Explorers in the New World
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  • Question 1
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    The Age of Exploration began with a search for new trade routes to

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    Africa.

    America.

    Asia.

    Europe.

  • Question 2
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    Q.

    Which is best used for navigation?

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    map

    flag

    Bible

    coin

  • Question 3
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    The land masses of North America, Central America, and South America

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    Canada

    Great Britian

    East Indies

    The Americas

  • Question 4
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    What item symbolically claimed land for a country?

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    coin

    flag

    Bible

    cash crop

  • Question 5
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    What is one reason Europeans wanted to travel to America?

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    to build wealth

    to conquer Indians

    to colonize France

    to find potatoes

  • Question 6
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    Why did the rulers of Spain want a shorter route to the East Indies?

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    to practice fighting wars

    to study a different culture

    to send away their prisoners

    to reach Asia faster for spices

  • Question 7
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    Explorers hoped to find a Northwest Passage that would lead them

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    across the ice of the the North Pole.

    down the entire length of the Mississippi River.

    through North America to Asia.

    into the interior where they could find gold.

  • Question 8
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    Juan Ponce de Leon looked for

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    the Seven Cities of Gold

    a shortcut to Asia.

    a site for a mansion

    the "fountain of youth"

  • Question 9
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    Hernan Cortes fought against

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    the Aztecs in Mexico.

    the Seminoles in Florida.

    the Incas in South America.

    the Mayas in Central America.

  • Question 10
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    Which man explored what is now the southwestern United States?

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    Cartier

    Coronado

    Cabot

    Hudson

  • Question 11
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    Which river did La Salle explore?

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    Colorado

    Hudson

    Mississippi

    Rio Grande

  • Question 12
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    What was the first European settlement in the United States?

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    Ft. Caroline

    Cibola

    St. Augustine

    San Salvador

  • Question 13
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    Columbus and the other explorers thought they had reached Asia, but in time they realized the land was actually

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    Africa

    a new continent

    Australia

    Spain

  • Question 14
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    Henry Hudson's first voyage gave which country a claim in North America?

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    England

    Spain

    France

    Holland

  • Question 15
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    A Spanish explorer who came to the Americas in the 1500s and claimed large areas of land for Spain is called a

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    conquistador

    colony

    pilgrim

    pioneer

  • Question 16
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    A community ruled by another country, not by its own people

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    village

    colony

    town

    northwest passage

  • Question 17
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    A sickness that can pass quickly from one person to another as germs are spread by touch or through the air

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    colony

    settler

    contagious disease

    explorer

  • Question 18
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    On his first voyage in 1609, Henry Hudson said up a river now named

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    the Mississippi River

    the Henry River

    the Hudson River

    the Rio Grande

  • Question 19
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    Between 1540 and 1542, Francisco Vasques de Coronado took a route through what is now

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    the Great Lakes

    Florida

    the Pacific Northwest

    Mexico and the American Southwest

  • Question 20
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    How is a colony different form other places in which people settle?

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    It is ruled by another country.

    It was started many years ago.

    It is designed to be temporary.

    It has a very simple way of life.

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