Southeast Asia During the Spice Trade


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What was the most important trade good in Southeast Asia?

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

2. Which explorer opened the sea route to Southeast Asia from Europe?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Southeast Asian spice trade was one of the most important trade routes in history, especially in the context of western exploration of the region during the 15th and 16th centuries. These questions will go over some key facts related to Southeast Asia and the spice trade. Going through the assessment, you'll be tested on points such as the most significant countries and explorers in relation to the spice trade.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following:

  • Southeast Asia's most valuable trade good
  • The Treaty of Tordesillas
  • Explorer who opened the sea route to Southeast Asia
  • How the Dutch overcame the Portuguese in trade
  • Fees imposed by pirates in Southeast Asia

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - go over the basic information from the lesson related to the spice trade between Europe and Southeast Asia starting in the 15th century
  • Reading comprehension - test your understanding of the main points of the lesson, such as the most important European countries in relation to the spice trade and the ways in which the trade began
  • Knowledge application - draw from your understanding of the lesson to answer the quiz questions on points such as explorers relevant to the spice trade and the role of piracy in Southeast Asia

Additional Learning

To learn more about this subject, review the corresponding lesson called Southeast Asia During the Spice Trade. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Spices of Southeast Asia
  • Portuguese and Dutch explorations
  • The Treaty of Tordesillas
  • Impact of European trade on Southeast Asia