by Pettal Rahaman
| 50 Questions
1 pt
Which of the Following BEST explains why the ancestors of the Amerindians ended up in the Americas?
A They wanted to discover and explore new lands
B They were pushed out by enemies who were stronger than they were
C They were following the herds of deer which they needed for food
D The mineral resources of the Americas attracted them.
1 pt
Which of the following territories was inhabited by Tainos in 1492?
A Belize
B Jamaica
C Dominica
D St. Vincent
1 pt
Ornaments worn by the Taino leaders were often made of
A bronze
B diamonds
C gold
D leather
1 pt
Which of the following activities was MOST closely associated with the Taino practice of religion?
A fishing for turtles
B hunting for water fowls
C drinking chichita
D smoking tobacco
1 pt
Which Indigenous group is believed to have used cocoa beans for trading?
A Maya
B Kalinago
C Taino
D Inca
1 pt
The Spaniards’ first encounter with tobacco was on the island of
A Bahamas
B Dominica
C Cuba
D Trinidad
1 pt
Columbus’ first encounter with the Kalinagos was on the island of
A Dominica
B Guadeloupe
C Grenada
D Trinidad
1 pt
Letters of Marque were given to these men by the monarchy of their country.
A Buccaneers
B Filibusters
C Pirates
D Privateers
1 pt
Which wind system was responsible for the arrival of Columbus’ ships into the Caribbean?
A The Northern Equatorial current
B The Southern Equatorial current
C The North Atlantic Drift
D The North East Trade Winds
1 pt
The genocide of the Tainos after Spanish conquest occurred MAINLY because
A They were exported to Europe
B They were killed in wars
C They were offered as human sacrifices
D They were overworked and ill treated
1 pt
Columbus told the Kings of Portugal and Spain that he could
A circumnavigate the world to Asia
B get to the East by sailing West
C get to the West by sailing East
D reach the Caribbean by sailing East
1 pt
In what chronological order were the following established?
A Isabella, La Navidad, Santo Domingo
B La Navidad, Isabella, Santo Domingo
C Santo Domingo, La Navidad, Isabella
D Santo Domingo, Isabella, La Navidad
1 pt
Which of the following islands was the FIRST to be settled by the English?
A Antigua
B Barbados
C Grenada
D St. Kitts
1 pt
Which of the following have NEVER been colonized Spain?
A Cuba and Jamaica
B Trinidad and Hispaniola
C St. Kitts and Antigua
D Panama and Puerto Rico
1 pt
The Main interest of the Dutch in the Caribbean in the 17th Century was in
A Buying salt for their fishing industry
B Controlling the trade of the British and French colonies
C Investing in sugar plantations
D Searching for minerals and precious stones
1 pt
Which of the following was one result of the Treaty of Tordesillas?
A Spain took control of Brazil.
B The British Empire was larger than the Portuguese Empire
C The Portuguese Empire was larger than the Spanish Empire.
D The Spanish Empire was larger than the Portuguese Empire
1 pt
The ‘Sugar Revolution’ refers to
A the change in chief crop from tobacco to sugar.
B the change in European markets to beet sugar in the 19th century
C the introduction of a new method of manufacturing sugar
D the successful slave revolt in St. Domingue in 1791.
1 pt
In the 15th century in West Africa slaves were acquired in all of the following ways, EXCEPT
A In famine, parents placed children with the wealthy
B People were sold as payment for debt
C Prisoners of war
D Through Race riots
1 pt
Which of the following was NOT a reason for tobacco growing becoming unprofitable in the Caribbean?
A a rise in the demand for cotton
B competition from Virginian tobacco
C decline in the price paid for tobacco
D Increased demand for sugar as a sweetener
1 pt
All of the following were consequences of the change from tobacco to sugar, EXCEPT
A a large labour force
B displacement of settlers
C Indigenous population increase
D larger farms
1 pt
The loss of slaves on the Middle Passage was due mainly to
A being thrown overboard
B dysentery and smallpox
C riots and mutinies
D starvation and branding
1 pt
Planters in the Americas began to use African slaves for labour because
A African slaves were less expensive than Native American slaves.
B Aztecs refused to work on plantations.
C disease had killed millions of Native Americans.
D they believed Native Americans were not human.
1 pt
The journey known as the "Middle Passage" was from
A West Africa to Americas
B Americas to Europe
C Europe to West Africa
D Americas to West Africa
1 pt
The cargo between Europe and West Africa was MOST likely to be
A codfish, flour, lumber
B guns, brandy, trinket
C slaves, ivory, gold
D sugar, rum, molasses
1 pt
The cargo between the Americas and Europe was MOST likely to be
A codfish, flour, lumber
B guns, brandy, trinket
C slaves, ivory, gold
D sugar, rum, molasses
1 pt
Which of the following countries DID NOT trade in slaves on the West Coast of Africa in the 17th century?
A Britain
B France
C Holland
D Spain
1 pt
Which of the following is the correct order in the size of the social groups, from the largest to the smallest?
A Free blacks, Mulattos, Whites, Slaves
B Slaves, Free blacks, Mulattos, Whites
C Slaves, Whites, Mulattos, Free blacks
D Whites, Mulattos, Free blacks, Slaves
1 pt
The offspring of a white and quadroon was called
A a Creole
B a Mestizo
C a Mulatto
D an Octaroon
1 pt
Drumming and horn-blowing were forbidden among slaves in the new world because
A It made the slaves homesick
B It was considered noisy and disruptive
C It was considered barbaric by missionaries
D It was feared as communication tools among slaves
1 pt
All of the following were measures used to control enslaved Africans, except
A slaves could not assembly in groups
B slaves could not cultivate provision grounds
C slaves could not leave estates without permission
D African religious and cultural expressions were outlawed.
1 pt
Which of the following was the least common form of protest used by slaves in the British Caribbean in the 18th century?
A armed revolt
B petitioning the Crown
C poisoning of livestock
D sabotage of equipment
1 pt
Which of the following refers to the contract given to other European to supply slaves to the Spanish colonies?
A Asiento
B Code Noir
C Encomienda
D Siete Partida
1 pt
Which of the following was the leader of the Barbados Revolt?
A Atta
B Bussa
C Kofi
D Toussaint
1 pt
Which revolt was sparked as a result of the introduction of the Amelioration Proposal?
A Barbados Revolt
B Demerara Revolt
C Haitian Revolution
D Jamaica Revolt
1 pt
In which order did the following revolts occur?

