US History I: Unit 1

  1. Explains where a group came from, a group's place in the world and their relationship with it, promotes a common cultural identity.
    Origin Stories
  2. Clovis Points are mostly closely identified with which migration theory?
    Bering Land Bridge Theory
  3. This theory posits that during the last ice age humans were able to migrate from Siberia to Alaska, crossing over the land bridge between continents that had been revealed by dropping sea levels as massive glaciers formed all over the world. What is this theory called?
    Bering Land Bridge Theory
  4. The Paleo-Indian era is most strongly associated with what type of artifact?
    Clovis Point
  5. This is is closely identified with one of the most famous archaeological artifacts in the Americas and was used to hunt megafauna in the Paleo-Indian Era.
    Clovis Point
  6. The Mississippian culture is known for...
  7. The region of the present-day Southeastern United States was likely one of the world's independent centers for plant domestication. True or False?
  8. The ___ are ancestors of today's modern Pueblo peoples, and their cultures share much in common.
  9. The Mourning Wars were associated with what region?
    The Northeast
  10. The practice of potlatch is associated with what region?
    The Pacific Northeast
  11. Plains groups transformed from agriculturalists to nomadic hunter/gathers in part because of...
    The reintroduction of the horse to North America
  12. What important events took place in 1492? Columbus's first voyage to the New World, the expulsion of the Jews and Muslims from Spain, the end of the Reconquista. True or False?
  13. The ___ enabled the Portuguese to enter the spice trade.
    Conquest of Malacca
  14. For the Spanish, reconquering the Iberian Peninsula was a military and religious action.
  15. The mythical king Prester John was important to the Portuguese because...
    He was a Christian king in an area dominated by Muslims
  16. The Treaty of Tordesillas and the __ worked in tandem to establish zones of influence for Portuguese and Spanish trade.
    Treaty of Zaragoza
  17. Zheng He's goals for exploring the Indian Ocean included exploring and mapping the region, establishing trade with port cities, incorporating new areas into the Chinese tribute system. True or False?
  18. One possible reason for Zhu Zanji's decision to end the voyages of Zheng He was...
    A spirit of isolationism in the Chinese court under Zhu Zanji, and to save the money to avoid the expense of the voyages
  19. The principle implied in the Magna Carta (1215) was...
    That all people, even the king, were subject to the law
  20. Henry VIII's religious reformation in England occurred...
    Mostly for political reasons
  21. The region of Africa most directly involved in the Trans-Atlantic slave trade was...
    West Africa
  22. The Middle Passage was a part of the Indian Ocean trade network. True or False?
  23. Which of the following empires was not in West Africa?
    Great Zimbabwe
  24. Much of what we know about the cultures of East Africa comes from the writings of:
    Ibn Battuta
  25. The empire of Mali was created by which of the following?
    Sundiata Kieta
  26. The Kingdom of Dahomey controlled the slave trade in their region by...
    Keeping Europeans confined to the port at Whydah, and making European merchants trade with only the king and no others.
  27. The Llamas did not originate in the Old Wold of Europe, Africa, Asia. True or False?
  28. Peanuts originated in the New World. True or False?
  29. What crop was so controversial that monarchs in Europe and China attempted to ban its use?
  30. Wheat did not originate in the New World. True or False?
  31. Smallpox was the European diseases responsible for the greatest number of American deaths in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries. True or False?
  32. Bartholomew de las Casas was well known for his criticism of the Europeans' treatment of the Indians of Meso- and South America. True or False?
  33. What divided the New World between the Spanish and the Protuguese?
    The Treaty of Tordesillas
  34. The majority of the natives killed in the exploration period were slaughtered by the Europeans who possessed superior weapons. True or False?
  35. The first explorer to reach Brazil and claim it for the throne of Portugal was:
    Pedro Cabral
  36. Recruiting native allies played an important role in the Spanish conquest of the Aztec. True or False?
  37. The myth of Quetzalcoatl relies on sources that are contemporaneous with the conquest of the Aztec. True or False?
  38. The system that helped provide labor for the Spanish mines and sugar plantations was the:
  39. The Brazilian economy was largely based on...
  40. The ___ was part of the bureaucracy of Spanish rule and oversaw developments in New Spain until the close of the colonial period.
    Council of the Indies
  41. ___'s expeditions in Canada established the local Indians' interest in French trade when the leader of Stadacona tried to detain him in order to control French and Indian trade networks.
    Jacques Cartier
  42. The French settlement in Florida was settled by Protestants unwelcome in France known as ___.
  43. The Jesuits...
    Were a group of missionaries
  44. The Dutch practiced which of the following practices in establishing themselves as an economic powerhouse n the Caribbean?
    Legitimate trade, privacy, and smuggling
  45. The Dutch East India Company possessed the power to...
    Establish colonies, punish criminals, negotiate treaties, and wage war
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US History I: Unit 1
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