Indicate whether the statement is true or false. Use A for true and B for false. 1. The Age of Exploration was driven in large part by the search for wealth.
2. The first country to launch large-scale voyages of exploration was Spain.
3. Slave labor declined in the Americas as a result of the Age of Exploration.
4. An astrolabe was a light, fast sailing ship.
5. It is estimated that 90 to 95 percent of the population of the Americas eventually die from European diseases and sicknesses.
6. Europeans had developed a taste for goods from Asia dating back to the Roman Empire and trade from the Silk Road.
7. Explorer Amerigo Vespucci concluded that the land discovered by Columbus was not part of Asia, but a new land.
8. The first areas settled by the Spanish were in Mexico.
9. Colonies in the Americas were allowed to sell raw materials to countries other than the home country.
10. Between 10 and 20 percent of all captive Africans did not survive the Middle Passage.
11. Between 15 and 20 million Africans were shipped to the Americas against their will.
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question. 12. Which of the following best describes the food exchange between Europe and the Americas?
Europeans brought coffee, corn, and potatoes to the Americas, and took rice, wheat, and oranges to Europe.
Europeans brought wheat, sugar, and sheep to the Americas, and took corn, potatoes, and turkeys to Europe.
Europeans brought squash, peanuts, and tobacco to the Americas, and took sheep, turkeys, and pigs to Europe.
Europeans brought tomatoes, potatoes, and wheat to the Americas, and took horses, beans, and rubber to Europe.
13. According to the map titled “The Slave Trade,” where were most slave forts located?
15. According to the map titled “The Slave Trade,” the greatest number of African slaves were taken to
British North America.
the British West Indies.
the French West Indies.
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—Olaudah Equiano, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, 1789 16. In the passage by Olaudah Equiano, he describes