Archive for August 20th, 2009

Sample Test Questions, Chapters 1-4

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1. All of the following contributed to the emergence of a new interdependent global economic system except:
A. Europe providing the market and the capital.
B.  Africa providing the labor.
C. the belief of European explorers that it was important to create new cultures.
D. New World providing its raw materials.
E. the advancement and improvement of technology.

2. The flood of precious metal from the New World to Europe resulted in
A.    a price revolution that lowered consumer costs.
B.    the growth of capitalism.
C.    a reduced amount of trade with Asia.
D.    more money for France and Spain but less for Italy and Holland.
E.    little impact on the world economy.

3. Under the Barbados slave code of 1661, slaves were
A. guaranteed the right to marry.
B.  denied the most fundamental rights.
C. protected from the most vicious punishments.
D. given the opportunity to purchase their freedom.
E. assigned a specific monetary value.

4. North Carolina and Rhode Island were similar in that they
A.  were very aristocratic.
B.  were completely under the control of the crown.
C.  depended upon trade with Spain.
D.  were the two most democratic colonies.
E.  were founded by Roger Williams.

5. Bartolomeo De Las Casas is most famous for being
A. a fierce conquistador who conquered the Incas.
B. a critic of the way the Spanish treated the Indians.
C. the bishop of Chiapas.
D. the first Spanish pope who negotiated the Treaty of Tordesillas.
E. a slugger for the Boston Red Sox in the late 1960s.

6. An “established’ church was one that
A. was a traditional denomination.
B. followed the doctrines of John Calvin.
C. could trace its history back to the apostles.
D. was created in America.
E. was supported by tax money.

7. Compared with most 17th century Europeans, Americans lived in
A. relative poverty.            D. a more rigid class system.
B. larger cities.                   E. more primitive circumstances.
C. affluent abundance.

8. During the Salem witchcraft trials, most of those accused as witches were
A. property-owning women.
B. from the ranks of poor families.
C. primarily un-Christian.
D. women in their late teen years.
E. from subsistence farming families.

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