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SAT® Subject Test in U.S. History

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15th Century Exploration

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Which of the following was a major factor that encouraged European exploration during the 15th century as opposed to earlier centuries?

A

Unified under strong monarchs, many European nations were eager to grow commercially.

B

Plagues like The Black Death forced many nations to seek refuge in the establishment of colonies in the New World.

C

Religious wars due to the Reformation prevented many nations from seeking opportunities in the New World.

D

The Northwest Passage route was not yet discovered by European explorers.

E

Cross-Atlantic voyages had proven disastrous until the 15th century.