25 - CHAPTER 25 TEST QUESTIONS MULTIPLE CHOICE 1 Doa Marina...

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CHAPTER 25 TEST QUESTIONS MULTIPLE CHOICE 1. Doña Marina was a. the first viceroy of the Spanish colonies in the Americas. b. the leading Spanish banker who funded exploration. c. the Portuguese explorer who first sighted Australia. d. a Mexican woman who aided Cortés in his conquest of the Aztecs. e. the nautical term for the dominant westerly wind that made voyages to the Americas faster. (p. 665) 2. When the Spanish invaded the Aztec empire, a. the subject tribes of the empire remained faithful to the Aztecs. b. the subject tribes fled south for Inca protection. c. they were emboldened by their previous easy conquest of the Inca. d. they were interested in gaining control of tobacco as a profitable cash crop. e. many of the subject tribes formed alliances with the Spanish. (p. 665) 3. The term mestizo refers to a. the coins that were used in the Aztec empire. b. an individual of indigenous and European parentage. c. the Spanish plantations on which millions of Central and South Americans were enslaved. d. the Aztec term for the mysterious disease that devastated their population. e. the percentage of silver that went to the Spanish government. (p. 665) 4. The most important factor in explaining the Spanish victory over the Aztecs and Incas was a. the overwhelming Spanish superiority in guns and cannons. b. the devastating loss of life caused by European-borne diseases. c. the Spanish strength in numbers. d. the military precision of the well-trained Spanish troops. e. the Spanish alliance with the Maya. (p. 666) 5. The first people of the Americas to come into contact with the Spanish were the a. Maya. b. Aztecs. c. Inca. d. Tainos. e. Chimu. (p. 666) 6. The capital of the Spanish Caribbean was a. Tenochtitlan. b. Chanchan. c. Santo Domingo. d. Cuzco. e. Lima. (p. 667) 105
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7. Christopher Columbus’s first plan was a. to build trading posts where merchants could trade with the local population. b. to plunder the legendary wealth of the Aztecs. c. to form an alliance with the Aztecs against the Inca. d. to form an alliance with the French before attacking the Tainos. e. to subjugate the native population as a slave race for the Spanish. (p. 667) 8. The encomenderos were a. Aztec priests who viewed the Spanish as visiting gods. b. Spanish settlers. c. the first society of the Americas to come into contact with the Spanish. d. the Spanish administrative officials who ruled over the colonies and reported back to Spain. e. individuals of indigenous and European parentage. (p. 668) 9. The population of the Caribbean went from about 4 million in 1492 to _______ in the 1540s. a. 8 million b. 5 million c. 4 million d. 2 million e. a few thousand (p. 668) 10. Hernán Cortés was responsible for the conquest of the a. Tainos. b. Chimu.
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