5. Which of the following can be inferred from the passage about the European settlers? (A) European settlers relied on Aboriginal hunters because they were not adept at hunting. (B) Their main intent for colonization was to enslave and dominate the Aboriginal people in order to control the land. (C) They founded and settled in America because this land had large populations of beaver. (D) They introduced a trade and monetary system to the indigenous peoples of the land that may have, inadvertently or otherwise, disrupted the foundations of their customary societal structure.
Explanation The passage does not indicate how adept European settlers were at hunting, so the answer cannot be A. Also, it does not describe the intent or impetus for colonization so the answer cannot be B or C. However, the Europeans did introduce a new system of commerce to the Aboriginal peoples and the traditional way of life of these peoples was adversely affected, so the answer must be D.