Colonial Latin and South America

 

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Colonial Latin and South America

Question 1
Which mint, established in 1535, is considered the oldest in the Americas?
A
Casa da Moeda do Brasil (the national mint of Brazil)
B
Casa de Moneda de Mexico (the national mint of Mexico)
C
Casa de Moneda de Lima (the national mint of Peru)
D
Casa de Moneda de Cuba (the national mint of Cuba)

Question 2
Fill in the blank. Christopher Columbus and the "Catholic Monarchs" of Spain signed a contract which specified that if a route westwards from Europe to Asia was found, Columbus would be designated .....
A
Admiral of the Fareast
B
Admiral of the Orient
C
Admiral of the Ocean Sea
D
Admiral of the Greater Sea

Question 3
The Spanish Treasure Fleet system was centered on which two fleets?
A
Zacatecas and Potosi
B
Veracruz and Habana
C
and New Spain
D
Caribbean and New Spain

Question 4
Under which queen did England emerge as the principal threat to Spain's empire in America?
A
Queen Victoria I
B
Queen Elizabeth I
C
Queen Mary I
D
Queen Mary II

Question 5
During the colonial period in the New World, which ethnic group assumed the role of intermediaries between Europeans and Indians by serving as soldiers, supervising Indian workers on the haciendas, and managing domestic servants in the town houses?
A
Mestizos
B
Criollos
C
Africans
D
Castizos

Question 6
Argentina took its first step towards independence by the hand of?
A
Jose de San Martin
B
Martinez de Rozas
C
Bernardo O'Higgins
D
Simon Bolivar

Question 7
The first Dutch settlement in the Americas was in which location?
A
Mesoamerica
B
The Caribbean
C
Guyana
D
Suriname

Question 8
Fill in the blank. The "New Laws of the Indies, 1542" caused great unrest in the Spanish Americas leading to a revolt in Peru by the .....
A
Indians
B
Missionaries
C
Soldiers
D
Landowners

Question 9
Many historians have linked the unpaid labor of millions of people (slavery) to which of the following historical events?
A
The rise of European industrialization, capitalism, and scientific revolution
B
The French and American Revolutions
C
The Napoleonic Wars
D
None of the above

Question 10
The founding of colonies in the New World coincided with the rise of which economic theory?
A
Mercantilism
B
Pluralism
C
Nationalism
D
Marginalism
There are 10 questions to complete.

 

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