AP European History Practice Test 29

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Question 10 questions

Time 10 minutes

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Questions 1-5 refer to the following information.

"After all the slaves had been brought together and severally marked with the letter G, the emperor's fifths and then Cortés' were deducted before we were aware of it; and, besides this, on the night preceding, the finest of the Indian females had been secretly set apart, so that when it came to a division among us soldiers, we found none left but old and ugly women&….Another soldier asked Cortés if the division he had made of the gold in Mexico was not a sufficient imposition, for, at first, he had merely spoken of 300,000 pesos, but when we were obliged to retreat from the city, it was estimated at 700,000 pesos. And now he was going to deprive the poor soldier, who had undergone so many hardships, and suffered from innumerable wounds, of this small remuneration, and not even allow him a pretty Indian female for a companion&…

[Later], when Cortés learnt that there were still a great many bars of gold among the men, and heavy gambling in consequence, (for, according to the old saying, gold and love cannot lie long concealed,) he made known, under threats of severe punishment, that everyone should produce the gold he had obtained on the night of our retreat, of which one third was to be returned to him; but that anyone who refused to pay this, should have the whole taken from him. Many of our men refused downright to comply with this; yet Cortés managed to extort a good deal of it under the pretence of a loan&…"

The Memoirs of the Conquistador Bernal Diaz del Castillo, 1568

1. As described by the author, the driving philosophy behind the conquistadores' search for gold was the economic policy known as

2. Upon the return of Cortés's expedition, which of the following was a consequence of the actions described in the memoir?

3. The motivations described in the text are most similar to those of which explorer?

4. The events described in the passage most likely occurred in which modern-day country?

5. The encomienda system, which is described in the text and was used during the colonization of the Americas to regulate the indigenous people, was NOT ended by which of the following?

Questions 6-10 refer to the following information.

The cartoon below.

"The Devilfish in Egyptian Waters," 1882

6. Which was NOT a factor that led to the issue depicted in this cartoon?

7. The cartoon was created in reaction to Great Britain's ambitions following

8. The Primrose League's opinion of this cartoon would likely be one of

9. A similar cartoon could be made about each of the following countries prior to 1890 EXCEPT

10. This cartoon could be used as evidence to support the claim that