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US History
Posted about 1 month ago

Read the passage below and answer the question.
"Colón [Columbus] and his crew did not voyage alone. They
were accompanied by a menagerie of insects, plants, mammals,
and microorganisms
European expeditions brought cattle,
sheep, and horses, along with crops like sugarcane (originally
from New Guinea), wheat (from the Middle East), bananas (from
"
Africa), and coffee (also from Africa)
-From Charles C. Mann, historian, 1493: Uncovering the New World
Columbus Created, 2011.
Mann describes several commodities that were taken from Europe and
Africa to the Americas. Which of the following were taken from the
Americas to Europe?
Choose 1 answer:
A
Apples and peaches
B
Dogs and cats
Sheep and cattle
C
Gold and silver
D
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Answer
The correct answer is C: Gold and silver.
Key Concept
The Columbian Exchange was a significant event in world history, involving the transfer of plants, animals, and diseases between the Americas and the rest of the world following Columbus's voyages. (KC-1.2.I)
Explanation
The passage describes the transfer of various commodities from Europe and Africa to the Americas. However, the question asks about what was taken from the Americas to Europe. Among the options provided, gold and silver were significant commodities that were extracted from the Americas and transported to Europe, profoundly impacting the European economy and fueling further exploration and colonization.

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