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1

Most historians agree that the fact that the sweet potato, domesticated in South America, became a staple in the Polynesian diet prior to the arrival of Europeans

Suggests that Polynesians were able to sail to South America and back

2

By 1400, the Indian Ocean trade had

Reached parity with the overland routes through China and the Middle East

3

Case sea trade reached its peak during the

Ming dynasty

4

Chinese ships reached as far as Africa under the command of

Zheng He

5

In the early Middle Ages, the greatest of the Atlantic mariners were the

Vikings

6

Vikings settlements in the Atlantic region included Iceland, Greenland, and

Newfoundland

7

By the year 1000, the Arawak had settled

The Greater Antilles and the Bahamas

8

Portuguese and Spanish success in exploring the Atlantic Ocean and colonizing in the New World

Made Portugal and Spain the wealthiest nations in Europe in the 1500s

9

Portuguese explorer of the Indian Ocean benefited from

The development of the caravel

10

In and effort to head off conflict, the pope divided the world between Spain and Portugal in

The Treaty of Tordesillas

11

Which of the following is true?

European nations made slow progress in establishing colonies in Africa and Asia in the early 1500s

12

In the Indian Ocean during the 1500s, Portugal was able to control

Indian Ocean trade

13

Despite the fact that disease greatly helped Cortes in conquering the Aztecs

He also had reinforcement from Amerindians hostile to the Aztecs

14

Both the Spanish and the Portuguese found that the Americans offered

Well-developed farming methods that provided ample food supplies

15

Which of the following is true by 1600s?

Asia no longer initiated the majority of overland and maritime trade.