AP World History Self-Quiz Name Ch 23 Age of Exploration by mifei


									AP World History Self-Quiz                                Name _________________________
Ch 23 Age of Exploration                                                             December 8, 2006

1. ____ Major motivations for European               5. ____ The sea route to the Indian Ocean
   exploration of the world’s oceans included all       discovered by Vasca da Gama offered
   of the following EXCEPT                              European merchants
   A. the search for raw materials and mineral          A. a chance to trade with Muslim
      resources.                                           intermediaries.
   B. the search for new lands to settle and            B. a chance to buy goods directly from Indian
      cultivate.                                           merchants.
   C. population pressures in Europe.                   C. quicker access to the slave trade of west
   D. the desire to trade directly with Asian              Africa.
      markets.                                          D. proof that the earth was round.
   E. the urge to extend Christianity beyond            E. none of the above.
2. ____ Portuguese sailors were able to tack         6. ____ Christopher Columbus believed that by
   against the prevailing winds by using                sailing west 2,500 nautical miles he would

   A. a combination of square and lateen sails.         A. reach the Canary Islands and initiate a spice
   B. a sternpost rudder.                                  trade with the natives.
   C. a magnetic compass.                               B. find a direct and profitable route to Japan.
   D. an astrolabe.                                     C. discover a new continent and lost city of
   E. a sextant.                                           gold.
                                                        D. find a quick passage around Africa.
3. ____ European and Arab mariners in the 15th          E. none of the above.
   century determined latitude by measuring the
   angle of the sun or pole star above the horizon   7. ____ By 1800 European exploration of the
   with                                                 Pacific Ocean resulted in all of the following
   A. a magnetic compass.
   B. a telescope.                                      A. the discovery of a northwest passage from
   C. an astrolabe or cross staff.                         Europe to Asia.
   D. a mechanical clock.                               B. the 1st complete circumnavigation of the
   E. none of the above.                                   world.
                                                        C. mapping of Australia, New Zealand, and
4. ____ By the mid-15th century Portuguese                 the islands of the South Pacific.
   mariners used a strategy called the volta do         D. exploration of the coast of Alaska and the
   mar that                                                waters of the Arctic Ocean.
                                                        E. European colonization of the Philippines.
   A. enabled them to sail directly into the wind.
   B. enabled them to measure their location
      north and south of the equator with
   C. allowed them to avoid the use of sails for
      extended periods of time.
   D. enabled them to sail with westerly winds
      rather than force their way against trade
   E. allowed them to sneak up on their enemies
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8. ____ Portuguese mariners succeeded in                  11. ____ The Dutch in Indonesia concentrated
   building a trading-post empire early in the 16th         their efforts on
   century for all of the following reasons
                                                            A. establishing settler colonies.
                                                            B. establishing a Dutch Reform mission to
   A. the ruthless policies of naval commander                 counter the Catholic presence in the
      Afonso d’Alboquerque.                                    Philippines.
   B. the head start that Portugual enjoyed over            C. building a plantation society on the island
      other European powers in the exploration                 of Java.
      of the Indian Ocean.                                  D. dominating the spice trade through the
   C. the use of heavy artillery to overpower                  Sundra Strait.
      other craft and onshore sights.                       E. all of the above.
   D. the Portuguese control of strategic ports
      such as Hormuz and Melaka.                          12. ____ Which trading post is incorrectly paired
   E. the superiority of the Portuguese navy to             with a European power?
      English and Dutch forces.
                                                            A. Goa and Portugal.
                                                            B. Manila and Spain.
9. ____ The English East India Company and the
                                                            C. Hormuz and England.
   VOC were privately owned companies that
                                                            D. Batavia and the Netherlands.
   enjoyed all of the following advantages
                                                            E. Cape Town and the Netherlands.
   A. funds to outfit ships and hire crews.               13. ____ Which of the following was NOT a
   B. commodities and money for trade.                      significant presence in the Indian Ocean by the
   C. direct government supervision.                        mid-18th century?
   D. the potential for tremendous profits.
