According to the passage, the Hawaiian cowboys I. were taught to ride by the Spanish vaqueros. I...

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  1. The cowboy of the American West is an
  2. enduring icon in popular culture, but Hawaiian
  3. cowboys predated their American counterparts by
  4. several decades. In 1792, King Kamehameha the
  5. Great of Hawaii received gifts of beef cattle, goats,
  6. sheep, and horses from Captain George Vancouver.
  7. The introduction of these unfamiliar animals
  8. caused unrest among the native islanders, because
  9. the unruly animals often trampled the crops in
  10. their fields. Initially, the king protected his
  11. imports from wrathful Hawaiians under kapu
  12. laws. But in 1830, Kamehameha III decided to hire
  13. a few Spanish vaqueros from California to keep the
  14. animals under control. Soon the Hawaiians were
  15. riding, roping, and lassoing alongside the Spanish
  16. cowboys.

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According to the passage, the Hawaiian cowboys

I. were taught to ride by the Spanish vaqueros.

II. existed earlier than the American cowboys.

III. proved better at roping and lassoing than their American counterparts.

AnswerChoose the correct answer.Choose all that apply. Correct Partially correct Incorrect Don't Know

  1. A
    Correct Answer
    I only
  2. B
    Correct Answer
    II only
  3. C
    Correct Answer
    I and II only
  4. D
    Correct Answer
    II and III only
  5. E
    Correct Answer
    I, II, and III
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