Past paper questions

(1) Read the passage below, then answer the questions that follow.

When the Spaniards first settled in the Cariibbean they had only a small number of African slaves. They used mainly Amerindians and white servants to work for them. Later, however, they began to rely mostly on African slaves whom they preferred as workers. In the 1600's and 1700's African slavery in the rest of the Caribbean increased greatly.

(a) Give 2 reasons why at first there was only a small number of African slaves in the Caribbean.

(b) State 2 reasons why the Spaniards preferred African slaves as workers.

(c) Give 2 reasons for the great increase in African slavery in the rest of the Caribbean in the 1600's and 1700's.


(2)Give 2 reasons why Africans lost much of their culture during slavery.

(3)Give 2 reasons why some African cultural forms continued in the Caribbean throughout slavery.

(4) State 3 African practices and beliefs found in the Caribbean during slavery.

(5) Name 3 Caribbean territories to which the Spanish brought slaves in the 1490's and early 1500's.

(6) Give 2 reasons why in the 1490's and early 1500's there was only a small number of African slaves in the Caribbean.

(7) Give 2 reasons why by the 1700's, the number of African slaves in the Caribbeanhad increased greatly.