How Well Do You Know Sea Route To India?

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How Well Do You Know Sea Route To India? - Quiz

The sea route to India is an easy route discovered to avoid Muslim, Arabian traders during the medieval period. It was discovered after some years of hardship. So, Test yourself about the sea route to India!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The trip to India from Europe was made via 

    • A.

      Atlantic ocean

    • B.

      Pacific ocean

    • C.

      Meditarean sea

    • D.

      Arctic ocean

    Correct Answer
    A. Atlantic ocean
    Explanation
    The trip from Europe to India would most likely be made via the Atlantic Ocean. This is because the Atlantic Ocean lies between Europe and the Americas, and India is located to the east of Europe. Traveling across the Atlantic Ocean would be the most direct and efficient route to reach India from Europe.

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  • 2. 

    At the time of discovery, the king of Carmllcut was 

    • A.

      Albuquerque

    • B.

      Basin

    • C.

      Altonso

    • D.

      Zamorine

    Correct Answer
    D. Zamorine
  • 3. 

    The discovery of  sea route to India was initiated for the purpose of 

    • A.

      Human trafficking

    • B.

      Drug trafficking

    • C.

      Trade

    • D.

      Mission

    Correct Answer
    C. Trade
    Explanation
    The discovery of the sea route to India was initiated for the purpose of trade. This is because during that time, India was known for its valuable spices, such as pepper, cinnamon, and cloves, which were highly sought after in Europe. Finding a direct sea route to India would allow European traders to bypass the costly and dangerous land routes, enabling them to establish direct trade relations with India and profit from the lucrative spice trade. Therefore, trade was the main motivation behind the exploration and discovery of the sea route to India.

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  • 4. 

    The sea route to India brought the knowledge that 

    • A.

      The earth is occupied mainly by water

    • B.

      The earth is a big planet

    • C.

      The earth is round

    • D.

      The earth contain some mineral resources

    Correct Answer
    C. The earth is round
    Explanation
    The sea route to India brought the knowledge that the earth is round. This is because sailors traveling along the sea route observed that as they sailed further away from the shore, they would eventually lose sight of land, only to see it reappear on the horizon as they approached their destination. This phenomenon could only be explained if the earth was round, as a flat earth would not cause land to disappear and reappear in this way. Therefore, the sea route to India provided evidence that the earth is round.

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  • 5. 

    Cristopher Columbus was a 

    • A.

      Geologist

    • B.

      Geographer

    • C.

      Traveller

    • D.

      Slave trader

    Correct Answer
    B. Geographer
    Explanation
    Cristopher Columbus was a geographer because he was primarily known for his voyages and exploration of the world. He studied and mapped various lands, including the Americas, which greatly contributed to the field of geography. While he did engage in the slave trade and had other roles, his most notable contribution was his geographical discoveries and mapping.

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  • 6. 

    The sea route to India was discovered in 

    • A.

      1499

    • B.

      1497

    • C.

      1498

    • D.

      1496

    Correct Answer
    C. 1498
    Explanation
    In 1498, the sea route to India was discovered. This discovery was made by the Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama. He sailed around the Cape of Good Hope and reached the port of Calicut in India. This discovery opened up a direct sea route from Europe to India, bypassing the overland routes that were previously used. This new route revolutionized trade between Europe and Asia and had a significant impact on the exploration and colonization of the Indian Ocean region by European powers.

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  • 7. 

    The Indian ocean island was named 

    • A.

      Cape of storm

    • B.

      Cape of good hope

    • C.

      Cape of beast

    • D.

      Indies 

    Correct Answer
    B. Cape of good hope
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Cape of good hope. The Cape of Good Hope is a rocky headland on the Atlantic coast of the Cape Peninsula in South Africa. It was named by Portuguese explorer Bartolomeu Dias in 1488 as he successfully navigated the treacherous waters around the cape, giving hope to sailors that they could reach India by sea. The name "Cape of Good Hope" symbolizes the optimism and possibility of finding a new trade route to the Indies.

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  • 8. 

    The sea route to India was finally discovered by 

    • A.

      Cristopher Columbus

    • B.

      Bathelomiu-Diaz

    • C.

      King Manuel

    • D.

      Vasco-da-Gama

    Correct Answer
    D. Vasco-da-Gama
    Explanation
    Vasco-da-Gama is the correct answer because he was the Portuguese explorer who successfully discovered the sea route to India in 1498. This route was significant as it opened up direct trade between Europe and India, bypassing the overland routes that were controlled by the Ottoman Empire. Vasco-da-Gama's discovery had a profound impact on European exploration and trade, leading to the establishment of Portuguese colonies and a significant increase in European influence in the Indian Ocean region.

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  • 9. 

    The people living at indies were called Red indians because of 

    • A.

      Their language

    • B.

      Their dressing

    • C.

      Their body colour

    • D.

      Their taste

    Correct Answer
    C. Their body colour
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "their body colour." The term "Red Indians" was used to describe the indigenous people of the Americas because of their reddish-brown skin color. This term was derived from the initial encounters between European explorers and Native Americans, who had a different skin tone compared to Europeans. It is important to note that the term "Red Indians" is now considered outdated and offensive, and it is more appropriate to use terms like Native Americans or Indigenous peoples.

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  • 10. 

    Before the discovery of sea route to India, goods were carried on these water bodies except 

    • A.

      Walvis bay

    • B.

      Red sea

    • C.

      Persian gulf

    • D.

      Arabian sea

    Correct Answer
    A. Walvis bay
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