Thinking Like A Historian
Secondary Vs. Primary Sources
European Conquest: The Who
European Conquest: The Why
European Conquest: The Effects
100

Which of the following is very important to understand when studying history?

A. Algebra and arithmetic

B. Maps and timelines

C. Art and design

B. Maps and timelines

100

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Secondary!

100

Hernan Cortez was an explorer who was from Spain.  Which indigenous group of people did he interact with most?

A. The Maya

B. The Egyptians

C. The Aztecs

C. The Aztecs

100

Which of the following is NOT a reason why European nations explored North America?

A. Religious honor

B. Gold and wealth

C. Gunpowder and steel weapons

C. Gunpowder and steel weapons

100

Unfortunately, Spain caused which of the following due to its conquest of North America?

A. Millions of deaths of native populations

B. Decrease value of gold and silver

C. Chocolate poisoning from cocoa 

A. Millions of deaths of native populations

200

Which of the following events happened first in chronological order?

A. End of World War II, 1945

B. Terrorist Attacks on New York City, 2001

C. The start of the Civil War, 1861

C. The start of the Civil War, 1861

200

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Secondary!

200

The land area known as Louisiana was a large area of land in today's United States that was claimed by which major European nation?

A. France

B. Britain

C. Spain

A. France

200

Cortez and Pizarro were both very focused on which of the following resources from the new world?

A. Gold

B. Silk

C. Coffee

A. Gold

200

Eventually, the United States purchased the Louisiana purchase, massively increasing its territory.  Which country did the US purchase it from?

A. Spain

B. Britain

C. France

C. France

300

Why is it important for historians to understand "bias" in history?

A. Because bias can sometimes lead to different opinions and perspectives

B. Because bias allows us to determine dates

C. Because bias gives us previews into future events

A. Because bias can sometimes lead to different opinions and perspectives

300

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Primary!

300

This native indigenous group of people suffered a huge population decrease because of new diseases brought to Peru by Europeans.

A. The Aborigines 

B. The Creoles 

C. The Inca

C. The Inca

300

What were one of the ORIGINAL reasons why Columbus sailed to North America on behalf of Spain in 1492?

A. Establish a new Civilization

B. Quick trade routes to Asia

C. Discover new metals for weapons

B. Quick trade routes to Asia

300

Quebec, one of Canadas provinces, was established from which country?

A. Britain

B. France

C. The Netherlands

B. France

400

What reason might a historian analyze this image?

A. To study ancient Greek language

B. To compare different time periods in Ancient Greece

C. To learn about every single Greek leader

B. To compare different time periods in Ancient Greece

400

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Primary!

400

Which European nation was hugely important for helping set up the Fur Trade in North America?

A. France

B. Spain

C. Portugal

A. France

400

The French decided to explore Canada to...

A. Create a new country for France

B. Defeat the Spanish and take Mexico

C. Establish trade routes and fur trade

C. Establish trade routes and fur trade

400

Which of the following is a huge impact European exploration had on North America?

A. North America is mostly a country of people with MANY backgrounds from MANY different countries

B. The United States is Spanish speaking

C. North America speaks mostly French

A. North America is mostly a country of people with MANY backgrounds from MANY different countries

500

What is the BEST reason why historians analyze maps.

A. To travel to those historical places

B. To identify location of important areas or events

C. To apply/include geography when studying history

B. To identify location of important areas or events

C. To apply/include geography when studying history

500

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BOTH!!!! :D

500

Pizarro, just like Cortez, was from which nation that established its presence in central and South America?

A. France

B. Spain 

C. Holland

B. Spain 

500

Which of the following is the BIGGEST difference between the French and Spanish when it comes to early exploration of America?

A. Interactions with Natives

B. Long, distant travels

C. New territories in new lands

A. Interactions with Natives

500

Which of the following is an example of how Spain influenced Mexico after Cortez?

A. Mexican gold is highly valuable

B. Mexicans speak mostly Spanish

C. The Aztec traditions are still strong

B. Mexicans speak mostly Spanish

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