Past Paper Questions
Theme 1- The Indigenous Peoples and the Europeans
Read the passage below, and answer the questions that follow. The Taino (Arawak) and Kalinago (Caribs) were similar in many ways, but different in others. For example, their technology was quite similar, but their political organization was to some extent different. Their technology was not as advanced as that of the Maya. a)
Explain why Mayan technology is considered more advanced than the technology of the Arawaks and Caribs. (4 marks) b)
Outline the ways in which the technology of Taino and Kalinago were similar. (9 marks) c)
Describe FOUR ways in which the political organization of the Arawaks was different to the political organization of the Caribs. (12 marks) Total: 25 Marks
Imagine that you are a Taino cacique on whose island the Spaniards settled in the early 1500s. You are having a discussion with the Spanish settlers about the meeting of your culture with theirs. a.
Explain the aspects of the Spanish presence in your island that pose a problem to your people. (15 marks) b.
Describe the features of your culture that have most impressed the Spanish. (10 marks) 3.
Read the passage below and answer the questions that follow. The Europeans made contact with several different groups of Amerindians in the Caribbean and mainland territories. Though similar in some respects, there were marked differences among the groups. The Mayan civilization was more advanced than the Carib and Arawak civilizations. a)
Explain why the Mayan civilization might be considered ‘advanced’. ( 6 marks) b)
In what ways was the political organization of EITHER the Caribs OR Arawaks different from that of the Maya? (9 marks) c)
In what ways was the social organization of the Carib and Arawaks similar? (10 marks) 4.
Read the passage below and answer the questions that follows Columbus finally got support from the Church and the Genoese merchants in Spain. He also persuaded Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand to support his plan. However, Columbus died without knowing what he achieved. a)
Explain what wa Columbus’s plan. (4 marks)
What arguments did Columbus use to get support for his plan from I.
Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand? ( 9 marks)
Explain the impact of Columbus’s voyage on Europe and on the ‘New World’. (12 marks) 5.
What were the leaders of (a) the Taino and (b) the Kalinago peoples called? (2 marks) a.
How was the Kalinago leader chosen? (2marks)
Describe THREE functions of the Kalinago leader (9marks) c.
Describe THREE features of the political system of EITHER the Taino or the Mayan people. (12 marks) Total 25 marks
During the period of 1498- 1600, the colonial relationship between the Spanish and Indigenous people was determined by two systems of labour. This was the basis of Spanish colonial society in the New World. a.
Name the TWO systems of labour which were used by Spain in the New World. (2 marks) b.
Name the person who introduced EACH system. (2 marks)
Describe THREE requirements of these systems of labour. (9 marks) d.
Examine THREE areas in which these systems of labour affected the Indigenous people. (12 marks) Total 25 marks
Theme 2: Caribbean Economy & Slavery
Identify TWO Caribbean territories which produce tobacco and TWO Caribbean territories which produce logwood in the 1600s. (4 marks) a.
Explain THREE reasons for the changeover from the production of tobacco to sugar in the 1600s.(9 marks) b.
Examine THREE economic effects of the changeover from tobacco to sugar. (12 marks) Total 25 marks
Identify FOUR countries from which white indentured servants were recruited to the Caribbean. ( 4 marks) a.
Explain THREE reasons why enslaved Africans became the preferred or favoured labour force in the Caribbean in the 1600s. (9 marks) b.
Examine THREE reasons for the marked increase in the demand for enslaved Africans after 1700 in the British and French Caribbean. (12...
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