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