History quiz

History Exercises on Mercantilism - With Answers

Question 01 - UNIFENAS 2014/2 - Afternoon - Look around you. Unless you live in a grotto, you are likely to find something manufactured on the other side of the world. You are a globalized citizen. But transnational corporations haven't been around since the dawn of time. Someone had to invent them. Opened in 1600, the British East India Company is considered the mother of today's great companies. Its Dutch counterpart was not far behind. Based on what is now Indonesia, it virtually monopolized the world spice trade. (Adventures in History Magazine. São Paulo. Abril, issue 129, April 2014. p. 54) The existence of trading companies during the Modern Age can be related to the economic principles of a) pre-capitalism. b) mercantilism. c) economic liberalism. d) industrial capitalism. e) neoliberalism.
Question 02 - FGV-SP 2003/2 - 1st phase - Mercantilism corresponded to:a) a set of economic practices and ideas based on protectionist principles. b) an economic theory that defended free trade practices between different countries. c) a 17th century movement that defended the commercialization of African slaves. d) an economic doctrine that defended the non-intervention of the State in the economy. e) an economic policy, specifically Iberian in defense of their colonial interests.
Question 03 - UVA 2007.1 - Mercantilism was a series of economic and political measures with which kings sought to:A) increase monarchical absolutism and promote state prosperity. B) weaken the economic power of the bourgeoisie. C) prevent commercial development and encourage agriculture. D) grant commercial freedom to the colonies.
Question 04 - FGV-SP 1999 - 1st phase - Read carefully the statements below, about mercantilism, and mark the correct alternative.I. The essential characteristics of mercantilism are:monopoly, protectionism and a favorable trade balance. II. The fundamental objective of mercantilism, as a policy of capital accumulation, is free competition without the intervention of the nation-state. III. The measures of mercantilist economic policy were identical in all European countries during the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. IV. The Colonial Pact is in the context of mercantilist practices.V. The failure of the mercantilist policy is expressed by the permanence of the bullionist policy for three centuries. a) only I and III are correct; b) only II and IV are correct; c) only II and V are correct; d) only III and V are correct;e) only I and IV are correct.
Question 05 - UVA 2013.1 - CG - Mercantilism can be defined as the economic policy of national monarchies. This policy followed the entire period of formation of national monarchies and reached its apogee with the absolute monarchy. Mercantilism, as a set of doctrines and practical norms, had as its fundamental objective:A. the strengthening of the State.B. the enrichment of the bourgeoisie.C. the strengthening of the nobility.D. the development of the metropolis' internal market .
FEEDBACK 01 - B02 - A03 - A04 - E05 - A