High taxation and public spending

1. What factor led the English to attempt to kill off entire Native American peoples?
A. The English relied on black slaves and wanted Native Americans’ land.
B. Native Americans provided a good labor source for the Spanish.
C. Native Americans had vast wealth to exploit for tribute.
D. The Native Americans’ large populations were a direct threat.

2. The state that Europeans came to eye like greedy creditors around a rich man’s deathbed was the _______ Empire.
A. Austrian
B. Ottoman
C. Persian
D. Russian

3. What practice was key to the success of the Mughals in ruling over India?
A. High taxation and public spending
B. Low taxation and a reliance on self-initiative
C. Moderate taxes and public spending
D. An emphasis on peaceful relations between states

4. What Old World product became widely popular in Eurasia only once it was cultivated in the New World?
A. Tobacco
B. Cacao
C. Potatoes
D. Sugar

5. One of the most effective forms of resistance that slaves employed against their masters was
A. open rebellion.
B. earning money to buy their freedom. High taxation and public spending Discussion
C. working slowly.
D. not having children.

6. What occurred virtually every time Natives and Europeans came into contact?
A. Deadly diseases were transmitted to the Natives
B. Large successful settlements were created
C. Deadly diseases were transmitted to Europeans
D. Wars broke out
7. The Treaty of Westphalia of 1648
A. ended the wars of religion through a policy of tolerance.
B. ended civil wars throughout Europe.
C. came close to establishing the power of the Roman Church in England.
D. gave rulers the right to impose their religion upon their subjects.
8. For most people, the religious revival of the eighteenth century focused on
A. individual study of the scriptures.
B. feelings and enthusiasm.
C. a scientific and reasoned approach to faith.
D. returning to organized religions that had successfully dealt with public corruption.

9. Ignatius Loyola was a
A. priest who became a leader of the Inquisition in Spain.
B. wandering ascetic who founded the Franciscans.
C. disillusioned monk who founded the Dominican Order.
D. soldier who founded the Jesuits.
10. The French philosopher Voltaire was attracted to Confucianism because he
A. felt that it pointed to an alternative to absolute monarchy.
B. believed it promoted universal access to education.
C. found it full of material he could ridicule in his satirical writings.
D. regarded it as substitute for organized religion.
11. Which of the following European land empires expanded its territory most aggressively in the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries?
A. Mughal India
B. Russia
C. China
D. Ottoman

12. By 1800, the number of African slaves that had been imported to the Americas was about _______ million.
A. 6
B. 7.5
C. 4
D. 2.5

13. What common trend occurred in most regions from the mid sixteenth century to the late seventeenth century?
A. The downfall of many large empires
B. A decrease in wealth in the world
C. Extension of land exploitation
D. A decline in the slave trade

14. Although Chinese emperors were theoretically unlimited in their authority, during the reign of the emperor Zhengde his administration
A. went on strike.
B. insisted that he go on a military campaign.
C. joined a violent rebellion against him.
D. deposed him.

15. The Americas didn’t provide Europeans with added
A. natural resources.
B. labor.
C. land.
D. technological skill.
16. Which of the following best explains the lack of cholera outbreaks in Japan?
A. Their tradition of tea drinking
B. Their use of human waste as fertilizer
C. Their culture of strict personal hygiene
D. Early introduction of sewage treatment plants
17. What was the main motivating factor for European maritime expansion in the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries?
A. To spread Christian values
B. To conquer other empires or nations and take away local control
C. To increase economic opportunity
D. To seek out new lands for increasing populations

18. Peter the Great’s decision to move the capital of Russia to St. Petersburg reflects the shift of power in Europe to the
A. east.
B. south.
C. north.

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