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EXAM 1 1. The best evidence suggests that Paleo-Indians reached the Americas during the Ice Age by: a. Walking across a prehistoric “land bridge” connecting Asia and North America 2. Which Europeans were the very first to reach North America? a. The Norse 3. What was the purpose of the Mayflower Compact? a. To establish a civil government for the Plymouth colonists 4. What did Christopher Columbus hope to prove? a. That Asia could be reached by sailing west from Europe 5. Which one of these statements is NOT true about Britain's system of Mercantilism? a. The colonies enjoyed unlimited free trade with all nations 6. What is true about Britain's system of Mercantilism? a. The colonies purchased manufactured goods from Britain b. The colonies provided Britain with food and raw materials c. Trade between the colonies and Britain was strictly controlled 7. Which Europeans established the first permanent settlement in what is now eastern Canada? a. The French 8. What impulse led 15th century Europeans to accidentally "discover" the Americas? a. A desire to establish trade with the Far East 9. Whose 1497 voyage established England's claim to land in the "New World?" a. John Cabot (Giovanni Caboto) 10.Who first realized that the Americas were a "Novus Mundus" or "New World?" a. Amerigo Vespucci 11.What enabled Europeans to more easily conquer the Native Americans? ( All the Above) a. Native Americans often assisted the Europeans to conquer other Native Americans b.

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