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Libby Take-home Exam #1 (Chapters 1-5) INSTRUCTIONS: Clearly PRINT your name, class (day & time), and the exam number on your Scantron...

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J. E. Libby Take-home Exam #1 (Chapters 1-5) 1 I NSTRUCTIONS : After you have read and studied each of the chapters for this part of the course, please answer the following questions by marking a SCANTRON form 882-E with the response that best answers the question . Clearly PRINT your name, class (day & time), and the exam number on your Scantron answer sheet. Be sure to erase any changes you make completely. Machine scoring is final. This take-home exam is due in class on the day of Exam #1. *****CHAPTER 1***** 1. In contrast to the Europeans, most natives of North America believed that land serves as the basis for a. independence and personal identity. b. material wealth. c. political status. d. common sustenance. 2. The Aztecs, one of the Meso-American empires, created a(n) a. empire that controlled a population estimated at between 10 and 20 million people. b. highly stratified society. c. capital city that amazed the Spanish with its grandeur. d. sophisticated agricultural system. 3. How did Europeans view Native American people and their behavior? a. as cultural savages b. as religious pagans c. as people to be hated d. All of the above. 4. Mansa Musa, who ruled the West African empire of Mali, a. led a legendary pilgrimage to Mecca. b. never succeeded in making Mali as large as Ghana. c. became so powerful that he led his army across the Sahara. d. achieved little notice from people outside West Africa. 5. Which of the following nations became the early leader of European exploration? a. France b. Spain c. England d. Portugal 6. In 1589 in France, a noble faction assassinated King a. Charles I. b. Charles II. c. Henry II. d. Henry III. 7. The Pueblo people of the American Southwest, encountered by the Spanish in the 1540s, a. built ceremonial mounds on which to worship their gods. b. failed to develop agricultural techniques suitable for their arid environment. c. used irrigation canals, dams, and hillside terracing to water their arid maize fields. d. made their clothing and utensils from buffalo hides and bones.
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J. E. Libby Take-home Exam #1 (Chapters 1-5) 2 8. Many ancient humans migrated to the Americas over a a. wooden bridge. b. land bridge. c. volcanic crater. d. cobblestone road. 9. At the time of early contact with Europeans, Africa was a continent marked by a. primitive social organizations. b. sparse and undeveloped settlements. c. diverse and elaborate cultures. d. backward and ignorant peoples. 10. All of the following factors contributed to the rise of modern Europe EXCEPT the a. devastation of the population by the Black Death. b. rediscovery of ancient knowledge. c. emergence of powerful feudal lords. d. revival of long-distance trade. 11. Population growth and cultural development in West Africa a. depended upon ecological conditions and geography. b. guarded against foreign invasions and influences. c. progressed in regular and set patterns. d. required isolation from other cultures. 12. In the seventeenth century, European explorers in the Mississippi and Ohio valleys were amazed to find a. the remnants of ancient European visitors. b. Native Americans living as forest primitives. c. hundreds of large ceremonial mounds. d. a highly developed and far-flung Indian society. 13. The Spanish encountered the Aztec people in Mexico in the year a. 1492. b. 1519. c. 1545. d. 1619. 14. Archaeological studies of the Mound Builders suggest that Native American a. loss of population and land accompanying the western migration of Europeans was inevitable. b. settlements of the Atlantic seaboard represented the highest levels of pre-Columbian development. c. culture remained static for thousands of years before Europeans arrived. d. societies participated in a vast trading network that linked villages across the continent. 15. Timbuktu in the fourteenth century was a a. barren and inhospitable location in the Sahara. b. major port of trade with the eastern world on the Indian Ocean. c. military outpost in the kingdom of Ghana. d. city in Mali, with a distinguished faculty of scholars. 16. Africans in West Africa could be enslaved for a. punishment for crimes. b. being black. c. fighting against Europeans. d. refusing to embrace Islam.
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