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Native American History Quiz

Quiz Number:  2
Course Name:  History of the Indians of the United States
Course No.Hist16a
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Teacher:  Dr. Eric Mayer
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1 In some of the first histories of the exploitation of the New World early Spanish fortune seekers in the Americas regarded Indians as
a) "filthy devil-worshippers, sodomites, liars and public only for slavery."
b) "Noble savages from which Europeans could learn many important things."
c) "A labor source to be brought to profitable labor by the whip and chain."
d) Only A and C.
e) The descendants of Noah.
2 From the perspective of the Church the entire justification of the Conquest of the Native American nations of the New World was...
a) Christian conversion
b) Forced labor to enrich the coffers of a corrupt and venal church authority
c) Preserve Native American culture and society.
d) All of the above.
e) None of the above.
3 The Demographic Disaster of 1492, or The Great Dying refers to
a) The cruelty that Native Americans suffered at the hand of European exploiters
b) A great war between Indian nations sometime around 1492
c) The greatest loss of population (in terms of percentage) in the last 500 years.
d) The period of 1492 to 1650, when almost 90% of the Indian population disappeared.
e) Only C and D
4 The encomienda
a) was an institution of the Spanish to ensure the orderly transfer of Native American wealth into Spanish hands.
b) All the statements are true except D
c) was an attempt by the early Spanish settlers to establish a system of feudalism in the New World
d) alarmed the English since it was so profitable for Spanish slave owners
e) Only A and B
5 In terms of religion
a) In many tribes boys and girls were sent out alone to fast and pray until they thought they saw a spirit that promised to help them achieve the power to succeed in adult life.
b) Native Americans believed that the souls of the dead go to another part of the universe where they have a pleasant existence. The souls of unhappy or evil persons might stay around as ghosts or evil spirits.
c) Native Americans see themselves a distinctly different in a spiritual sense from animals, plants and the land.
d) Native Americans believe that their religion is morally superior than all others.
e) All are true except for D
6 The Siksika, Hidatsa, and Shoshone are a nation and tribes that live
a) In the Eastern Woodlands
b) On the Plains
c) On the Northwest Pacific Coast
d) In the Southeast
e) In the California-Intermountain region
7 All of the following are true about the Anasazi except:
a) The Anasazi tradition began around AD 900.
b) Their diet consisted of the Central American food triad.
c) Traded with California coastal Indians and even into Mexico.
d) Understood how to best use an arid climate and built very effective dwellings to survive the desert called "kivas".
e) Did not rebel against the Spanish in 1680 and maintained their freedom until1692.
8 Social and political organization of Native Americans
a) was/is based largely on the family.
b) Men and women could both become chiefs depending on the tribe.
c) Alliances and villages were governed by councils.
d) Europeans thought it perverse the honor, power and respect accorded to women of the Iroquois and Creek cultures
e) All of the above
9 The Requerimiento
a) was read to every Indian village by the Spanish to inform Native American that the Spanish would be merciful.
b) was a set of political and religious demands the Spanish would read in Spanish to uncomprehending Native Americans before they would be enslaved and slaughtered.
c) Informed Native Americans of their rights in a Spanish court of law and this was "required" to be read by the Spanish to Native Americans
d) required Native Americans to give their land and homes to Europeans since the requirement argued that the Indians were to blame for their massacre at the hands of Europeans.
e) All of the above
10 The ancient city of Cahokia may have had a population as high as
a) 65,000
b) 22,500
c) 50,000
d) 19,000
e) 35,000

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