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Age of Exploration

What do you know about discoveries of new worlds and trading routes?
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1. Which Norse explorer founded the first settlement in Greenland?
Leif Erikson
Ragnar Lodbrok
Erik the Red
Roald Amundsen
2. Who was the first European to land in North America?
Ferdinand Magellan
Amerigo Vespucci
Leif Ericson
Christopher Columbus
3. Who was one of the first explorers to travel the Silk Road, travel around Asia and visit China?
Abel Tasman
Marco Polo
Christopher Columbus
Vasco da Gama
4. Ibn Battuta was known for exploring Africa, Europe, the Middle East and India for 30 years. Where was he from?
Algeria
Saudi Arabia
Morocco
Egypt
5. Who was the first European to sail around the southernmost tip of Africa (Cape of Good Hope)?
Ferdinand Magellan
Bartolomeu Dias
Vasco da Gama
Christopher Columbus
6. Where was Christopher Columbus from?
Genova
Lisbon
Venice
Barcelona
7. Why did Christopher Columbus set sails?
To find the Northwest Passage
To discover North America
To find a faster route to Asia
To find gold in new lands
8. When did Christopher Columbus land for the first time in America?
1493
1498
1492
1502
9. How many journeys made Christopher Columbus across the Atlantic Ocean from Spain?
1 journey
6 journeys
2 journeys
4 journeys
10. Which of the following ships did not belong to Christopher Columbus?
Santa Maria
Nina
Pinta
San Antonio
11. Who discovered a sea route to India in 1497-1498?
Vasco da Gama
Francis Drake
Marco Polo
James Cook
12. America was named after which explorer?
Vespucci
Pizarro
Cortes
Columbus
13. Which explorer named Florida and became the first governor of Puerto Rico?
Juan Ponce De León
Juan Sebastián Elcano
Francisco Pizarro
Jacques Cartier
14. Which explorer is often credited as being the first person to have circumnavigated the globe?
Willem Barentsz
Ferdinand Magellan
John Cabot
Christopher Columbus
15. Who completed the first circumnavigation of the globe in a single expedition after its captain was killed?
Henry Hudson
Juan Sebastián Elcano
Christopher Columbus
James Cook
16. Which nationality was Ferdinand Magellan?
Italian
Portuguese
Spanish
French
17. Which explorer is known for defeating the Aztec Empire and taking Mexico in the name of Spain in 1521?
Hernan Cortes
Amerigo Vespucci
Francisco Pizarro
John Cabot
18. Who conquered the Incas in 1532?
Hernan Cortes
Amerigo Vespucci
Francisco Pizarro
Christopher Columbus
19. English courtier Sir Walter Raleigh made two trips to search for "El Dorado". Where did he believe it was located?
South America
Africa
Asia
North America
20. What was the name of explorer Hudson who sailed the Atlantic Coast, before discovering what would become the Hudson river?
John
Henry
Christopher
James
21. Which explorer settled Quebec in 1608, mapped the St. Lawrence river and created a colony for “New France”?
Jean François La Pérouse
Louis Antoine de Bougainville
Sir Francis Drake
Samuel De Champlain
22. In 1643, who led the first known European expedition to reach New Zealand and to sight the Fiji islands?
John Cabot
Hernando de Soto
Abel Tasman
James Cook
23. Who explored the Siberian Far East and Alaska and claimed it for Russia?
Leif Ericson
Abel Tasman
John Cabot
Vitus Bering
24. Which English naval captain explored much of the Pacific including New Zealand, Australia and Hawaii?
Francis Drake
James Cook
Robert Peary
Henry Hudson
25. Who was the French Navy officer and explorer whose expedition vanished in Oceania?
Juan Ponce de León
Francisco Vásquez de Coronado
Jean François La Pérouse
Jacques Cartier
26. Gordon Laing reached Timbuktu in the early 19th century. Where is it located?
in Africa
in Central America
in Asia
in South America
27. What was the name of the first American expedition to cross the western portion of the USA from 1804 to 1806?
Pond & Thompson Expedition
Lewis & Clark Expedition
Ham & McKenzie Expedition
Smith & Frazier Expedition
28. Which continent were David Livingstone and Henry Stanley exploring?
South America
Africa
North America
Australia
29. Which explorer led the lost expedition to the Arctic departing in 1845, when all 129 men on board died?
John Cabot
Sir Francis Drake
James Cook
John Franklin
30. What was the name of an American journalist who was widely known for her record-breaking trip around the world in 72 days?
Kelly Bly
Billie Bly
Nellie Bly
Sally Bly
31. Who first sailed through the Northwest Passage from 1903 to 1906?
John Cabot
Roald Amundsen
Francis Drake
Jacques Cartier
32. When did Robert Peary conquest the North Pole?
1809
1909
1609
1509
33. Who led the first expedition to reach the geographic South Pole?
Abel Tasman
Roald Amundsen
Louis Antoine de Bougainville
Robert Scott
34. Who led the infamous Trans-Antarctic Expedition in 1914?
Ernest Shackleton
Vitus Bering
James Cook
Sir Francis Drake
35. Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay were the first people to ever reach what summit?
Mount Blanc
Aconcagua
Kilimanjaro
Mount Everest
36. What was the name of an oceanographer, an explorer, and probably the most famous undersea explorer in recent history?
Jacques Cousteau
Jacques Cartier
Alexander MacKenzie
Pedro Álvares Cabral
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