Chapter  1     1)  After  the  Great  Ice  Age,  the  retreat  of  the  glaciers  facilitated  human  life  in

 North   America  because     a) few  diseases  survived  the  Ice  Age   b) they  left  significant  water  sources  in  their  wake   c) remaining  glaciers  in  South  America  made  it  uninhabitable   d) the  Canadian  Shield  was  left  above  sea  level   e) the  sea  level  dropped,  creating  a  land  bridge     2)  The  Iroquois  Confederacy  was  more  similar  to  societies  created  by  the  Incas  and   Aztecs  centuries  earlier  than  most  North  American  Native  American  tribes  because   few  other  Northern  Native  American  tribes       a) viewed  nature  as  a  an  essential  part  of  their  culture   b) developed  sophisticated  irrigation  systems   c) depended  on  women  to  maintain  agricultural  production   d) had  sophisticated  political  organization  and  military  prowess   e) developed  populations  large  enough  to  represent  a  definable  culture     3)  The  exploration  of  the  West  Coast  of  Africa  facilitated  Columbus's  foray  into  the   Americas  because     a) it  introduced  the  slave  trade  to  Europe   b) it  initiated  a  thirst  for  gold  among  European  nations   c) Portugal  and  Italy  became  rival  for  naval  dominance   d) new  maritime  technology  expanded  the  range  of  ships     e) India  had  previously  been  inaccessible  by  sea     4)  The  introduction  of  the  horse  transformed  some  Native  American  cultures  by   allowing  them  to     a) transition  from  an  agricultural  base  to  nomadic  hunters   b) make  the  use  of  the  plow,  revolutionizing  Native  American  farming   c) begin  to  grow  corn,  which  could  be  used  to  feed  livestock   d) see  new  possibilities  for  their  own  territorial  expansion   e) develop  military  techniques  to  effectively  combat  the  Spanish     5)  Hernán Cortés's conquest of the Aztecs foreshadowed the Spanish rule in the New World in that   a) Catholicism  became  the  primary  motivation  for  colonial  expansion   b) indigenous  populations'  resources  were  used  to  enrich  Spain     c) the  Spanish  learned  tactics  they  used  to  put  down  the  Pueblo  Revolt  

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AP American History Questions The American Pageant Chapters 1-4 d) Native  Americans  were  culturally  isolated  and  forcibly  relocated   e) the  Spanish  largely  remained  in  established  population  centers     Chapter  2     1.  The  English  made  few  efforts  to  establish  American  colonies  in  the  16th  century   because     a) the  Spanish  prohibited  any  other  nations  from  exploring  the  Americas   b) religious  and  political  conflicts  preoccupied  England   c) the  English  did  not  see  colonization  as  economically  beneficial   d) the  English  naval  technology  was  inferior  to  the  Spanish   e) the  English  lacked  the  desire  to  convert  indigenous  people  to  Catholicism     2.  Which  of  the  following  best  describes  the  role  of  tobacco  in  the  early  Virginia   colonies?     a) It  made  the  Virginia  colonies  economically  viable.   b) James  I  encouraged  the  planting  of  tobacco  due  to  his  personal  habits.   c) Tobacco  encourages  small  farms  and  individual  entrepreneurs.   d) It  gave  colonists  and  the  Native  Americans  a  mutual  currency,  aiding  peace.   e) It  discouraged  investment  in  the  colonies  since  it  was  so  hard  on  the  soil.       3.  One  of  the  greatest  barriers  to  peaceful  coexistence  between  the  Powhatan  and   the  early  English  settlers  was     a) the  inability  to  overcome  language  barriers  and  communicate  effectively   b) the  decimation  of  Native  American  tribes  created  by  European  diseases   c) the  fact  that  the  English  modeled  their  colonies  on  the  Spanish  experience   d) the  English  need  to  cultivate  vast  tracks  of  land   e) the  Native  American's  refusal  to  relinquish  gold  and  other  valuable  minerals       4.  The  economy  of  the  Southern  colonies  became  dependent  on  the  importation  of   African  slaves  because     a) tobacco  was  a  difficult  and  labor-­‐intensive  crop   b) Enlightenment  ideas  about  race  emerged,  rationalizing  slavery   c) small  or  poor  farmers  had  an  exclusive  hold  on  the  sugar  farming   d) unlike  the  Catholic  Church,  Protestantism  supported  the  use  of  slave  labor,     e) plantation  structures  from  the  Caribbean  migrated  to  the  colonies     5.  North  Carolina  was  distinguished  from  the  other  early  Southern  colonies  by  its      

a) b) c) d) e)

peaceful  relations  with  Native  Americans   acceptance  of  Spanish  settlers   religious  tolerance   refusal  to  accept  slavery   large  population  of  debtors  

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  Chapter  3       1)  The  colonies  founded  by  the  Pilgrims  and  Puritans  were  highly  organized  from   their  inception  because     a) their  lack  of  leadership  created  many  opportunities  in  the  New  World   b) they  encouraged  settlers  to  settle  in  wilderness  areas   c) there  were  few  issues  with  the  Native  Americans  to  distract  them   d) the  English  made  strong,  efficient  government  a  condition  of  their  charters   e) communities  with  established  hierarchies  fled  England  together     2)       a)   b)   c)   d)   e)     3)     a)   b)   c)   d)   e)     4)     a)   b)   c)   d)   e)     5)     a)  

b) c) d) e)    

       

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