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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
Erik the Red
Roald Amundsen
Ragnar Lodbrok
2. Who was the first European to land in North America?
Leif Ericson
Amerigo Vespucci
Ferdinand Magellan
Christopher Columbus
3. Who was one of the first explorers to travel the Silk Road, travel around Asia and visit China?
Marco Polo
Vasco da Gama
Christopher Columbus
Abel Tasman
4. Ibn Battuta was known for exploring Africa, Europe, the Middle East and India for 30 years. Where was he from?
Saudi Arabia
Egypt
Algeria
Morocco
5. Who was the first European to sail around the southernmost tip of Africa (Cape of Good Hope)?
Christopher Columbus
Bartolomeu Dias
Vasco da Gama
Ferdinand Magellan
6. Where was Christopher Columbus from?
Barcelona
Genova
Venice
Lisbon
7. Why did Christopher Columbus set sails?
To find gold in new lands
To discover North America
To find the Northwest Passage
To find a faster route to Asia
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?
4 journeys
1 journey
6 journeys
2 journeys
10. Which of the following ships did not belong to Christopher Columbus?
Santa Maria
Pinta
Nina
San Antonio
11. Who discovered a sea route to India in 1497-1498?
Marco Polo
James Cook
Francis Drake
Vasco da Gama
12. America was named after which explorer?
Columbus
Pizarro
Cortes
Vespucci
13. Which explorer named Florida and became the first governor of Puerto Rico?
Juan Sebastián Elcano
Jacques Cartier
Francisco Pizarro
Juan Ponce De León
14. Which explorer is often credited as being the first person to have circumnavigated the globe?
John Cabot
Ferdinand Magellan
Willem Barentsz
Christopher Columbus
15. Who completed the first circumnavigation of the globe in a single expedition after its captain was killed?
Juan Sebastián Elcano
Christopher Columbus
James Cook
Henry Hudson
16. Which nationality was Ferdinand Magellan?
Spanish
Portuguese
French
Italian
17. Which explorer is known for defeating the Aztec Empire and taking Mexico in the name of Spain in 1521?
Francisco Pizarro
John Cabot
Hernan Cortes
Amerigo Vespucci
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?
South America
Africa
North America
Asia
20. What was the name of explorer Hudson who sailed the Atlantic Coast, before discovering what would become the Hudson river?
James
Henry
John
Christopher
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?
Hernando de Soto
John Cabot
James Cook
Abel Tasman
23. Who explored the Siberian Far East and Alaska and claimed it for Russia?
Leif Ericson
Abel Tasman
Vitus Bering
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?
Jean François La Pérouse
Francisco Vásquez de Coronado
Jacques Cartier
Juan Ponce de León
26. Gordon Laing reached Timbuktu in the early 19th century. Where is it located?
in Asia
in South America
in Africa
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
Lewis & Clark Expedition
Ham & McKenzie Expedition
Pond & Thompson Expedition
28. Which continent were David Livingstone and Henry Stanley exploring?
North America
Australia
South America
Africa
29. Which explorer led the lost expedition to the Arctic departing in 1845, when all 129 men on board died?
James Cook
John Franklin
John Cabot
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?
Sally Bly
Kelly Bly
Billie Bly
Nellie Bly
31. Who first sailed through the Northwest Passage from 1903 to 1906?
Jacques Cartier
Francis Drake
John Cabot
Roald Amundsen
32. When did Robert Peary conquest the North Pole?
1609
1809
1909
1509
33. Who led the first expedition to reach the geographic South Pole?
Robert Scott
Roald Amundsen
Louis Antoine de Bougainville
Abel Tasman
34. Who led the infamous Trans-Antarctic Expedition in 1914?
Vitus Bering
James Cook
Ernest Shackleton
Sir Francis Drake
35. Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay were the first people to ever reach what summit?
Aconcagua
Kilimanjaro
Mount Blanc
Mount Everest
36. What was the name of an oceanographer, an explorer, and probably the most famous undersea explorer in recent history?
Pedro Álvares Cabral
Alexander MacKenzie
Jacques Cartier
Jacques Cousteau
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