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S1: Extraction of precious metals like gold and silver led to the colonisation of America.

S2: Major parts of Africa was desert and attracted colonial ruler towards this continent.

Pick the most suitable option related to these two statements:
  1. S1: True; S2: False
  2. S1: True; S2: True
  3. S1: False; S2: False
  4. S1: False; S2: True


Solution

The correct option is A S1: True; S2: False
Precious metals like silver, were extracted from mines in Peru and Mexico. By the mid-sixteenth century, the Portuguese and Spanish had begun their conquest and colonisation of America. Africa was rich in minerals and the people of Africa were sent to different parts of the world to work as slaves on the farms, factories and houses.

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