SAT Subject US History Practice Question 484: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 484

15. Europeans explored and colonized the "New World" for all the following motives EXCEPT:

A. desire for religious and political freedom
B. expansion of European-based empires
C. discovery of the Northwest Passage
D. greed for gold, treasure, and natural resources
E. assimilation into New World cultures

Correct Answer: E


Europeans never even considered assimilating themselves into whatever culture they might find in the Americas.

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