7. Which of the following statements best describes the relationship of the new European trading networks in the Indian Ocean to other Asian commercial networks? a. Europeans became just one small group within a vast number of thriving Asian commercial networks.b. Europeans destroyed or took over almost all other Asian commercial networks.c. Europeans gained access to commercial markets only where the local population converted to Christianity.d. Europeans ended up gaining little for their efforts, eventually leaving Asia empty-handed.Incorrect. The correct answer is a. Europeans played an important role once they established military control over the seaborne commerce of the Indian Ocean; however, Javanese, Chinese, Malay, and other Asian traders profited too from this European trade, and the vast overland Asian commerce system remained in Asian control. (See pages 441 and 442 if you are using Ways of the World: A Brief Global History; see pages 681 and 682 if you are usingWays of the World: A Brief Global History with Sources.) 8 of 20
8. Which of the following was NOT a factor in the emergence of silver as the currency of global trade in the sixteenth century?