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Native America and the World Economy: The Fur Trade, 1600-1800

Quiz Number:  4
Course Name:  The history of the Indians of the United States
Course No.Hist16a
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Teacher:  Dr. Eric Mayer
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1 One of the signal features of the trade was:
a) Its rapid movement westward as one beaver population after another was hunted out.
b) it deranged tribal customs and society.
c) it led to constant warfare between tribes.
d) the decimation of fur bearing animals in North America
e) All of the above.
2 Out of all the Europeans who came to North America the group that treated Native Americans the best were the
a) English
b) Spanish
c) French
d) Dutch
e) Russians
3 The reason the English armed the Iroquois
a) was so they could protect themselves from other tribes.
b) in order that they would be able to kill more fur bearing animals.
c) was they thought it important to share the technology was a friendly tribe.
d) was so that the English could impede access of the French to the Ottawa and to the hunting grounds of the Great Lakes.
e) None of the above.
4 All of the following were true of the Iroquois except
a) They referred to themselves as the Iroquois nation.
b) They called themselves the Heudenoshoni
c) Women determined what male would become chief and they served on important councils.
d) Their name means "the lodge extended lengthwise".
e) They were a confederacy that probably came into being in the 1400's.
5 The main target of the North American fur trade was
a) Puma.
b) Bison.
c) Beaver.
d) Deer.
e) Mink.
6 The European powers jockeying for power in North America
a) Were considerate and humane towards Native Americans.
b) Used Native Americans as pawns in their bloody struggles for North America and its resources.
c) Would all those tribes who wised to stay out of the conflict to be neutral.
d) All of the above.
e) Only A and C
7 Indians traded furs to whites in exchange for the following goods:
a) Liquor, guns, tea.
b) Liquor, guns, mercury based paints, wampum, blankets
c) Money, Liquor, wampum, sugar cane, blankets, slaves.
d) Wampum, slaves, liquor, guns
e) All of the above.
8 All of the following statements are regarding the coureurs de bois except:
a) Many of them were actually English.
b) Sometimes they married Indian women and stayed in their villages.
c) They tried to get the tribes to abandon their self-sufficient lifestyle, by encouraging tribal dependency on European goods.
d) They would use the Mississippi River to move their furs to market
e) All are true.
9 Horse pastoralists on the plains supplied whites with
a) Pemmican.
b) Bison robes.
c) Beaver and ocelot
d) Deer
e) None of the above.
10 Pontiac's revolt
a) occurred in 1763.
b) Was fueled by the realization by Native Americans that whites were no longer guests but were there to stay.
c) Was a revolt by colonists against bad English government
d) Only A and B
e) Only B and C

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