Colonialism Across Europe


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Which of the following resulted from The Columbian Exchange?

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1. 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?

2. Which groups of people came to the New World seeking religious freedom?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet are an easy way to check your knowledge of European colonialism. Some of the things you'll need to know to pass the quiz include where the Puritan settlers lived and how the French colonists earned money.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Term for the exchange of knowledge, animals, and disease between Europeans and Native Americans
  • Country that sought conquest in the Americas
  • Country that sought to replace the native people of America with their own settlers

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about Europe's colonization of the Americas in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding settlement of the New World
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about European colonialism

Additional Learning

To learn more about European expansion, review the corresponding lesson titled Colonialism Across Europe. The lesson meets the following objectives:

  • Learn about Portuguese growth into new territories
  • Explore the discovery of the New World by Spain and Christopher Columbus
  • Understand the three different types of colonial empires
  • Know about English expansion
  • Discuss colonial control after 1650