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Pre-Colonial America Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What was the most significant cause of death among Native Americans following contact with Europeans?

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Question 2 2. Juan Ponce de Leon was the first European explorer to _____ in 1513.

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Question 3 3. The Old world 'received' _____ from the Columbian Exchange.

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Question 4 4. Which of the following statements about Hernando Cortes is FALSE?

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Question 5 5. Why is the finding of the Kennewick Man considered evidence for the Oceania Theory?

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Question 6 6. An Encomienda is

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Question 7 7.

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

I. Gold

II. Guns

III. God

IV. Glory

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Question 8 8. How did the reintroduction of horses affect the lives of American tribes?

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Question 9 9. The Northeast tribes lived in houses made of:

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Question 10 10. Today, Mayan people can be found all over Southern Mexico. So why did so many people think that the Mayans disappeared?

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Question 11 11. How did the Aztecs become a wealthy and glorious empire?

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Question 12 12. What is the most accepted theory of how early people found their way to the Americas?

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Question 13 13. Why did European monarchs of the 15th century sponsor the voyages of many explorers?

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Question 14 14. The joining of the original thirteen American colonies was influenced by:

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Question 15 15. How did the Dakota, Lakota, and Nakota people acquire the name Sioux?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following best describes the Iroquois social structure?

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Question 17 17. 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.

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Question 18 18. The beginning of the Columbian Exchange was marked after the year _____.

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Question 19 19. The most influential factor in the fall of the Aztecs was:

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Question 20 20. The Native Americans of the Plains and Southwest were dependent on horses

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Question 21 21. What led Columbus to find the 'New World'?

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Question 22 22. The Oceania Theory is based on the notion that cultural and linguistic similarities exist between native South American peoples and those from:

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Question 23 23. Which of the following illustrates how people were part of the Columbian Exchange process?

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Question 24 24. How were the first settlers of the America believed to have been influenced by Beringia?

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Question 25 25. Amerigo Vespucci's biggest legacy was _____.

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Question 26 26. A Hacienda is

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Question 27 27. How did the Aztecs react to the arrival of the Spanish?

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Question 28 28. How did European metal affect the lives of Native Americans?

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Question 29 29. Why are the Olmecs considered the first complex society in Mesoamerica?

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Question 30 30. How was 90% of the native populations destroyed?

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Pre-Colonial America Chapter Exam Instructions

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