i Berbice Revolt
ii Barbados Revolt
iii Christmas Revolt
iv Haitian Revolution
A i, ii, iii, iv
B i, iv, ii, iii
C i, iii, ii, iv
D iv, iii, ii, i
1 pt
All of the following are correctly paired EXCEPT
A Barbados Revolt - Boukman
B Berbice Revolt - Kofi
C Christmas Day Rebellion - Sharpe
D Demerara Revolt – Quamina
1 pt
The first Caribbean country to gain its independence was
A Cuba
B Haiti
C Jamaica
D The Dominican Republic
1 pt
Which of the following DID NOT lead a slave rebellion?
A Boukman
B Bogle
C Bussa
D Kofi
1 pt
In which chronological order did the following events take place?

i The Berbice Revolt
ii The Christmas Day Rebellion
iii The Haitian Revolution
iv The Demerara Revolt
A i, ii, iv, iii
B ii, iv, iii, i
C iii, i, ii, iv
D i, iii, iv, ii
1 pt
In which chronological order did the following events occur?

i The Abolition of the Slave Trade
ii The Emancipation of slaves.
iii The passage of the Sugar Duties Act.
iv The introduction of the Amelioration Proposal.
A i, iii, ii, iv
B i, iv, ii, iii
C ii, i, iv, iii
D iii, i, iv, ii
1 pt
Which of the following important events in the British Caribbean occurred in 1807?
A Abolition of the Amelioration Proposal.
B Abolition of the slave trade
C Abolition of the tax on Manumission
D Introduction of Apprenticeship
1 pt
Which of the following measures was MOST favoured by Caribbean planters to solve their problems between 1838 and 1870?
A Diversification
B Free trade
C Higher wages
D Immigration
1 pt
"By this system the labourers worked in the fields and in the mills and took a share of the profits."

The ‘system’ referred to in the statement above was known as the
A Mercantile system
B Metayage system
C Land lease system
D Plantation system
1 pt
Which of the following were benefits gained by ex-slaves in establishing free villages?

i.Social privileges equal to those of whites
ii.Economic improvement through the sale of cash crops
iii. Removal from direct control of the planters
A i and ii only
B i and iii only
C ii and iii only
D i, ii and iii
1 pt
The development of a peasantry in the British Caribbean resulted in
A A rapid increase in the production of cash crops
B A sharp decrease in the value of land in most territories.
C The massive destruction of the sugar industry in St. Kitts
D The rapid growth of sugar cane and coffee cultivation in Jamaica
1 pt
Which of the following was NOT a source from which ex-slaves in the British Caribbean obtain money to buy land immediately after emancipation?
A Loans from non-conformist missionaries
B Loans from the British government
C Proceeds from the sale of their provisions
D The pooling together of their savings.
1 pt
Free ‘people of colour’ were allowed to do which of the following?
A take part in government
B to have rights before the court
C to inherit property from their fathers
D to vote
1 pt

Thomas Jamaica 36 Factory Worker
Aaron Jamaica 36 Cattle Boy
Quaco Guinea 36 Grass Cutter
Joe Jamaica 36 Field Worker

Which of the above would have experienced the horrors of the Middle Passage?

A Aaron
B Joe
C Quaco
D Thomas
1 pt
Which of the above would have fetched the highest price on the plantation?
A Aaron
B Joe
C Quaco
D Thomas
1 pt
Which of the following was the MAIN purpose of the Policy of Amelioration?
A To improve the conditions of the enslaved
B To introduce a new supply of cheap labour
C To maintain the established system of enslavement
D To put an end to enslavement
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