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1. When Columbus landed in America, the chief reason that he thought he had landed in “the
Indies” was
A) the great wealth of the native population.
B) the ease with which the natives understood his language.
C) his discovery of the place of the Grand Khan.
D) his firm belief that he had sailed far enough westward to reach them.
E) the plants there were similar to those in Asia.

2. One of the major reasons the Protestant Reformation succeeded was that
A) major defenders of Catholicism such as Luther and Calvin were poor leaders.
B) Italian merchants realized it made fewer financial demands on them than Catholicism.
C) political figures could use its challenge to Rome’s spiritual authority in order to increase
their power.
D) the Catholic church made many enemies by strongly attacking luxury and corruption.
E) it encouraged democratic revolutions to overthrow monarchies throughout Europe.

3. The earliest British colonies were initially financed by
A) Elizabeth I.
B) joint-stock companies.
C) James I.
D) Amsterdam bankers.
E) Protestant dissenters.
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