Problem Solving Assessments for Chapter 3:
European Exploration and Colonization


In this chapter, a number of questions are presented after brief sections of text. Following is a pdf for the questions as well as the answers. Click on either one to have it printed.

Ch. 3 Questions     Ch. 3 Answers

Your Name:

  1. Describe how Spain tried to gain wealth by looking for a new trade route to Asia:[audio]

  2. Describe how Spain tried to gain wealth in the 1500s from its exploration of Central and South America:[audio]

  3. Describe the people's rights problems of the Native Americans during the 1500s:[audio]

  4. Describe how England's government hoped to gain wealth from North America by establishing colonies:[audio]

  5. Use the four factors of group success to explain why the Jamestown colony survived:[audio]

  6. Describe the three effects of people moving to the English colonies:[audio]

  7. Vocabulary. Type the vocabulary word or words for each lettered definition:[audio]

    a. being hurt, punished, or not given equal rights because of one's beliefs: [audio]

    b. a written document that lists a set of rules that a group had to obey: [audio]

    c. the way traders go to reach a market: [audio]

    d. a person who borrowed money from someone and paid back the debt by working for that person: [audio]

    e. people or countries who compete against each other: [audio]

    f. means "conquerors" in Spanish: [audio]

    g. a place that is settled by a group of people and governed by the country from which the people came: [audio]

    h. crops or animals raised in order to be sold: [audio]

    i. to set up a business or company to make a profit: [audio]