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2. Which of the following people would most likely have disagreed with the point of view de las Casas expresses in the passage?
(A) An indigenous person (B) AJesuitpriest
(C) Christopher Columbus (D) The pope
3. In this passage, what evidence does de las Casas provide to support his claim?
(A) Accounts from Jesuit priests
(B) AquotationfromtheBible
(C) The opinion of the king of Spain
(D) Examples of mistreatment of indigenous peoples
Use the passage below to answer all parts of the question that follow.
“Too often, we historians tend to tell our story with the knowledge of the end result to come... But it is strangely liberating to look at the old maps, and see the vast stretches not-yet-filled-in, and populated instead with mermaids and unicorns and other figments of Europe’s overheated imagination. Champlain’s earliest and supposedly scientific renderings of the new world include a large winged dragon, ready to take flight. Well into the 18th century, maps of the Atlantic continued to include completely fictitious islands that had been legends for centuries, but never existed— the Sunken Land of Buss, St. Brendan’s Isle, Hy-Brazil, the Island of the Seven Cities, and a dozen others.”
1. a)
—Ted Widmer, Navigating the Age of Exploration, 2007
Describe ONE piece of historical evidence (not specifically mentioned in the passage) that would support Widmer’s interpretation about the Age of Exploration.
b) Describe ONE piece of historical evidence that would refute Widmer’s interpretation about the Age of Exploration.
Explain how the Age of Exploration reflected the broader context of changes in ideas about individuals and society in 15th- and 16th-century Europe.

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