Ch 2 test review guide


Possible Short Answer questions:

  • What was the Treaty of Tordesillas? What countries did it involve?
  • Name and explain two reasons why Spain had success forming colonies.
  • What was the middle passage?
  • Pick one of these explorers (John Cabot, Jacques Cartier, Samuel de Champlain, or Giovanni de Verrazzano). Explain who they explored for and where they explored in the Americas.
  • What kind of values did Bartolome de Las Casas demonstrate in his actions? How effective was he in improving his society?
  • Pick one Continent (Africa, Europe and The Americas). What did they exchange through the Columbian exchange? How did they benefit from this exchange?
  • What were Europeans goals in exploring the New World?
  • What were the effects of the defeat of the Spanish Armada on Spain and England?

  • Why did the Spanish and Portuguese use slave labor in their colonies?