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Who was the leader of the Aztec Indians in Mexico?
A spanish explorer that set out to conquer Mexico.
A french explorer that gave France a claim to part of the New World?
Who discovered the Grand Canyon while searching for the Seven Cities of Cibola?
Francisco de Coronado
Who discovered the Mississippi River which the Indians called the "Father of Waters"?
Hernando De Soto
English sea captains who raided Spanish boats were called "sea dogs". Who was the most famous "sea dog"?
Sir Frances Drake
Where was the first Spanish settlement in North America?
St. Augustine, Florida
What was France's most important french settlement in the New World?
Who helped found the first French settlement in America?
What three counties had claims to the new world during the years of discovery?
France, Spain, England
What part of the New World was called "New France"?
Italian merchant who visited China and described its riches to Europe
The largest ocean
What is a body of land surrounded on three sides by water?
North America is located in what hemisphere?
An imaginary line that circles the earth halfway between the North and South Pole.
Which country was the first to settle in the New World?
Which country sent "sea dogs" to raid Spanish ships?
Viking who was the first European to visit North America?
What do we call the story of what has happened in the life of a country or people?
Who discovered America? When?
Christopher Columbus 1492
What was Columbus trying to find?
A short sea route to Asia.
What explorer claimed North America for England in 1497?
What explorer first called America a "New World"?
A large land mass is called what?
Study of the earth's surface is called
What is the largest island in the the world?
What did the vikings call America?
Explorer looking for the fountain of youth discovered what part of America?
Where did Columbus first land in the New World?
List the seven continents.
North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Antarctica, Australia
Who discovered the Pacific Ocean and called it "The Great South Sea"?
Who was America named after?
What Portuguese explorer first sailed around Africa to get to Asia?
Vasco da Gama
What Spanish king and queen gave Columbus the money for his voyage?
King Ferdinand & Queen Isabella
What three ships did Columbus use on first voyage?
Nina, Pinta, Santa Maria
Did Columbus know he discovered the New World?
No he thought it was the Indies.
What did Columbus call the people he met in America?
List the four oceans
Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic