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AP World History 🌍

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The Extent of the Portuguese Empire
Facts about the test: The AP World History exam has 55 multiple choice questions and you will be given 55 minutes to complete the section. That means it should take you around one minute to answer a question.*The following questions were not written by College Board and although they cover information outlined in the AP World History Course and Exam Description the formatting on the exam may be different.

1. This era marks a change in trade because
A. It's the first time that Chinese products are found in the Middle East
B. It's the first time the Americas are included in global trade
C. It's the first time Europe engages in trade with Africa
D. Its the first time trade routes are only ocean-based

2. An example of cross-technological exchange is shown with
A. The Portuguese using the magnetic compass
B. Muslim traders using the astrolabe
C. Chinese merchants using gunpowder for ship cannons
D. Africans using the camel saddle for desert trade

3. Which of the following was NOT a motivation for European exploration during this era?
A. A desire to find more Christian converts
B. A desire for access to the Asian Spice Trade
C. A desire to gain national glory
D. A desire for cultural syncretism with Asia

4. The Columbian Exchange can best be described as
A.  A regional exchange of religious beliefs
B. An international exchange of technology
C. A cross cultural exchange of biological goods
D. A local trade of animal and plant life

5. A DEMOGRAPHIC impact of the Columbian Exchange was
A.  Population decrease in Africa, population decrease in Europe
B. Population increase in Europe, Native American population decrease in the Americas
C. Population increase in the Americas, population decrease in Europe
D. Population decrease in Europe, Africa, and the Americas

6. Which of the following cash crops/good was NOT produced in the Americas?
A. Pepper
B. Sugar
C. Tobacco
D. Silver

7. All of the following were reasons that Europeans took African slaves from Africa EXCEPT
A. Europeans felt a sense of superiority to Africans and saw them as chattel
B. African tribes were willing to sell their rivals to Europeans for firearms
C. Africans were acclimated to tropical diseases that could be found in the Caribbean and Brazil
D. Africans were more accustomed to hard work than Europeans

8. A key difference between the Atlantic Slave Trade and the East African slave trade revolve around
A.  Ethnicity of laborers
B. Age of laborers
C. Gender of laborers
D. Religious beliefs of laborers

9. Which of the following was NOT a labor system used in the Americas?
A. Chattel slavery
B. Mita system
C. Serfdom
D. Indentured servitude

10. Which religious event may have been responsible for the Portuguese and Spanish desire to spread Christianity?
A. The Great Awakening
B. The Inquisition
C. The Rapture
D. The Great Schism

11. The main reason for Portuguese and Spanish exploration from 1450-1750 was
A. To gain access to the Asian Spice Trade
B. To promote European naval technologies
C. To combat British control of the Indian Ocean Trade Network
D. To ease overpopulation in both countries

12. The main goal of mercantilism was to
A. Promote wealth in the colonies
B. Ensure the wealth and success of mother countries
C. Ensure economic equality between colonies and mother nations
D. Allow free trade in the colonies, to promote economic growth

13. Which European technology was most instrumental in helping Europeans explore the Americas?
A. Caravel
B. Magnetic Compass
C. Astrolabe
D. Lateen sail

14. As a result of forced and voluntary immigration into the Americas, a new social hierarchy was created. Which of the following groups was NOT part of that hierarchy?
A. Creoles
B. Mestizos
C. Marquesas
D. Peninsulares

15. A difference between Latin American and North American colonies was
A. Latin American colonies produced cash crops, while North American colonies didn't
B. North American colonies slave labor, while Latin American colonies did not
C. Only men traveled to Latin American colonies, while men and women traveled to North American colonies
D. Latin American colonies were directly controlled by the Crown, while North American colonies were given more autonomy
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