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An Age of Exploration and Isolation (Print Quiz)

1.

The main motive for European exploration in the 1400s was

 

(A)

new navigational tools

 

(B)

the invention of the caravel

 

(C)

to find new sources of wealth

 

(D)

to spread Christianity

  

2.

The first European power to establish a trade presence in Asia was

 

(A)

Italy

 

(B)

Portugal

 

(C)

the Netherlands

 

(D)

England

  

3.

The Ming Dynasty allowed only the government to conduct foreign trade in order to

 

(A)

expand the tribute system

 

(B)

control prices

 

(C)

prevent smuggling

 

(D)

limit outside influences in China

  

4.

The Japanese initially welcomed visitors from Europe because

 

(A)

they were curious about Christianity

 

(B)

daimyos sought political allies

 

(C)

they wanted firearms and other goods

 

(D)

the country was in disorder

  

5.

Japanís closed country policy developed in response to

 

(A)

military threat from China

 

(B)

the success of Christian missionaries

 

(C)

wars between the daimyo

 

(D)

the Confucian emphasis on agriculture over commerce

  
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