Chapter 13 Summative Quiz

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Which of the following distinguished the empires of Western Europe from other empires?
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They were initiated by maritime expansion.
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Which of the following was a reason that Portugal, Spain, France, and Britain were the first to expand into the New World?
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These lands were on the Atlantic coast and were closer to the Americas.
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Which of the following motivated Europeans to venture across the Atlantic Ocean?
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Rivalries between competing European states
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Which of the following regions experienced the least racial mixing and was the least willing to recognize the offspring of interracial unions?
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British North America
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The colonial economy of the Spanish Empire in former Aztec and Inca lands was
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based on commercial agriculture and mining.
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How did many Native Americans in Mesoamerica and Peru respond to Spanish missionaries’ efforts to convert them to Catholicism?
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They blended their old customs into Catholic practices.
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How did Chinese and Russian expansion into Central Asia affect the nomadic peoples inhabiting the steppe lands?
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Their political independence and economic prosperity ended.
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Which of the following was a reason that Russia expanded beginning in the sixteenth century?
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To secure its borders from attack
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Which of the following describes what happened to the native populations of the steppes and Siberia as a consequence of Russian imperial expansion?
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Assimilation
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Which of the following describes a feature of Qing China’s policy towards its possessions in Central Asia?
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Respect for the different cultures of the region
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The Mughal ruler Akbar favored policies that promoted
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a cosmopolitan and hybrid Indian-Persian-Turkic culture.
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Which of the following was a result of the Ottoman Empire’s policy towards the Christian population in southeastern Europe?
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Christian communities enjoyed considerable autonomy over their own affairs.

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