Age of Exploration Practice Quiz I 2019

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This is intended to help the students review for their Age of Exploration Test. It includes question from the Factors of the Age of Exploration to the Commercial Revolution/mercantilism and ends with the reasons for colonization.

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Question 1

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Check all the factors the led to the Age of Exploration
Answer
  • Reformation Spirit
  • Advances in technology
  • Search for wealth/ Find a faster route to the Americas
  • Curiosity
  • Religion (Spread the Catholic Faith)

Question 2

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New navigational instruments such as the [blank_start]astrolabe[blank_end], which locates latitude, and the [blank_start]compass[blank_end] as well as better [blank_start]maps[blank_end] made exploration possible.
Answer
  • astrolabe
  • compass
  • maps

Question 3

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New ship designs allowed the ships made long ship voyages possible. The were: 1. Ships were [blank_start]wider[blank_end] and could hold more [blank_start]cargo[blank_end]. 2. Ships had [blank_start]smaller[blank_end] and different-shaped [blank_start]sails[blank_end] 3. The [blank_start]rudder[blank_end] from the side to the rear of the boat
Answer
  • wider
  • cargo
  • smaller
  • sails
  • rudder

Question 4

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The Age of Exploration began because European wanted to find a shorter route to [blank_start]Asia[blank_end] in order to get spices and other riches.
Answer
  • Asia

Question 5

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[blank_start]Latitude[blank_end] is an imaginary line that measures distance north and south of the equator.
Answer
  • Latitude

Question 6

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The [blank_start]galley[blank_end] was a long ship used by early Europeans for trade. These were replaced by the [blank_start]caravel[blank_end] which were created by the Portuguese and Spanish, helping these nations enter the Age of Exploration.
Answer
  • galley
  • caravel
  • caravel
  • galley

Question 7

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[blank_start]Portugal[blank_end] and Spain were the first two nations to begin exploration in the late 1400’s successfully.
Answer
  • Portugal
  • France
  • England
  • Russia

Question 8

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Extensive changes in Europe’s economy and way of doing business between 1400-1750 was called [blank_start]Commercial Revolution[blank_end] (Two words)
Answer
  • Commercial Revolution

Question 9

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[blank_start]Mercantilism[blank_end] was an economic belief that there was a limited amount of wealth in the world and to increase a counties wealth, it had to take wealth away from another country through trade
Answer
  • Mercantilism

Question 10

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Favorable balance of trade is the situation that exists when a country sells more goods, known as [blank_start]exports[blank_end] (plural), than it buys, known as [blank_start]imports[blank_end] (plural), from a foreign country.
Answer
  • exports
  • imports

Question 11

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To establish a favorable balance of trade, nations encouraged [blank_start]exports[blank_end] by stimulating the growth of industries and trade. This was achieved by the use of [blank_start]tariffs[blank_end], a tax on imports, & [blank_start]subsidies,[blank_end] government funding for the manufacturing of domestic products. It improved the country’s [blank_start]infrastructure[blank_end], such as transportation systems, by building roads, bridges and canals as well as acquire overseas sources of [blank_start]raw materials[blank_end] and precious metals by acquiring [blank_start]colonies[blank_end]
Answer
  • exports
  • imports
  • tariffs
  • subsidies,
  • infrastructure
  • raw materials
  • colonies
  • grants
  • gold and silver

Question 12

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[blank_start]Joint-stock companies[blank_end] are institutions which allows people to buy a portion of the business through the purchase of stocks. These companies were used to finance exploration
Answer
  • Joint-stock companies
  • Stock companies
  • Corporations
  • Subsidies
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