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Trace the Route of Vasco da Gama on a Map!

Vasco da Gama discovered that he could reach Asia by ship by going around Africa, pioneering a new sea route and beginning Portuguese dominance of global trade. Can you name all the modern-day countries he visited on his first voyage (1497-1499)?
Includes an overseas territory; for this answer, both the name of the country and the name of the territory will work
Quiz by JWatson24
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Last updated: January 18, 2022
First submittedMay 16, 2021
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Countries
Portugal
Canary Islands (Spain)
Cape Verde
South Africa
Countries
Mozambique
Kenya
India
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Level 71
May 16, 2021
If you enjoyed this quiz, try the one I made for Marco Polo, and check back in the future for more quizzes in the Explorers series!
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Level 58
May 17, 2021
I got one nomination, and before I nominated the Marco Polo, I nominated this quiz. Just brilliant. I had just learned about Da Gama in my 7th grade history class.
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Level 71
May 17, 2021
Thanks! :) I have plenty more of these coming up. There's one I'm planning on doing on a more obscure (but also more impressive) explorer than Marco Polo or Vasco da Gama, and I think the map will knock your socks off!
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Level 51
May 17, 2021
Great quiz! Maybe a future update can be drawing lines to depict the route?
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Level 71
May 17, 2021
I don't think I'd be able to do that. It could just be that I'm not sufficiently advanced in terms of SVGs to figure out how to do it, but I also haven't seen an SVG like that on JetPunk and I feel like if it were possible, I'd have already seen it. It would certainly be cool to see that though.
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Level 58
May 17, 2021
The easiest way to do that would be reversing a click map quiz, which would take tons of CSS that Stewart would have to approve before submission, in which case he might say it is a bit too much. Just wait for a mode to come out that can achieve that, honestly.
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Level 61
Oct 20, 2021
You should do Cooks voyages next
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Level 71
Oct 20, 2021
I was planning on doing so sometime, but I'm not sure exactly when. I'm pretty busy right now and unfortunately haven't had time to make many quizzes. I'll definitely try to do it sometime in the coming months when I get the chance, but for now I just ask that you wait.
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Level 66
May 21, 2022
Fun!
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Level 71
May 21, 2022
Thanks!
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Level 75
Sep 14, 2022
Another nice one JW. Nominated.