History Chapter 1 Quiz

  1. A scholarly term for the history of humans in America during a period of about 5,000 years beginning around 8000 B.C.?
    Archaic Period
  2. A catastrophioc epidemic of the bubonic plague that began in Constantinople in 1347 and decimated Europe, killing more than a third of the people of the continent and deblitating its already limited economy?
    Black Death
  3. A major city near present day St. Louis that, at its peack in AD 1200 had a population of about 10,000 and contained a great complex of large earthen mounds?
  4. Famed "discoverer" of America, supported by Queen Isabella of Spain?
    Christopher Columbus
  5. Group named for a town in New Mexico where archaeologists first discovered evidence of their tools and weapons in the 1930s?
    Clovis People
  6. Spanish for "conquerors" in the New World?
  7. Adventures fur traders and trappers?
    Coureurs De Bois
  8. At the time of the Spanish conquest, the economies of most of the Native Americans in South and Central America and Mexico were based on?
  9. The eastern third of what is now the United States was inhabited by the
    Wooland Indians
  10. Europe during the Middle Ages?
    was too divided and decentralized to inspire great ventures
  11. Through a combination of daring, brutality, and greed, the conquistadors?
    made possible the creation of a Spanish empire in America
  12. Despite the Indians’ public conversion to Catholicism?
    most natives continued to practice their own religious rituals
  13. In the sixteenth century, the market for slaves grew dramatically as a result of?
    the rising European demand for sugar cane
  14. The large Indian trading center in the Mississippi River Valley near present-day St. Louis was Cahokia? T/F
  15. The Iroquois Confederation consisted of tribes in the southernmost region of the eastern seaboard? T/F
  16. New Mexico became one of the most important provinces in Spanish America? T/F
  17. As in many Indian societies in America, African families tended to be matrilineal: they traced their heredity through and inherited property from their fathers? T/F
  18. The most important Native American crop brought back by the Europeans was squash? T/F
  19. Spaniards seldom intermarried with the Native Americans? T/F
  20. Which of the following Mesoamerican civilizations developed complex language and numerical systems and also established trade routes across the Americas?
  21. Which European nation was the first to encounter the “New World”?
  22. Which feature of Spanish American colonial society contrasted most with North American English colonial settlements?
    Interethnic marriage
  23. In the sixteenth century, cultivation of which crop led to increased demand for African slaves by Europeans?
  24. Before the advent of the Atlantic slave trade, what subsistence lifestyle did most sub-Saharan Africans engage in?
    sedentary farming
  25. African societies allotted political power according to which of the following criteria?
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History Chapter 1 Quiz
History Chapter 1 Quiz