Test Bank For A History of Europe in the Modern World 12Th Edition By Lloyd Kramer

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Test Bank For A History of Europe in the Modern World 12Th Edition By Lloyd Kramer

The Atlantic World, Commerce, and Wars of Religion, 1560-1648

Multiple Choice Questions

1. (p. 103) The period of religious wars, from 1560 to 1648, _____.
A. profited Spain
B. increased the strength of Germany
C. positioned the English, Dutch, and French to profit from global economic changes
D. inflicted economic disaster upon the Dutch, although they eventually recovered from the damages

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2. (p. 104) After 1492, the Atlantic Ocean became a bridge rather than a barrier for Europeans. As a result, all of the following occurred except:
A. diseases brought from Europe depopulated the Americas.
B. Africa became involved in the transatlantic slave trade.
C. Europeans were able to trade directly with the East for the first time.
D. the Italians expanded their trade networks.

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3. (p. 104) The opening of the Atlantic to transoceanic travel around 1500 was made possible by all of the following except:
A. the Vikings’ voyages to North America.
B. improvements in shipbuilding and sail rigging.
C. the adoption of the mariner’s compass.
D. the Portuguese settlement in the Azores Islands, in the mid-Atlantic.

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4. (p. 105) Which of the following statements is true of the oceanic voyages?
A. Europeans were the first to make long-distance ocean voyages.
B. Columbus was the first European to reach North America.
C. Travelers from Asia had long made voyages to distant places and engaged in trade across the Indian Ocean before Columbus voyaged to the New World.
D. The North Atlantic presented fewer hazards than the Indian or Pacific Oceans.

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5. (p. 106) On his second voyage to the Malabar Coast in 1502, Vasco da Gama:
A. played upon local rivalries and only managed to load his ships with the coveted wares.
B. brought a fighting fleet of no less than 21 vessels, and a war broke out between the Portuguese and Arab merchants.
C. made a deal with the Arab merchants for moving the wares of China and India by caravan over land to the markets of the eastern Mediterranean.
D. helped develop the cities along the Malabar Coast and baptized thousands of souls in India.

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6. (p. 106) When Columbus struck land in 1492 during his first westward voyage to the East, he thought he had found:
A. an outlying part of the Indies.
B. China.
C. Africa.
D. a new continent.

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7. (p. 107-108) By 1575, the Spanish and Portuguese brought more than 120,000 enslaved Africans to their American empires because:
A. they wanted to assimilate their culture with that of the Africans.
B. of the restrictions set by royal authorities on the exploitation of the Indian population.
C. they wanted to replace their native labor, which faced depopulation due to conquest and disease with African slaves.
D. of the threat of revolt from the Indian population.

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8. (p. 108) The first expedition to circumnavigate the globe was:
A. a Spanish expedition led by Christopher Columbus.
B. a Portuguese expedition led by Vasco da Gama.
C. a Spanish expedition led by Ferdinand Magellan.
D. an English expedition led by Sir Francis Drake.

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9. (p. 108) In a treaty of 1494, the monarchs of the _____ peoples asserted that the globe should be divided between them by an imaginary north-and-south line that ran from a point in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean through the North Pole and across eastern Asia.
A. English and French
B. Spanish and French
C. Spanish and Portuguese
D. Spanish and English

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10. (p. 109) In 1545, with the discovery of the prodigiously rich silver deposits at Potos’ in Peru, _____.
A. Spain’s economy prospered and underwent an early version of the Industrial Revolution
B. the standard of living of the inhabitants of Spanish Peru improved tremendously
C. the European projects of the king of Spain were financed
D. food plants introduced to the Europeans by the Indians became less valuable than silver

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