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Use the practice questions below to gauge your knowledge of the chapter. (The answers are at the bottom of the page.) All questions courtesy of Houghton Mifflin's The American Pageant Quiz book; Tenth Edition 1994 PRACTICE TEST CHAPTER 01-02: New World Beginnings and the English Colonies 1.The United States has left a deep imprint on the rest of the world as a result of all of the following except its a. Liberal ideals. b. Revolutionary democratic experiment. c. Boundless opportunities for ordinary people. d. Constant economic dominance. 2. The existence of a single original continent has been proved by the presence of a. Similar mountain ranges on the various continents. b. The discovery of nearly identical species of fish in long-separated freshwater lakes of various continents. c. The discovery of marsupials on the various continents. d. All of the above. 3. Which of the following was not a feature created in North America ten thousand years ago when the glaciers retreated? a. The Great Lakes b. The Great Salt Lake c. A mineral-rich desert d. The Grand Canyon 4. The Great Ice Age accounted for the origins of North America’s human history because a. It exposed a land bridge connecting Eurasia with North America. b. The glacial withdrawal allowed migration from South America. c. The glacial withdrawal formed freshwater lakes that supported life. d. When it ended, European migration to the west became possible. 5. The true discoverers of America were the a. Vikings from Scandinavia. b. Spanish explorers of the fifteenth century. c. Ancestors of the Native Americans. d. Portuguese sailors of Prince Henry the Navigator. 6. In 1492, when Europeans arrived in the Americas, the total of the two continents’ population was perhaps a. 20 million b. 100 million c. 50 million d. 4 million 7. Some of the more advanced Native American cultures did all of the flowing except a. Engage in significant ocean voyages of discovery. b. Establish large, bustling cities. c. Make strikingly accurate astronomical observations. d. Study mathematics 8. The size and sophistication of Native American civilizations in Mexico and South American can be attributed to a. Spanish influences. b. Their way of life based on hunting and gathering. c. The developments of agriculture. d. Influences brought by early settlers from Siberia. 9. The crop that became the staple of life in Mexico and South America was a. Wheat. b. Potatoes. c. Tobacco. d. Corn. 10. Native American (Indian) civilization was least highly developed in a. North America. 1
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b. Mexico. c. Central America. d. Peru. 11. One of the main factors that enabled Europeans to conquer native North Americans with relative ease was a. The pacifistic nature of the native North Americans. b. The settled agricultural societies of North America.
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