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NYSTCE Social Studies: European Expansion Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which term is best defined as buying and selling, trading, or any other economic transaction?

Question 2 2. What was the initial source of labor for Spanish plantations and mines?

Question 3 3. Which culture created a large middle class in its colonies?

Question 4 4. Why would Europeans seek an alternative to the Silk Road?

Question 5 5. Who led the first expedition to successfully circumnavigate the globe?

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Question 6 6. Who ultimately had control of Southeast Asia?

Question 7 7. Analyze the statements below and indicate which one best defines the term 'Mercantilism.'

Question 8 8. Which country sought to replace the native people of America with their own settlers?

Question 9 9. What replaced the fees of the pirates in Southeast Asia?

Question 10 10. Which of these were not a reason for the Age of Discovery?

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Question 11 11. What was the most significant cause of death among Native Americans following contact with Europeans?

Question 12 12. What sort of people colonized New England?

Question 13 13. Which power was ultimately able to build the biggest population in its North American colonies?

Question 14 14. Why was the port of Manila strategically important?

Question 15 15. Why did European monarchs of the 15th century sponsor the voyages of many explorers?

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Question 16 16. The Triangular Trade connected all of the following EXCEPT:

Question 17 17. Which of these explorers did not sail for Spain or Portugal?

Question 18 18. What was the most important trade good in Southeast Asia?

Question 19 19. Which of these explorers led the quest for the Fountain of Youth?

Question 20 20. When did the 'Age of Exploration' take place?

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Question 21 21. A developed country paid you to find new territory and to claim this land in its honor. Your orders are to kill or enslave any indigenous people you might find there. What type of colonization are you practicing?

Question 22 22. Pizarro conquered the

Question 23 23. Which was a disadvantage of having indentured servants?

Question 24 24. A disadvantage of _____ was that they became landowners after their time of work was finished.

Question 25 25. By which innovation were the Dutch able to outcompete the Portuguese?

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Question 26 26. Who is known as The Navigator?

Question 27 27. Which of the following used more exploitative methods to colonize North America?

Question 28 28. To whom did the Treaty of Tordesillas award all explorations to the east of Brazil?

Question 29 29. Which of the following did NOT try to colonize North America?

Question 30 30. How did the presence of the Dutch differ from those of Portugal in South Asia?

NYSTCE Social Studies: European Expansion Chapter Exam Instructions

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