Explanation: (B) This question requires use of evidence and some contextualization. As always with this sort of question, be careful not to choose answers that are correct in fact but not supported by the image, map, or chart provided. While the map shows that the territorial extent of French, Dutch, and English colonies was smaller than that of Spain’s empire, it says nothing about those countries’ lack of interest in colonies, making D wrong. Lack of information about intentions similarly excludes A, nor does the map provide information to support C—even though C describes what actually happened. The map does show that, at least for now, these three nations maintained a colonial presence only where sea power could readily support it.