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5.8.3: Application and Reflection Questions

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    Application and Reflection Questions

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    What were the causes of the Protestant Reformation? What did the Council of Trent do to address those problems?
    2 .
    In what ways did Martin Luther’s beliefs differ from those of the Roman Catholic Church? What challenges to Catholic doctrine were introduced by other reformers?
    3 .
    In your opinion, did the religious zeal of Spain and Portugal help them accomplish their goals or interfere with their accomplishment? Explain your answer.
    4 .
    Imagine a world in which the Columbian Exchange did not occur. What would that world look like today? Why?
    5 .
    Consider the ways in which mercantilism benefited and harmed people in the nations that adopted it. Was mercantilism an ethical policy, or did it encourage exploitation? Why?
    6 .
    What did Jean-Baptiste Colbert do to enrich France? In what ways were his actions guided by mercantilist theory?
    7 .
    How did mercantilism influence the relationship between European nations and their colonies?
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    What were some of the ways in which slavery benefited Europeans?
    9 .
    What were some ways enslaved persons maintained their dignity and humanity amid their hardship?
    10 .
    How is the legacy of the transatlantic slave trade still affecting Africa today?

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