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Where was the first successful European colony in the New World?

The first successful European colony in the New World was established at…

a. Jamestown, Virginia, established by England
b. St. Augustine, Florida, established by Spain
c. Villahermosa, Mexico, established by Spain
d. Havana, Cuba, established by France
e. San Juan, Puerto Rico, established by Portugal

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What was Spain’s Encomienda System?

Spain’s Encomienda System was…

a. A systematic plan for taking control of New World lands claimed by the Portuguese
b. A mining technique for extracting gold discovered in Central and South America
c. A system of colonization that closely resembled Europe’s feudal system
d. A plan for assimilating native people in Central and South America into Spanish culture
e. A method of navigation employed by Spanish sailors and conquistadores

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What was the original intent behind Christopher Columbus’s voyage west across the Atlantic Ocean?

What was the original intent behind Christopher Columbus’s voyage west across the Atlantic Ocean?

a. To discover a new source of gold to support the cash-strapped Spanish crown
b. To find an alternate trade route to Asia
c. To conquer indigenous tribespeople and claim them as slaves
d. To establish Spanish colonies in the Americas
e. To escape religious persecution from the Catholic Church

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Who were the first Puritans?

Who were the first Puritans?

a. English Protestants who believed the Protestant Reformation hadn’t gone far enough
b. Roman Catholics who opposed the Protestant Reformation
c. Supporters of King Henry VIII who opposed Martin Luther’s teachings
d. Supporters of King Henry VIII who opposed John Calvin’s teachings
e. A branch of Catholic extremists who sought to cleanse Protestants of their evil ways

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What brought about the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century?

What brought about the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century?

a. Reorganization of Catholic leadership in Rome
b. Lack of public support for John Calvin’s separatist ideas
c. The Pope’s granting a divorce to King Henry VIII
d. Belief that the Catholic Church had drifted from its spiritual mission
e. The rise of Judaism as a competing faith

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