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Age of Exploration
Test Review Packet
Europeans Explore the East, Chapter 3, Sec 1 (p.83-88)
Write a few sentences explaining the following people and terms or events. You need to be able to explain why we
Bartolomeu Dias
Prince Henry
Vasco da Gama
Treaty of Tordesillas
Dutch East India Company
Answer the following questions:
1. What factors helped spur European exploration?
2. What role did Portugal’s Prince Henry play in overseas exploration?
3. Why were the Dutch so successful in establishing a trading empire in the Indian Ocean?
The Atlantic World, Chapter 4 (p. 100-123)
Write a few sentences explaining the following people and terms or events:
Hernando Cortes
Francisco Pizarro
Montezuma II
Bartolome de Las Casas
French and Indian War
Atlantic slave trade
Triangular trade (draw a picture here)
Columbian Exchange (draw a picture here)
Commercial Revolution
Answer the following questions:
1. Who was Columbus and why did he set sail on the Atlantic? Who paid for it?
2. List three goals of the Spanish in the Americas
3. How did the Spanish treat the Native Americans? What was the Native American view of the Spanish?
4. What did the Europeans mostly grow in their Caribbean colonies?
5. What resource did New France profit from in the New World?
6. What was the result of the French and Indian War?
7. What factors led European colonists to use Africans to resupply their labor force?
8. Describe the conditions on board a slave ship.
9. Name several ways in which enslaved Africans resisted their position in the Americas
10. Why was the introduction of corn and potatoes to Europe and Asia so significant?
Map Work
On a map please identify the following (you may need to shade):
Atlantic Ocean Pacific Ocean Indian Ocean Arabian Peninsula
Aztec Empire Inca Empire Europe Netherlands
India China Portugal Spain
Brazil West Indies England East Indies
Spice Islands Russia Persia West Africa
Columbus Essay (see attached sheet)