America is named after Amerigo Vespucci. (Points : 2) True False

QUESTION POSTED AT 03/12/2019 - 12:23 PM

Answered by admin AT 03/12/2019 - 12:23 PM

This is true.
It was called like this by a German Cartographer in 1507, and intitially he used the name to refer it to South America, as he was under the impression that he discovered it.
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ANSWERED AT 15/12/2019 - 11:23 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 15/12/2019 - 11:23 PM

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This statement is False.

There are many other factors that must go into account when considering the climate of an area, and for that reason, the statement is incorrect. We can mention factors such as the location's proximity to the equator, humidity, proximity to the ocean, altitude and more as more important than those cited in the sentence.

ANSWERED AT 15/12/2019 - 11:21 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 15/12/2019 - 11:21 PM

Which is an accurate description of Francis Drake? a. He established the first permanent 1 settlement in the Americas. b. He introduced a new area of mathematics called calculus. c. He raided Spanish treasure ships and was knighted by Elizabeth I. d. He promoted the importance of observation and experimentation in science

The correct answer is C. Francis Drake was an English corsair and explorer. He led numerous expeditions of the Royal Navy in Spain and in the Indies, was the second person to circumnavigate the world in a single expedition, after Elcano, and participated in the attack on Cádiz in 1587, the defeat of the Invincible Armada and the failed attack on La Coruña in 1589, among others. He was and remains a controversial figure. At a time when England and Spain were facing each other militarily, he was considered a pirate by the Spanish authorities, while in England he was valued as a corsair, honored as a hero and was knighted by Queen Elizabeth I.

ANSWERED AT 15/12/2019 - 11:21 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 15/12/2019 - 11:21 PM

Why did the first Americans migrate to North America? A) They were trying to find a warmer climate. B) They were following their food source. C) Their gods told them to migrate. D) Their homes were destroyed by a flood.

The main reason why the first Americans migrate to North America was that "B) They were following their food source," since they came across from what is now Russia via the Bering Land Bridge. 

ANSWERED AT 15/12/2019 - 11:16 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 15/12/2019 - 11:16 PM

What was the largest cultural split in 1920s America? (1 point) a. between northern states and southern states b. between eastern states and western states c. between young Americans and elderly Americans d. between urban Americans and rural Americans

The largest cultural split in 1920s America was "between urban Americans and rural Americans," since during this time cities were thriving places where many people worked after having left their rural lives in the farms. 

ANSWERED AT 15/12/2019 - 11:15 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 15/12/2019 - 11:15 PM

At 180 degrees longitude, the __________ represents the point at which the Eastern and Western Hemispheres experience different days

At 180 degrees longitude, the "International Date Line" represents the point at which the Eastern and Western Hemispheres experience different days, since this line "zigzags" around the 180 degree mark. 

ANSWERED AT 15/12/2019 - 11:13 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 15/12/2019 - 11:13 PM

At 180 degrees longitude, the __________ represents the point at which the Eastern and Western Hemispheres experience different days

At 180 degrees longitude, the "International Date Line" represents the point at which the Eastern and Western Hemispheres experience different days, since this line "zigzags" around the 180 degree mark to accommodate certain islands. 

ANSWERED AT 15/12/2019 - 11:13 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 15/12/2019 - 11:13 PM

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These laws were known in the colonies as the "Intolerable Acts," since they levied new taxes and restrictions on the colonists that many thought were outrageous. They were a major catalyst for the start of the revolution. 

ANSWERED AT 15/12/2019 - 11:13 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 15/12/2019 - 11:13 PM

The turning point of the American Revolution occurred at the battle of ___________. A) Oriskany B) Whilte Plains C) Crown Point D) Saratoga

The turning point of the American Revolution occurred at the battle of "Saratoga," due mostly to the fact that the the colonial victory of Britain convinced the French to officially support the colonial army against the British. 

ANSWERED AT 15/12/2019 - 11:09 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 15/12/2019 - 11:09 PM

Which project led to the creation of a system of time zones across America? a. digging the Panama Canal b. establishing a national park system c. building the transcontinental railroad d. acquiring the territory of Alaska

It was the "building of the transcontinental railroad" that led to the creation of a system of time zones across America, since allowed for the relatively rapid transport of both people and goods across the US, which required strict coordination. 

ANSWERED AT 15/12/2019 - 11:08 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 15/12/2019 - 11:08 PM

It is believed that a mother language originally developed in _____. 1)Asia 2)Eurasia 3)India 4)Africa

The correct answer is number 4. Africa.

It is believed that a mother language originally developed in Africa.

Scientists consider Africa as the cradle of humankind. Scientists also have traced almost six thousand languages from around the world and considered that the original mother language of humanity could be traced back to Africa, 65 thousand years ago. The first Diaspora or emigration from Africa took the first language with them to other territories.

ANSWERED AT 15/12/2019 - 11:06 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 15/12/2019 - 11:06 PM

Which statement is an accurate description of the U.S. Constitution? a. It proclaimed that “we the people” are the source of the basic law of the land. b. It named George Washington as the new country's president-for-life. c. It was copied almost word for word from the French Constitution. d. It established a federal government with two branches of power.

