AP U.S. History Exam 1.3

AP U.S. History Exam 1.3. The excerpt reflects a common practice of the time in which...what?

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Transcript

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Okay, here's the excerpt.

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[ mumbles ]

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[ mumbling continues ]

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All right, and the question:

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The excerpt reflects a common practice of the time in which... what?

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And here are your potential answers.

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[ mumbles ]

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Okay.

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Take a look at that first sentence from the excerpt again.

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"For this reason he had sent us

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hither to put an end to so much misery."

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Sounds like Castillo didn't think too highly of those

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frenemies across the sea.

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So does the excerpt reflect a common practice of the time in which A -

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monarchs included clergy among the early explorers of new lands?

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Hmm. Well the the end of the excerpt makes it seem like

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these explorers were waiting for people who could

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explain these things more fully to them,

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"things" being the ins and outs of Christianity.

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[ chuckles ] So that spirits away A.

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Does the excerpt support the idea that B -

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Europeans learned to embrace the customs of other cultures?

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Anything but, right?

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On top of wanting to put an end to so much misery,

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Europeans paid little attention to the ins and outs of Native culture.

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So that wipes out B and C.

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Which means that the excerpt reflects a common practice of the time in which

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D - Native Americans were seen as uncivilized

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when held to European standards.

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Back then, most Europeans believed that Native Americans

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were uncivilized and needed to be "saved,"

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which the Spaniards believed was possible

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through Jesus Christ.

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So D is the correct answer.

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Of course, much of that saving fell a little bit short

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what with widespread disease and warfare

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eradicating the population.

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Sounds more like an uncivilizing affect.

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