The Age of Exploration
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  • Question 1
    30 seconds
    Q.

    In 1497, who found a water route to Asia by rounding the tip of Africa and landing on India's southwest coast?

    answer choices

    Henry the Navigator

    Dias

    Vasco da Gama

    Columbus

  • Question 2
    30 seconds
    Q.

    What device helped Europeans navigate at sea by using a magnetized needle that points to a coordinate direction?

    answer choices

    Steam Engine

    Compass

    Astrolabe

    Rudder

  • Question 3
    900 seconds
    Q. The art and science of map making is called:
    answer choices
    cartography
    mapography
    quilting
    mapology
  • Question 4
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Which navigational device invented by the Portuguese had a rudder, square and triangular sails, several masts, and could be used to travel close to the shore?

    answer choices

    Caravel

    Astrolabe

    Frigate

    Compass

  • Question 5
    900 seconds
    Q.

    Who sponsored Portuguese fleets that sailed along the western coast of Africa?

    answer choices

    Prince Henry the Navigator

    Queen Isabella

    Christopher Columbus

    Ferdinand Magellan

  • Question 6
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Which was traded from the Old World to the New World?

    answer choices

    horses and major diseases

    squash, pumpkins, and turkeys

    cocoa and horses

    cocoa and llamas

  • Question 7
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Which was traded from the New World to the Old World?

    answer choices

    major diseases

    horses

    potatoes and corn

    slaves

  • Question 8
    30 seconds
    Q. How did diseases impact the New World?
    answer choices
    They didn't
    They wiped out 75-90% of the Europeans
    They wiped out 75-90% of the indigenous people
    They helped the natives beat the Spanish
  • Question 9
    900 seconds
    Q.

    Conquistadors is a Spanish word meaning:

    answer choices

    to entrust

    to connect

    court

    conquerors

  • Question 10
    900 seconds
    Q. What was Christopher Columbus' purpose for exploration before discovering the New World?
    answer choices
    To find a faster and safer trading route to Asia
    To circumnavigate the world in the name of Italy
    To launch a surprise attack the enemies of Spain by sea
    To find the city of gold in southern Africa
  • Question 11
    30 seconds
    Q.

    In 1534, what French navigator sailed inland along the St. Lawrence River and claimed much of eastern Canada for France?

    answer choices

    La Salle

    Jacques Cartier

    Amerigo Vespucci

    Magellan

  • Question 12
    30 seconds
    Q.

    What was the motivation for exploration?

    answer choices

    Write a book about it

    Gold, God, Glory

    Land, food, water

    Position in the government

  • Question 13
    30 seconds
    Q.

    What is mercantilism?

    answer choices

    A system where a mother country gains power by exporting more goods than they import.

    where colonies trade gold and silver with each other.

    A theory that global wars that start over money so countries should avoid it.

    Plantation colonies trading slaves for money.

  • Question 14
    30 seconds
    Q.

    The inhumane voyage of slaves across the Atlantic ocean was called the

    answer choices

    End of Days

    Middle Passage

    Final Destination

    End of Freedom

  • Question 15
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Japan responded to European exploration by introducing what policy?

    answer choices

    Mercantilism

    Closed Country

    Open Country

    Free Trade

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