World History Chapter Evaluation 3 An Age of Exploration and Isolation Part 1: Key Ideas

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World History Chapter Evaluation 3 An Age of Exploration and Isolation

Part 1: Key Ideas

A. Write the letter of the best answer.

______ 1. The European leader in developing and applying 15th-century sailing innovations was

a. Italy. b. Spain.

c. Portugal. d. the Netherlands.

______ 2. Which of the following reflects the chronological order in which European nations dominated the Indian Ocean trade?

a. Spain Ý Portugal Ý England

b. Portugal Ý the Netherlands Ý France

c. England and the Netherlands Ý the Netherlands Ý Portugal

d. Portugal Ý England and the Netherlands Ý the Netherlands

______ 3. Hongwu was the first

a. Chinese emperor of China. b. emperor of the Qing Dynasty.

c. emperor of the Ming Dynasty. d. Manchurian emperor of China.

______ 4. Which of the following did the Portuguese explore first?

a. Brazil b. the Spice Islands

c. the east coast of Africa d. the west coast of Africa

______ 5. China’s Confucian beliefs and economic policies favored the growth of

a. trade. b. agriculture.

c. exploration. d. manufacturing.

______ 6. The purpose of the Treaty of Tordesillas, signed by Spain and Portugal, was to

a. divide up the trade routes to the East.

b. decrease conflict over the claiming of new lands.

c. promote cooperation in the sharing of technological advances.

d. create an alliance that would offset Dutch domination of sea routes.
B. If the statement is true, write “true” on the line. If it is false, change the underlined word or words to make it true.

Example: Dutch settlers in South Africa were known as Boers. True

Example: The Boers continually battled the French, after the Europeans seized the region in 1806. British

7. Haiku is a type of drama that originated in Japan. __________________________

8. The Tokugawa Shogunate ruled during a time of peace. _____________________

9. The Dutch established good trade relations with Japan, partly because they had introduced

the musket and cannon to this nation. ____________________________________________

10. Kangxi and Qian-long were emperors of China’s Ming Dynasty. ________________________

11. Vasco da Gama was the first to sail from Europe, around the tip of Africa, to China. ________

12. The long process of unifying Japan was completed in 1600 by Tokugawa Ieyasu. __________

13. By the 1700s, the English East India Company dominated the Indian Ocean trade. ________

14. In 1612, Tokugawa Ieyasu began a successful campaign to rid Japan of all Buddhist belief.


15. Yonglo attempted to expand China’s tribute system by sponsoring voyages of exploration.


16. After the Crusades ended, two groups, the Spanish and Portuguese, controlled the trade of goods from East to West. ______________________________________________________

17. Bartolomeu Dias captained the first European ship to sail around the southern tip of India.


18. Unlike the British, the Dutch were able to win the favor of the Japanese emperors by accepting trade restrictions, paying tribute, and kowtowing. __________________________

Part 2: Map Skills

Use the map to answer the questions that follow. (2 points each)

19. Which explorer made port at the Portuguese trading post at Mozambique?

a. Dias b. da Gama c. neither

20. Which explorer made port in Madagascar?

a. Dias b. da Gama c. neither

21. About how far did da Gama travel from Lisbon, Portugal, to Calicut, India?

a. 3,200 miles b. 6,500 miles c. 16,000 miles

22. Which European nation had only two trading posts in India in 1700?

a. France b. England c. the Netherlands

Part 3: BCRs Critical Thinking Answer the following questions on the back of this paper or on a separate sheet. (20 points each) Each essay must contain 50 words or more.
1. Name one individual or group that you considered important in this chapter. Explain your selection.

2. In your own words, summarize the historical story that you remember best from your studies of this chapter.

Chapter 3


An Age of Exploration and


Part 1: Key Ideas


1. c

2. d

3. c

4. d

5. b

6. b


7. poetry

8. true

9. Portuguese

10. Qing

11. India

12. true

13. Dutch

14. Christian

15. true

16. (Arab) Muslims and Italians

17. Africa

18. Chinese

Part 2: Map Skills

19. b

20. c

21. c

22. a

Part 3: Critical Thinking 20pts each

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