Chapter 1 Ross_Gregory Creating America
  • 1. What key development led to the rise of civilizations in the Americas?
A) irrigation
B) agriculture
C) migration
D) culture
  • 2. What did Muslim traders crossing the Sahara bring from North Africa to West Africa?
A) fortune tellers
B) North African slaves
C) All of these
D) teachings of Islam
  • 3. Which of the following is NOT a required feature of a civilization?
A) specialized jobs for different people
B) residence along the coast of an ocean
C) organized forms of government and religion
D) cities that are centers of trade
  • 4. What method did the Hohokam use to alter their dry environment to make farming possible?
A) hunting and gathering
B) mound building
C) slash-and-burn
D) irrigation
  • 5. How did religious practices and art spread through early American cultures?
A) war
B) trade
C) agriculture
D) potlatch
  • 6. What key factor helped the Aztecs become a strong empire?
A) They conquered their neighbors.
B) They worshipped the sun.
C) They were experienced hunters.
D) They had a complex society.
  • 7. Ghana became the first West African kingdom to grow rich by controlling the trade of what two things?
A) gold and camels
B) salt and ivory
C) gold and ivory
D) salt and gold
  • 8. What helped spread Renaissance ideas in Europe?
A) the Reformation
B) the printing press
C) the Crusades
D) the travels of Marco Polo
  • 9. What was the result of Portuguese explorer Vasco de Gama finding an all-water route to Asia?
A) Other Europeans began looking for their own water route to Asia.
B) Portugal could trade with Asia without dealing with the Muslims or Italians.
C) All of these.
D) Portugal took control of the spice trade.
  • 10. How did the geographic knowledge Christopher Columbus brought back to Spain change European views of the world?
A) He found a shorter route to Asia.
B) He discovered the Earth was flat.
C) He found continents previously unknown to Europe.
D) He found the Atlantic Ocean to be wider than the Pacific.
  • 11. What was the name of the land bridge between Asia and the Americas?
A) La Venta
B) Beringia
C) Alaska Path
D) Bering Strait
  • 12. Which was NOT a reason why Europeans sought a water route to Asia in the 1400s?
A) European rulers wanted to enslave the peoples of Asia.
B) Europeans wanted Asian goods.
C) European merchants wanted to profit from the Asian trade.
D) Italian and Muslim merchants controlled existing trade routes to Asia.
  • 13. To " "domesticate" " is to move from one place to another.
A) True
B) False
  • 14. A " "culture" " is a way of life shared by people with similar arts, beliefs, and customs.
A) True
B) False
  • 15. In the late 1500s a man named Deganawida advised the five northern Iroquois nations to form " "independent governments" ".
A) True
B) False
  • 16. When the Pueblo built irrigation systems to allow farming, they were using " "technology" " to change their environment.
A) False
B) True
  • 17. Many Native American peoples farmed by clearing the forest in a process known as " "domestication of agriculture" "
A) False
B) True
  • 18. Which of the following is not true of the Muslims in Africa?
A) They were followers of a religion called Islam.
B) Many converted to Islam from traditional African religions.
C) Muslims had very little influence on the early African kingdoms.
D) Muslims spread their religion through trade and conquest.
  • 19. How was Islam established in West Africa?
A) Portuguese traders introduced it to Benin.
B) The prophet Muhammad established it when he conquered Ghana.
C) The religion's founder was a West African.
D) It was brought by Muslim traders from North Africa.
  • 20. What was the Reformation?
A) All of these.
B) an effort to correct problems in the Catholic church
C) the end of feudalism
D) a renewed interest in the arts and learning
  • 21. What was the goal of the Crusades?
A) None of these
B) to find new trade routes to Asia
C) for Christians to take control of the Holy Land from the Muslims
D) to reform the Catholic church
  • 22. Which of the following was not true of early navigators?
A) Navigators played an important role in Europe's age of discovery.
B) They planned the course of a ship by using instruments to find its position.
C) The founding of a navigation school in the 1400s encouraged voyages of exploration.
D) Henry the Navigator was the first European to sail around the southern tip of Africa.
  • 23. The development of the caravel was important to Europe's Age of Discovery because
A) it allowed geographers to estimate the distance between Europe and Asia.
B) it allowed explorers to sail into the wind more easily.
C) it helped sailors to accurately find their position while at sea.
D) it helped explorers to raise money to finance their voyages.
  • 24. Which is NOT true of Christopher Columbus?
A) He thought he could reach Asia in the east by sailing west across the Atlantic.
B) He died still believing that he had reached Asia.
C) He made just one voyage to the Americas before he died.
D) He was an Italian explorer who sailed for the king and queen of Spain
  • 25. When he reached the Americas, Columbus called the people he met "Indians" because
A) he thought he was in some Asian islands called the Indies.
B) that is what the people called themselves.
C) he thought he had reached India.
D) the word "Indians" in Italian means "islanders."
  • 26. About what time period did the Anasazi live in the southwest?
A) beginning about 100 A.D.
B) beginning about 250 B.C.
C) beginning about 800 A.D.
D) beginning about 1400 A.D.
  • 27. What two West African empires became wealthy from trading salt and gold?
A) Ghana and Mali
B) Ghana and Hausa
C) Songhai and Hausa
D) Benin and Yoruba
  • 28. How did Columbus's failed attempt to find Asia actually benefit Spain?
A) The land Columbus claimed increased Spain's wealth and power.
B) The Taino people became allies and part of the Spanish culture.
C) The king of Portugal became indebted to Columbus.
D) Columbus spread the Renaissance to the Americas.
  • 29. Why were European countries looking for all-water routes to Asia?
A) They were looking for cities of gold.
B) They wanted part of the spice trade.
C) They wanted to colonize Asia.
D) They were interested in Asian culture.
  • 30. What does the system of irrigation tell us about early American societies?
A) These techniques were essential to trade.
B) They used technology to adapt to their environments.
C) Women did most of the farming.
D) They grew many crops for religious ceremonies.
  • 31. Why did Ghana's rulers allow Muslims to bring their faith to the region?
A) The rulers were eager to attract trade ties with Islamic empires.
B) The rulers converted to Islam and wanted their people to convert.
C) The rulers wanted to convert the Muslims to their traditions and beliefs.
D) The rulers needed new advisers and thought the Muslims were honest.
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