The Columbian Exchange Reading Answers
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The Columbian Exchange
You should spend about 20 minutes on Questions 1-13, which are based on the Reading Passage below. Find the practice test with The Columbian Exchange PDF here.
The answers to questions 1-14 are given below along with their explanations.
|Question Number||Answer||Keywords||Locations of Keywords|
|1||C||plantain, Plantago major, Englishman’s Foot||Para C, line 8|
|2||G||influence, Old World peoples, wheat and rice on New World peoples, explain the global population explosion, three centuries||Para G, lines 3-5|
|3||A||Millions of years, continental drift, Old World, New World apart, splitting North, South America, Eurasia, Africa||Para A, first 2 lines|
|4||E||Smallpox, worst, of the infectious diseases mowing down, Native Americans||Para E, lines 4-5|
|5||B||Americas, no horses, cattle, sheep, goats, animals, Old World origin||Para B, line 4|
|6||F||export, America’s native animals, revolutionised Old World agriculture, introduction, European animals, New World||Para F, first 2 lines|
|7||H||already adapted, increased in number.||Para H, line 5|
|8||D||Cattle, horses, brought ashore, early 1600s, hospitable climate, terrain, North America||Para D, first 2 lines|
|9||FALSE||Fences, not for keeping livestock in, keeping livestock out||Para D, last line|
|10||TRUE||Indigenous peoples suffered from white brutality||Para E, first 2 lines|
|11||FALSE||turkeys have not displaced chickens and geese||Para F, lines 5-6|
|12||TRUE||New World’s, contribution, Old, crop plants, maize, white potatoes, sweet potatoes, squashes, chiles, essentials, diets, millions, Europeans, Africans, Asians, influence on Old World peoples, wheat, rice, New World peoples, explain, global population explosion, past three centuries||Para G, first 4 lines|
|13||Missionaries and traders||The missionaries, traders, American interior told, same, story, smallpox||Para E, lines 9-10|
|14||Demographic triumph||but the demographic triumph of the invaders||Para H, line 8|
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