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According to modern scientists, people arrived in the Americas by:
migrating across the Bering Land bridge.
The Mayas lived in a region that today is known as
Mexico and Guatemala.
For most of their existence on earth, human beings made a living through:
hunting and gathering
The indigenous group that developed a sophisticated irrigation system in what is today Arizona were known as:
European society in the 1400s is best described as
conservative and hierarchical, in which social position was generally determined by one's birth.
"Primogeniture" refers to
the traditional practice in which a family passes land on to the eldest son.
The most accurate assessment of the Arab role in the development of the Renaissance in Europe is:
Europeans were exposed to the work of Arab scholars, who had preserved and extended the scholarship of ancient Greece and Rome
Which of the following groups was NOT a part of the Spanish colonial population?
The social structure of the Chesapeake colonies was characterized by:
few women settlers
Bacon's rebellion took place due to
land needs of impoverished white freeholders and aspiring tenants
Puritan ministers generally believed that
human beings were weak, wicked, wretched and sinful
England's principal political rival in the late 1500s was
Senecas, Cayugas, Onondagas, Oneidas and Mohawks were
all part of the Iroquois Confederation
The House of Burgesses was
the representative body that governed colonial Virginia
The crop that provided the basis for economic prosperity and stability in the Chesapeake Bay region was
Indentured servants who went to the Chesapeake Bay
could produce as much as five times their purchase price in a single year
The Navigation Act of 1651
required that all goods shipped out of England's colonies be carried on English ships.
The population of the New England colonies:
doubled every generation between 1700 and 1750, mostly as a result of natural increase
The central premise of the Enlightenment was that
human reason had the power to observe, understand and improve the world
The central legacy of the Great Awakening was the
movement of religious authority from educated ministers to the believer's direct experience of God.
Slaves working in the tobacco colonies of Virginia and Maryland generally had better conditions and lived longer than slaves working in the sugar plantations of the West Indies.
true or false?
The main crop grown by slave labor in South Carolina during the colonial era was
The term "salutary neglect" refers to
a policy in which the English government relaxed political and economic regulation of the colonies
The largest slave revolt in colonial America was
the Stono Rebellion
The mortality rate among slaves as they were transported across the "Middle Passage" was