American Pageant 14th edition Bailey Chapter 1 quiz

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True

The geography of the North American continent was fundamentally shaped be the glaciers of the Great Ice Age.

False

North America was first settled by people who came by boat across the water of the Pacific Strait from Japan to Alaska.

False

The early Indian civilizations of Mexico and Peru were built of the economic foundations of cattle and wheat growing.

True

Most North American Indians lived in small semi-nomadic agricultural and hunting communities.

True

Many Indian cultures like the Iroquois traced the decent through the female line.

False

No Europeans had ever set foot on the American continents prior to Columbus's arrival in 1492.

True

A primary motive for the European voyages of discovery was the desire to find a less expensive route to Asian goods and markets.

False

The beginnings of African slavery developed in response to the Spanish conquest of the Americas.

False

Columbus immediately recognized in 1492 that he had come across new continents previously unknown to Europeans.

False

The greatest effect of the European intrusion on the Indians of the Americas was to increase their population through intermarriage withe the whites.

True

Spanish gold and silver from the Americas fueled inflation and economic growth in Europe.

False

The Spanish Conquistadors had little to do with the native peoples of Mexico and refused to intermarry with them.

False

The province of New Mexico was first settled by French colonizers from the North.

True

Spain expanded its empire into Florida and New Mexico partly to block French and English intrusions.

True

The Spanish empire in the New World was larger, richer, and longer-lasting than that of the English.

a.

The geologically oldest mountains in North America are

b.

The Indian peoples of the New World

a.

The Iroquois Confederacy remained a strong political and military influence until

a.

Among the important forces that first stimulated European interest in trade and discovery was

d.

Among the most important American Indian products to spread to the Old World were

c.

The primary staples of Indian agriculture were

b.

The number of Indian in North America at the time Columbus arrived was approximately

c.

Before Columbus arrived the only Europeans to have temporarily visited North America were

a.

The Portuguese were the first to enter the slave trade and establish large -scale plantations using slave labor in

b.

Much of the impetus for Spanish exploration and pursuit of glory came from Spain's recent

c.

A crucial political development that paved the way for the European colonization of America was

b.

The primary reason for the drastic decline in the Indian population after the encounter with the Europeans was

b.

Cortes and his men were able to conquer the Aztec capital Tenochtitlan partly because

a.

The primary early colonial competitor with Spain in the New World was

d.

The belief that the Spanish only killed and tortured and stole in the Americas while doing nothing good is called

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