HISTORY Multiple Choice Questions 2
1-The theory about the settlement of North America that was most often accepted up to recent times was that the first settlers: Answer a. came on boats following whales across the Pacific. b. c. crossed a land bridge called Beringia following large mammals. d. were Asians who crossed the Pacific Ocean hundreds of years after settling Hawaii. 2-One thing that we know for certain about the earliest people is that Answer a. the largest influx of people took place between 9500 and 8000 BCE. b. most arrived about 15,000 years ago. c. the greatest influx of people in the early period came between 20,000 and 10,000 BCE. d. they brought with them their skills in fur-trapping. 3- The Olmec people of Mexico were the earliest of several societies based on Answer a. Rice production b. mound-building c. fishing d. cultivation of Maize 4-The Iroquois Confederacy was formed in part for the purpose of Answer a. Conquering Florida. b. Creating trade-networks for the sharing of resources. c. wiping out European settlements. d. controlling the best hunting lands 5-Most Native Americans believed that property Answer a. should never be sold. b. could not be privately owned, but could be used by everyone when needed. c. belonged to the spirits. d. was given to them by the gods. 6-Of the immigrants who arrived in North America between the 16th and 18th centuries, about how many came from Africa as slaves? Answer a. 1 million b. 100,000 c. 250,000 d. 15,000 7-Which of the following statements is true of the empires of West Africa? Answer a. The principal city of Mali was Timbuktu. b. The kingdom of Ghana was replaced by that of Mali. c. Around 1500, the ruler of Songhay converted to Christianity. d. Ghana was eventually conquered by the Muslim kingdom of Kongo. 8-Up to the 12th century, which of these regions was least culturally advanced? Answer a. North Africa b. China c. the Middle East d. Europe 9-The Hundred Years` War made it necessary for Iberian and Italian merchants to search for new water routes that connected northern and southern Europe, because they could not safely travel through Answer a. France b. Belgium c. England d. Austria 10-Before 1500, which of these European countries was weakest? Answer a. France b. Spain c. England d. Portugal 11-The Portuguese control of the island of São Tomé led to Answer a. the eviction of the island`s original inhabitants. b. conflict with the African tribe that was farming on the island. c. a war with Spain over control of the island. d. the establishment of the first economy solely based on the use of slave labor. 12-Pope Alexander VI established the Line of Demarcation in order to Answer a. form closer ties between England and Spain, since those two countries would then control most of the Americas. b. ensure that Catholicism remained the dominant religion in the region. c. try to keep the two Catholic countries from openly fighting each other. d. ensure that the Portuguese would not be left with nothing when Spain showed signs of settling the entire Caribbean. 13-Which of the following would best describe the conquistadors? Answer a. Spanish noblemen who led private armies to seize land in the Americas. b. the native population of specific regions in the Americas. c. governors of Spain`s vice royalties. d. those who settled St. Augustine, Florida, in the name of their king. 14-All of the following contributed to Cortes` victory over the Aztecs except Answer a. the use of horses. b. help from other tribes. c. disease. d. Spanish colonists. 15-Which statement was true of the Columbian Exchange? Answer a. Syphilis was the most destructive disease brought by the Europeans. b. Europeans introduced chocolate to the Americas. c. Native American Horses changed the way Europeans travelled. d. Smallpox brought by the Europeans caused the most deaths by far among the native tribes. 16-Which of the following statements was true of Jamestown? Answer a. It was clear from the beginning that its early settlers hoped to establish plantation agriculture. b. Only John Smith and his twenty or so supporters were willing to do any real work. c. The winter of 1609-1610, known as the “starving time,” resulted in cannibalism within the colony. d. The first group of colonists was not successful, but the second and subsequent groups fared much better. 17-The crop that led to the economic success of Jamestown was: Answer a. sugar cane. b. rice. c. marijuana. d. tobacco. 18-Separatists who landed at Plymouth, Massachusetts, drafted and signed the Mayflower Compact because Answer a. their original leader had died during the Atlantic crossing. b. they did not land in Virginia, for which they had a patent, and so saw the need to establish new rules to maintain order. c. they wanted a binding contract among themselves that established a proper division of labor. d. It seemed like the right thing to do, at the time.. 19-Who told his Puritan followers that they must all be “as a city upon a hill” because “the eyes of all people are upon us”? Answer a. John Smith b. Roger Williams c. Egbert Humperdink d. John Winthrop 20-Anne Hutchinson was evicted from _____________ because of her unorthodox religious beliefs. Answer a. Los Angeles b. Rhode Island c. Jamestown d. Massachusetts
HISTORYName of Student:Date:HISTORY Questions1-The theory about the settlement of North America that was most often accepted up to recent times was that the first settlers:AnswerA. came on boats following whales across the Pacific.B.c. crossed a land bridge called Beringia following large mammals.D. were Asians who crossed the Pacific Ocean hundreds of years after settling Hawaii.2-One thing that we know for certain about the earliest people is thatAnswerA. the largest influx of people took place between 9500 and 8000 BCE.B. most arrived about 15,000 years ago.C. the greatest influx of people in the early period came between 20,000 and 10,000 BCE.D. they brought with them their skills in fur-trapping.3- The Olmec people of Mexico were the earliest of several societies based onAnswerA. Rice productionB. mound-buildingC. fishingD. cultivation of Maize4-The Iroquois Confederacy was formed in part for the purpose ofAnswerA. Conquering Florida.B. Creating trade-networks for the sharing of resources.C. wiping out European settlementsD. controlling the best hunting lands5-Most Native Americans believed that propertyAnswerA. should never be sold.B. could not be privately owned, but could be used by everyone when needed.C. belonged to the spirits.D. was given to them by the gods.6-Of the immigrants who arrived in North America between the 16th and 18th centuries, about how many came from Africa as slaves?AnswerA. 1 millionB. 100,000C. 250,000D. 15,0007-Which of the following statements is true of the empires of West Africa?AnswerA. The principal...