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Praxis Middle School Social Studies: Age of Exploration Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What impact did the Silk Roads have on the Renaissance?

Question 2 2. Why were thousands of Europeans massacred in China during the Boxer Rebellion in 1900?

Question 3 3. What was the name of the Spanish clearinghouse for silk and silver?

Question 4 4. Which European is credited with being the first to reach the Pacific Ocean?

Question 5 5. Why did Europe engage in new imperialism in Asia during the 19th century?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following was NOT an area explored by the French?

Question 7 7. Who of these was NOT an English Sea Dog?

Question 8 8. Analyze the statements below and indicate which one best defines the term 'Mercantilism.'

Question 9 9. Which of the following men were not conquistadors?

Question 10 10. What was an early motivation for French exploration of the New World?

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Question 11 11. What replaced the fees of the pirates in Southeast Asia?

Question 12 12. Why did the Russian and British militaries engage in the Great Game?

Question 13 13. Which European power held the greatest influence in Indonesia?

Question 14 14. To whom did the Treaty of Tordesillas award all explorations to the east of Brazil?

Question 15 15. When did the 'Age of Exploration' take place?

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Question 16 16. Why weren't the Silk Roads kept open after the fall of the Roman Empire and Han Dynasty?

Question 17 17. What valuable metal allowed the Spanish to buy great amounts of silk?

Question 18 18. If you were a conquistador when Spain enacted the encomienda system, what was your intended purpose?

Question 19 19. Which of these did not travel across the Silk Roads?

Question 20 20. Why was the trans-Saharan Desert trade route highly profitable?

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Question 21 21. Who did Francisco Pizarro conquer?

Question 22 22. Which of these explorers led the quest for the Fountain of Youth?

Question 23 23. Why did the Silk Roads never reopen after the Han Dynasty?

Question 24 24. What activity did most French settlers engage in?

Question 25 25. Who was the first European to travel the ancient Chinese silk routes?

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Question 26 26. Who ultimately had control of Southeast Asia?

Question 27 27. Who led the first expedition to successfully circumnavigate the globe?

Question 28 28. Which of these explorers did not sail for Spain or Portugal?

Question 29 29. In simple terms, a cartographer is a

Question 30 30. What nationality built a base at Macau?

Praxis Middle School Social Studies: Age of Exploration Chapter Exam Instructions

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