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"In the 1500s, Native Americans possessed a wide range of complex cultures." Each of the following gives evidence to support this statement EXCEPT...

A) the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan
B) the organization of Inca Society
C) Native Americans' susceptibility to European diseases
D) the Mayas' agricultural system
E) the Maya Calendar
C) Native Americans' susceptibility to European diseases
Which of the following best describes the way Europeans treated Native Americans in the 1500s and 1600s?

A) Native Americans were regarded as inferior people subject to Christian domination.
B) Native American ways of life were respected.
C) Since nothing of value could be learned or obtained from the Native Americans, Europeans thought it was permissible to exterminate them.
D) Europeans cultivated good relations with Native Americans and sought to make them economic partners.
E) Only the English believed that Native Americans should be treated fairly.
A) Native Americans were regarded as inferior people subject to Christian domination.
Which of the following was the LEAST important factor behind European exploration and settlement in the 16th century?

A) increase in scientific knowledge and technological change
B) population increase
C) development of nation-states
D) competition for trade
E) religious commitment
B) population increase
By the end of the 16th century, all of the following were generally true about Spain's colonial empire EXCEPT...

A) It was controlled by a bureaucracy in Madrid.
B) The Roman Catholic Church had great influence.
C) New universities were spreading education and culture.
D) Families continued to emigrate from Spain.
E) Great wealth was being sent back to Spain.
D) Families continued to emigrate from Spain.
The delay in founding English settlements in the Americas was the result of...

A) weak English monarchs
B) the lack of English territorial claims in the Americas
C) failure to develop trade with other nations
D) fear of Spain
E) religious upheavals in England
E) religious upheavals in England
At the beginning of the 17th century, all of the following factors served to increase the English role in America EXCEPT..

A) defeat fo the Spanish Armada
B) population growth
C) royal leadership
D) development of joint-stock companies
E) emigration for religious reasons
C) royal leadership
The survival of Jamestown colony can be most directly attributed to the...

A) religious spirit of the settlers
B) management of the Virginia Company
C) development of a tobacco industry
D) location of the settlement
E) nobles' diligent search for gold
C) development of a tobacco industry
Which of the following sources would be most useful in studying the development of democratic institutions in the early colonial period?

A) the Edict of Nantes
B) the first charter of the Virginia Company
C) Columbus' journals
D) the Treaty of Tordesillas
E) the Mayflower Compact
E) the Mayflower Compact
Which of the following statements is the most widely accepted description of Columbus' accomplishments?

A) He discovered a New World.
B) He bears much of the blame for oppressing Native American peoples in North America.
C) He started a permanent relationship between Europe and the Americas.
D) He is responsible for most of the problems in the Americas during the colonial period.
E) His heroic deeds will always be respected by fair-minded American citizens.
C) He started a permanent relationship between Europe and the Americas.
The issue of religion figured most prominently in the consideration of which of the following?

A) the settlement of Jamestown
B) the establishment of Puritan colonies in Massachusetts
C) France's Indian policy
D) discoveries by the Spanish conquistadors
E) Spain's support of Columbus' voyages
B) the establishment of Puritan colonies in Massachusetts