Settlement and Colonization of North America Practice Test
Review the following study guides if necessary:
- Settlement and Colonization of North America
- The First Peoples in the Settlement and Colonization
- The European Voyagers
- Clashes Between the Native Americans and the Europeans
1. The first people to settle North America are today known as “American Indians” because __________
A. they originally came from India.
B. they arrived in North America long before any other groups of people followed.
C. the fi rst Europeans to reach the Caribbean thought that they had reached India.
D. they settled every area of the Americas that was fi t for human habitation.
2. _________________is an important historical figure because he initiated the cultural exchange between Europe and the Americas.
A. Leif Erikson
B. Christopher Columbus
C. Samuel de Champlain
D. Henry Hudson
3. In the late 1400s, _________________ became the fi rst European nation to sponsor a western voyage of discovery.
B. Great Britain
4. The original motive for French exploration was ________________
A. the expansion of Christianity into the New World.
B. the kidnapping, enslavement, and transportation of Native Americans.
C. the expansion of the profi table fur trade.
D. the desire to expand the French power base by establishing colonies.
5. One powerful motivating force behind the European conquest of the Native Americans was the European _________________
A. belief in racial superiority.
B. desire to study American-Indian language and culture.
C. interest in making treaties with tribal governments.
D. desire to fi nd trade routes to the Far East.
6. Columbus believed that he landed in India in 1492 because _______________
A. he had been sailing for several weeks.
B. he did not know of the existence of the Americas.
C. he did not realize that he could reach the East by sailing west.
D. he believed what the Native Americans told him when he landed.
7. The fi rst explorer to see mainland North America after Leif Erikson was sponsored by _______________
B. Great Britain.
8. The French established the hub of their North American fur-trading base in ________________
C. the Great Lakes region.
9. The most important common characteristic of all Native-American tribal cultures is that _________________
A. their chiefs are female.
B. they speak the same language.
C. they constantly make war on each other.
D. they treat the land with respect.
10. The Native Americans did not possess any _________ _____ that could compete eff ectively with those of the Europeans.
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