This Taino creation god was often depicted as a frog-like figure sitting in the birthing position.

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Question 11 11. All of the following were created by the Taino EXCEPT _____.

Question 12 12. All of the following words EXCEPT _____ come from the Taino language.

Question 13 13. What event caused the rapid downfall of the Taino people?

Question 14 14. What organization exists to preserve the culture of the Taino?

Question 15 15. What were the two main crops of the Taino?

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Question 16 16. Which of these was NOT a product that European explorers were first exposed to in the Caribbean?

Question 17 17. The Taíno lived in what part of the Americas?

Question 18 18. What was the basis of the Taíno economy?

Question 19 19. What aspect of Taíno society was the main thing that led the Spanish to assume that the Taíno were less civilized than European cultures?

Question 20 20. In Taíno society, what role did a cacique play?

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Question 21 21. What were the common purposes of the rites performed by the Arawak?

Question 22 22. The agricultural system of the Arawak was _____.

Question 23 23. The cacique was the _____ of the Arawak communities.

Question 24 24. What happened with the Arawak communities after the Spanish arrived?

Question 25 25. Who lived in the bohio houses built by the Arawak?

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Question 26 26. With respect to Taino symbols, what does the word 'zoomorphic' mean?

Question 27 27. With respect to Taino art, what is a petroglyph?

Question 28 28. With respect to the Taino culture's home, where did many members of the tribes live?

Question 29 29. The Taino culture had many ceremonies and rituals. One involved a ceremonial type of stone belt and a hard rubber ball. What was the space in which that game was played, as well as that game, called?

Question 30 30. Some Taino ceremonies involved shamans or healers preparing and ingesting a powder that created an altered mental state. During these ceremonies, they would sit on a specific item. What was its name?

Indigenous Peoples of the Carribean Chapter Exam Instructions

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