History Chap. 2 quiz

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After spending 70 years working to convert the Pueblo people, Franciscan friars

managed to graft a veneer of Catholicism over native culture.

Europeans brought which of the following animals to the New World?

cattle, goats, and pigs.

An African known as Estevan and enslaved by the Spanish

became an important trailblazer for Spanish explorers.

The consequences of sugar production in the New World included

stimulating the transport of millions of African slaves, colonizing Brazil, and revolutionizing European tastes.

Between 1519 and the early 1800s, which of the following ethnic groups crossed the Atlantic to the Americas in greater numbers than any other?


Which of the following crops did Europeans use African slave labor to produce in the Americas?

rice, tobacco, and sugar.

The first colony organized around slave labor was Portugal’s


English colonizing ventures in the New World differed from previous Spanish and Portuguese efforts in that English attempts were

privately organized and financed.

How did the Pueblo native people benefit from Spanish arrival?

They had access to grain during times of drought, they had access to mission livestock, and they obtained Spanish military protection against enemy Apaches.

"Demographic disaster also struck the populous Inca peoples of the Peruvian Andes…." Demographic refers to


Most African slaves sent to the Americas were

war captives

Within a single generation of Columbus’s death, Spanish conquistadores

explored, claimed, and conquered most of South America except Brazil and parts of North America.

"Some Taino women married Spanish men and produced the first mestizo society in the Americas." Mestizo refers to a

person of mixed European and American Indian ancestry.

All of the following are true regarding the potato’s role in the "Columbian Exchange" EXCEPT the

potato decreased crop yields in calories per acre.

While Spain began to exert its power on the other side of the Atlantic, the Portuguese

concentrated on spreading their power to Africa and East Asia.

Spanish and Portuguese explorations of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries

shifted commercial power from Mediterranean ports to those of the Atlantic.

England began to take greater interest in overseas exploration as a result of all of the following EXCEPT

improved ships that sailed faster and carried more cargo than before.

The massive flow of silver bullion from the Americas to Europe in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries

triggered a century of inflationary pressures.

Which of the following is true about Queen Elizabeth I of England?

She initially disfavored overseas expansion, she ruled from 1558 to 1603, and she favored Protestantism.

Why did the African slave trade begin?

It was an attempt to fill a labor shortage in the Mediterranean world.

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