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Theme 1- The Indigenous Peoples and the Europeans
1. 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
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Agriculture was an important occupation in spite of the many difficulties that the farmers faced. West Africans also had other occupations.
a) State FOUR occupations, other than farming, of West African men and women in the early 1400s. ( 4 marks)
b) Explain why farming was an important occupation in West Africa in the early 1400s? (9 marks)
c) What difficulties did farmers in West Africa face in the early 1400s? (12 marks)
Total 25 marks
10. Read the passage below and answer the questions that follow
Africans who were brought to the Caribbean lost much of their culture during the period of slavery. Nevertheless, many African religious practices and beliefs survived until 1838.
a. Identify TWO African religious practices or beliefs the survived in the Caribbean up to 1838. (5 marks)
b. Why did Africans who were brought to the Caribbean lose much of their culture during the period of slavery? (10 marks)
c. Explain why some aspects of African culture survived in the Caribbean up to1838. (10 marks)
Total 25 Marks
11. Imagine you are an Englishman living in Liverpool in the 1700s. You are having a conversation with your son about the slave trading voyages which you organize to West Africa and the Caribbean. Answer the following questions which he asks you.
a. What steps do you take in England before the beginning of a slave trading voyage? (6 marks)
b. In what ways do some Africans states
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