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What was Columbus looking for?
all of the above
Columbus searched for many years for someone to give him money to sail to the west. Which leaders and country finally gave him money?
King Ferdinand and Queen Elizabeth of Italy
King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain
Was Columbus the 1st European to believe the world was round.
True. Everyone thought the world was flat.
False. It was already common knowledge that the world was round.
Why did people from Europe not attempt to sail to India by heading west across the Atlantic Ocean?
They thought the ocean was too big to cross and people would run out of food before they reached India.
They were not sure how to sail west.
They were worried their boats would not make it.
All of the above.
What year did Columbus sail on his 1st voyage?
What ocean did Columbus cross?
Columbus's ships were named the _____________________.
Ninta, Pinta, Santa Maritha
Nine, Pine, and Mine
Nina, Pinta, Santa Maria
Ninia, Pinia, Santa Mine
Did Christopher Columbus discover America?
Yes, he landed on what is Florida today.
No, he landed on Hispanola, today known as Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
This smallpox epidemic killed almost 90% of the Native Americans who had not already perished. Warfare and harsh enslavement by the colonists also caused many deaths. By 1548, the Taíno population had declined to fewer than 500.
How did the Tainos, the local native tribe, treat the Europeans?
Were kind to Columbus and his men
Argued a lot with Columbus and his men
Why do we celebrate Christopher Columbus day?
Because an author, the same one who wrote Sleepy Hollow, wrote about him in the 1800's and referred to him as an explorer.
Because he discovered America
Because he proved the world was round
Because he is considered the kindest man alive.
What book inspired Columbus?
The travels of Marco Polo
The travels of Christopher Columbus
The travels of the Titanic
The travels of the Queen
Why do we refer to the American natives as Indians?
Because that is their name in their language.
Because Columbus thought he landed in India.
Because Marco Polo named them.