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GED Test For Dummies: with Online Practice, 3rd Edition by Achim Krull, Dale E. Shuttleworth, Murray Shukyn

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Chapter 20

Answers for Practice Test 1, Social Studies

In this chapter, we provide the answers and explanations to every question in the Social Studies practice test in Chapter 19. If you just want a quick look at the answers, check out the abbreviated answer key at the end of this chapter. However, if you have the time, it’s more useful for study purposes to read all the answer explanations carefully. Doing so will help you understand why some answers were correct and others not, especially when the choices were really close. It will also point you at areas where you may need to do more review. Remember, you learn as much from your errors as from the correct answers.

Answers and Explanations

  1. D. They all exchanged products. England, Africa, and the West Indies all traded products: The West Indies traded molasses, sugar, and slaves with England for food and wood; England (via the New England colonies) then made the molasses and sugar into rum and traded it with Africa for more slaves. But these areas did not all have the same commodities to trade; each had its own strengths.
  2. C. purchase of slaves. Rum was used to purchase slaves for the colonies. The other answer choices — colonial farms, milling of lumber, and molasses and sugar — were all patterns of commerce but weren’t uses of rum.
  3. A. They built the ships. Ships were built in the colonies to increase Atlantic trade. Sewing sails, naval stores, milled lumber, and other crafts were colonial products that shipbuilding stimulated. ...

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