The best statement from the list would be that the US Constitution "a. It proclaimed that “we the people” are the source of the basic law of the land," since the Founding Fathers wanted to sovereignty of the nation to come from the people themselves, not a potential despot. 

ANSWERED AT 15/12/2019 - 11:06 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 15/12/2019 - 11:06 PM

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It would be "Switzerland" that remained neutral in World War I (and technically in World War II as well), and it is false that although the United States army was well prepared for war, her navy was ill-equipped, since it had one of the finest navies in the world. 

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QUESTION POSTED AT 15/12/2019 - 11:05 PM

How did Gilgamesh change during the story? A. He learned to love his enemies B. He gave up being kind in order to save Enkidu C. He found a way to gain immortality by marrying Ishtar D. He learned that his deed could make his name live on

The main way in which Gilgamesh changed during the story is that "D. He learned that his deeds could make his name live on," since it stories of his deeds would be told for generations. 

ANSWERED AT 15/12/2019 - 11:01 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 15/12/2019 - 11:01 PM

Which is not an accurate description of the Columbian Exchange and its consequences? a. Europeans were introduced to foods from the Americas, such as potatoes, corn, tomatoes, and chocolate. b. Columbus brought horses, cows, sheep, chickens, and pigs from Europe to the Americas. c. Most of the native population was immune to the diseases introduced to the Americas from the Eastern Hemisphere. d. Many African slaves went to the Caribbean Islands and Brazil to work on sugar plantations after a decline in the native population.

The correct answer is C. Most of the native population was immune to the diseases introduced to the Americas from the Eastern Hemisphere

Explanation:

The Columbian Exchange refers to the interchange or transference of products, culture, animals, plants, people, and others that occurred during the 15th and 16th century between America, Africa, and Europe as a result of the colonization and discovery of the New World. This exchange also, implied diseases were brought from Europe to America where they did not exists before, as in the case of smallpox and measles infection, that caused around 80%-95% of the population had died around 1592 as native population had never been exposed to these diseases and thus had not developed immunity to these diseases. Thus, the native population was not immune to the diseases introduced to the Americas.

ANSWERED AT 15/12/2019 - 10:59 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 15/12/2019 - 10:59 PM

The checks the executive branch has on the judicial branch are those of confirming appointments. true or false.

No, it is false that the checks the executive branch has on the judicial branch are those of confirming appointments, since this would be a check by the legislative branch. The checks you're referring to would be the ability to appoint justices in the first place. 

ANSWERED AT 15/12/2019 - 10:53 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 15/12/2019 - 10:53 PM

Which group in nineteenth-century America would likely be the most receptive audience for "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July ” clergy dock workers slave holders abolitionists

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ANSWERED AT 15/12/2019 - 10:52 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 15/12/2019 - 10:52 PM

A citizen of a country owes allegiance to his or her country true or false

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true

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ANSWERED AT 15/12/2019 - 10:51 PM


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ANSWERED AT 15/12/2019 - 10:47 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 15/12/2019 - 10:47 PM

Elected Senators have four-year terms. a. True b. False

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ANSWERED AT 15/12/2019 - 10:46 PM


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What nation in the Western Hemisphere, right on "America's doorstep," became pro-Communist in 1959? Cuba Haiti Jamaica Dominican Republic

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ANSWERED AT 15/12/2019 - 10:42 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 15/12/2019 - 10:42 PM

The turning point in Greek history is considered to be the ___.

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ANSWERED AT 15/12/2019 - 10:39 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 15/12/2019 - 10:39 PM

During the Industrial Revolution, the population declined due to a decrease in life expectancy. a. True b. False

No, it is false that during the Industrial Revolution, the population declined due to a decrease in life expectancy, since in fact in many parts of the west life expectancies increased, due to increased incomes from more job opportunities. 

ANSWERED AT 15/12/2019 - 10:30 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 15/12/2019 - 10:30 PM

President Eisenhower's Chairman of the Economic Advisers council said that the purpose of the American Economy was to produce more consumer goods. True or False

Technically speaking, no, it is false that President Eisenhower's Chairman of the Economic Advisers council said that the purpose of the American Economy was to produce more consumer goods, since they took a more Keynesian approach and advocated for the role of more public works projects to help the economy. 

ANSWERED AT 15/12/2019 - 10:06 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 15/12/2019 - 10:06 PM

Latin is the basis of all languages. a. True b. False

False. Latin is the basis of many languages, but not the Semitic languages. 

ANSWERED AT 15/12/2019 - 09:59 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 15/12/2019 - 09:59 PM

What main political groups existed in the colonies in the 1770s and how did they get there names

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ANSWERED AT 15/12/2019 - 09:58 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 15/12/2019 - 09:58 PM

The revolution of the Earth creates day and night as it rotates around the Sun.tru or false

Yes, it is true that the revolution of the Earth creates day and night as it rotates around the Sun, since as the Earth rotates, locations on Earth that are "away" from the Sun experience darkness, while the locations on Earth that are facing the Sun experience daytime. 

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