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  • Question 1
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    Q. I started a school for navigators and people who wanted to go out exploring.
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    Columbus
    Prince Henry
    Polo
    Magellan
  • Question 2
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    Q. I am an Italian explorer who was hired by the King of England to go out exploring after Columbus.  I landed on what is today Newfoundland, but I thought I was in Asia.
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    Vespucci
    Cabot
    Erickson
    Balboa
  • Question 3
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    Q. I crossed the Isthmus of Panama and found the Pacific Ocean as I climbed over a mountaintop.
    answer choices
    Balboa
    Vespucci
    Magellan
    Cabot
  • Question 4
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    Q. I was searching for the Fountain of Youth, and though I never found it, I was the first to step foot on what is today U.S.A. soil.
    answer choices
    de Soto
    Erikson
    Columbus
    de Leon
  • Question 5
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    Q. I believed I could read Asia by traveling west across the Atlantic Ocean in 1492.  I asked the king and queen of Spain to pay for my journey.
    answer choices
    Cabot
    de Leon
    Columbus
    Cortes
  • Question 6
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    Q. Which of the following was NOT a reason the early explorers began to make voyages?
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    To serarch for gold and riches
    To omake friends with the Native Americans
    To spread their religion
    The explorerers want to become famous.
  • Question 7
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    Q. _________________ claimed the eastern shores of Canada for England.
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    John Cabot
    Juan Ponce de Leon
    Vasco Nunez Balboa
    Jacques Cartier
  • Question 8
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    Q. What was the main accomplishment of exploration?
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    The discovery of new lands
    Riches and valuable gold
    Natural resources like large forest and fish
    Learning to grow crops from Native Americans
  • Question 9
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    Q. Christopher Columbus thought he had reached India, but he had really landed in______.
    answer choices
    Florida
    Canada
    the Bahamas
    Hudson Bay
  • Question 10
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    Q. _____________ discovered the Gulf of St. Lawrence and explored over 1000 miles of the St. Lawrence River.
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    John Cabot
    Jacques Cartier
    Vasco Nunea Balboa
    Christopher Columbus
  • Question 11
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    Q. Christopher Columbus thought he had reached India, but he had really landed in______.
    answer choices
    Florida
    Canada
    the Bahamas
    Hudson Bay
  • Question 12
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    Q. Which European country sponsored Christopher Columbus' voyages?
    answer choices
    England
    Mexico
    France
    Spain
  • Question 13
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    Q. What was the purpose of Columbus' expeditions?
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    To find a shorter route to Asia by sailing west
    To claim land in Canada
    To explore the Hudson Bay
    None of the above
  • Question 14
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    Q. What was an outcome of John Cabot's attempt to find the Northwest Passage?
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    He discovered fishing in Canada  was extremely good and fishing companies moved there.
    He discovered Florida.
    He learned to grow corn from the natives.
    None of the above
  • Question 15
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    Q. _______________ was kicked off his boat by his crew and was never heard from again.
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    John Cabot
    Juan Ponce de Leon
    Henry Hudson
    Jacques Cartier
  • Question 16
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    Q. Ponce de Leon was the first European explorer to 
    answer choices
    claim land for France int he Western Hemisphere.
    Set foot on what is now the United States
    Start a colony for England in North America.
    Sail across the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Question 17
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    Q. This explorer was looking for a way to go west from Europe to find Asia.  Instead he discovered a famous river and explored the area around NYC.  Who is it?
    answer choices
    Amerigo Vespucci
    Ferdinand Magellan
    Christopher Columbus
    Henry Hudson
  • Question 18
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    Q. Which of the folowing is an obstacle faced by the early explorers?
    answer choices
    bad weather
    no maps
    ran out of supplies
    all of the above
  • Question 19
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    Q. Cabot and Hudson both sailed for which European Country?
    answer choices
    France
    Porugal
    England
    Spain
  • Question 20
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    Q. Who is Christopher Columbus? 
    answer choices
    Explorer who found the Indies.
    Explorer who found the Americas.
    Explorer who sailed to Asia. 
    Explorer who sailed to the Indies. 
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