Quiz 1 dimensions of Racism

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Unformatted text preview: Department of African American Studies Dimensions of Racism Quiz #1, Spring 2010 1. What happened in Spain either January 1st or 2rld in the year 1492? 2. What were the four motivatiOns for Portugal’s exploration into Africa? a. b. C. d. e. f. recreational, social religious, exploratory, scientific, extended geographical knowledge, political, make Portugal more powerful, religious, spread Christianity, economic, find direct routes to West Afi'z’can gold and Asian spices religious, social all of the above none of the above 3. Why did the Portuguese start using African slaves on it’s plantation off the west coast of Africa instead of Eastern European slaves? a. b. c. d. e. They hated Afiicans and thought they could make lots of money Demand for slaves had accelerated after the Turks (Ottoman) conquered Constantinople in 1453. With the fall of the great city, Europeans lost their access to the slave markets in Russia and the Balkans. They didn’t want to go as far to get slaves All of the above None of the above 4. Where were the majority of African slaves taken or enslaved between 1441 and 1502? (Circle one) a. England and Spain b. Portugal and England c. France and Spain d. Portugal and Spain e. France and England 5. What was the motivation of Columbus’ navigational venture to the west? a. 9’ The Portuguese promoted navigation on the West Coast to bypass taxation by Muslims. They and other European kings also wanted alternate routes to Asia so they could bypass Arab emporiums in the eastern Mediterranean Columbus knew the world was round and he wanted to go to New India. King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella thought Columbus was a good sailor and thought they could beat the Portuguese. All of the above None of the above 6. How many Native Americans perished in the hundred-year span of 1492-1592? a. 90 — 100 million Native Americans died b. Africans are brought to America in large numbers c. European settlers are consistently attacked by enslaved Africans d. 30 million Native Americans died 7. Why was it decided to take African’s to work on plantations in the Americas rather than using Native Americans or Europeans? a. There were bananas in the Americas, and Africans liked bananas. b. It was knowledge (Africans were well acquainted with many of the crops important to plantation economy), and disease resistance that helped to doom millions of Africans to servitude in the Americas. Gold was in the Western Hemisphere and Africans were the first cowboys. c. d. All of the above e. None of the above 8. Approximately how many Africans were taken from Africa to the Americas between 1502 and 1870? 9. How many (approximately) perished in the middle passage? 10. How many Africans (approximately) perished crossing overland in Africa to the shores as captives in the slave trade? 11. How many slave revolts occurred on slave ships during the middle passage from 1502 to 1807? 12. When were African slaves first taken to the Western Hemisphere? 13. Who kept the British colony in Jamestown, Virginia from starving between the years of 1604 and 1619? Enslaved Americans European settlers themselves Native Americans None of the above All of the above PP‘PP‘P’ 14. When did the first boatload of captive Africans arrive in Jamestown, Virginia? a. 1676 b. 1776 c. 1619 d. 1604 15. In 1662, the House of Burgess said that: a. A child born would have the same condition as its mother b. A child born would have the same condition as its father c. A child born would have the same condition as its aunt or uncle d. A child born would have the same condition as its neighbor c All of the above f. None of the above 16. What is the significance of 1676 as it relates to race relations in America? a. The American Revolution b. The Institutionalization of Slavery The Abolishment of Slavery The arrival of the first group of captive Africans All of the above None of the above W.” 9*.“ 17. How did the Bacon Rebellion affect Native Americans? a. A treaty was made between the Governor of Jamestown and the Native Americans securing their land Native Americans took back control of a portion of the land Native Americans lost control of the land All of the above None of the above. 9999‘ 18. How did the Third Compromise of the Constitutional Convention of 1776 affect the African American population? a. Slavery would be limited to the Western States b. Africans north of Washington, DC. were freed Africans counted as 3/5 of a human African American men were granted the right to vote All of the above None of the above t-hsv 519 19. The drafting of the United States of America’s Constitution in 1787 sealed the fate of African Americans by institutionalizing what? a. Freedom b. Indentured Servitude c. Taxes (1. Reparations e. Slavery 20. How did the Mexican American War of 1846-1848 affect the system of slavery in the American context? Mexicans defeated the American army limiting slavery Northern politicians aggressively began to fight to abolish slavery A large number of enslaved Africans escaped depleting large plantations Expansion of slave territory All of the above None of the above one??? ...
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