                                                            A. Britain.
   E. heavily armed ships to back up their
                                                            B. France.
                                                            C. the Netherlands.
                                                            D. Portugal.
10. ____ Spanish forces were able to conquer the
                                                            E. Russia.
  Philippines because of
   A. the assistance of China and India.                  14. ____ As a result of the Seven Years’ War,
   B. the lack of a centralized, powerful state to          Britain gained all the following EXCEPT
      organize resistance.
                                                            A. the French colonies in Canada.
   C. the unhappiness of many of the Philippine
                                                            B. the French trading posts in India.
      people with Muslim rule.
                                                            C. Spanish Florida.
   D. the desire of the island chiefdoms to enter
                                                            D. Cape Town from the Dutch.
      into a treaty with the Spanish.
                                                            E. Britain gained all of the above.
   E. the eagerness of many islanders to convert
      to Christianity.
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15. ____ In the New World, the Columbian               18. ____ By 1750, all of the following regions
  Exchange generally resulted in                         were linked by trade and commerce EXCEPT
  A. the introduction of infectious diseases.            A. Australia.
  B. the staggering loss of indigenous                   B. Brazil.
     populations.                                        C. Canada.
  C. the introduction of domesticated animals            D. Indonesia.
     such as cattle and horses.                          E. South Africa.
  D. the introduction of food crops such as
     wheat.                                            19. ____ Which region is incorrectly paired with
  E. all of the above.                                   a primary trade good?
                                                         A. Brazil and sugar.
16. ____ Smallpox, influenza, and measles
                                                         B. Canada and fur.
  spread rapidly in the Americas because of
                                                         C. India and cotton.
  A. the densely populated urban centers.                D. Japan and spices.
  B. poor hygiene and contaminated water.                E. Peru and silver.
  C. lack of previous exposure that would build
     natural immunity.                                 20. ____ The Manila galleons were noted for
  D. lack of access to immunizations.
                                                         A. carrying large cargoes between Mexico and
  E. all of the above.
                                                            the Philippines.
                                                         B. supporting imperial communication since
17. ____ In Eurasia, new American food crops
                                                            they were small and swift.
  translated into
                                                         C. dominating the trans-Atlantic slave trade.
  A. overall improvements in diet and nutrition.         D. defeating the Portuguese in southeast Asia.
  B. steady population growth in the 16th and            E. all of the above.
     17th centuries.
  C. more varied cuisine.
  D. better forage for livestock.
  E. all of the above.
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21. ____   English mariner who explored much of the Pacific Ocean            A. Vasco da Gama
           while seeking a northwest passage across North America
                                                                             B. Bartolorneu Dias
22. ____   Portuguese mariner who sailed around Cape of Good I lope,
           sailed up the east coast of Africa, and reached India
                                                                             C. Prince Henry
23. ____   Iberian monarch who set up navigation schools and hired
           cartographers to create up-to-date maps                           D. King Fernando of
24. ____   Portuguese who 1st rounded the Cape of Good Hope and
           reached the Indian Ocean
                                                                             E. James Cook
25. ____   Spanish mariner who crossed the Pacific Ocean and died in the
           Philippines, but whose ships succeeded in circling the globe      F. Christopher Columbus
26. ____   Iberian monarch who sponsored a daring trans-Atlantic voyage
                                                                             G. Ferdinand Magellan
           in 1492
27. ____   Genoese mariner who miscalculated the distance from Europe        H. Afonso
           west to Asia and stumbled on an unknown landmass.                    d’Alboquerque
28. ____   Portuguese admiral who seized in rapid succession, Hormuz,
           Goa, and Melaka

                                             Answer Key

Multiple Choice                                             Matching
1.   C      5. B        9. C         13. E       17. E       21. E         25. G
2. A        6. B        10. B        14. D       18. A       22. A         26. D
3. C        7. A        11. D        15. E       19. D       23. C         27. F
4. D        8. E        12. C        16. C       20. A       24. B         28. H

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