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Questions 1–3 refer to the following passage.
“Upon which assurance of your royal love I have given my general command to all the kingdoms and ports of my dominions to receive all the merchants of the English nation as the subjects of my friend; that in what place soever they choose to live, they may have free liberty without any restraint; and at what port soever they shall arrive, that neither Portugal nor any other shall dare to molest their quiet; and in what city soever they shall have residence, I have commanded all my governors and captains to give them freedom answerable to their own desires; to sell, buy, and to transport into their country at their pleasure.
For confirmation of our love and friendship, I desire your Majesty to command your merchants to bring in their ships of all sorts of rarities and rich goods fit for my palace; and that you be pleased to send me your royal letters by every opportunity, that I may rejoice in your health and prosperous affairs; that our friendship may be interchanged and eternal.”
—Jahangir, ruler of the Mughal Empire, letter to King James I of England, 1617
1. Which of the following concepts is this letter most clearly describing? (A) The colonization of England by Jahangir
(B) AtradeagreementbetweenEnglandandtheMughals
(C) The establishment of an encomienda system
(D) The establishment of an asiento system
2. Which of the following most likely explains why Jahangir mentions Portugal?
(A) The Portuguese and the English were rivals in trade.
(B) ThePortugueseandtheMughalsestablishedrivalcolonies. (C) Portugal took over Spanish colonies in India.
(D) The king of England was about to become king of Portugal.

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