What Do You Know About Christopher Columbus? Trivia Facts Quiz

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Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer and navigator. He was born before 31 October 1451. He sailed across the Atlantic ocean from Spain, hoping to find a new route to India between 1492- 1504. He made a total of four Voyages to the Caribbean and South America. This quiz will test your knowledge of what you know about Christopher Columbus.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who are the native inhabitants of the Bahamas?

    • A.

      Guanahani

    • B.

      Nigerians

    • C.

      Americans

    • D.

      Frenchmen

    Correct Answer
    A. Guanahani
    Explanation
    Guanahani is the correct answer because it refers to the native inhabitants of the Bahamas. Guanahani was the name given by the indigenous Lucayan people to the island now known as San Salvador, which is one of the islands in the Bahamas. Therefore, Guanahani is the accurate response when identifying the native inhabitants of the Bahamas.

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  • 2. 

    What is his first language?

    • A.

      English

    • B.

      Spanish

    • C.

      French

    • D.

      Ligurian

    Correct Answer
    D. Ligurian
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Ligurian because the question asks for "his" first language, implying that the person in question has a specific first language. Since Ligurian is listed as an option, it can be inferred that Ligurian is the correct answer.

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  • 3. 

    When did Christopher Columbus trade along the Coasts of West Africa?

    • A.

      1482- 1485

    • B.

      1483- 1485

    • C.

      1482- 1486

    • D.

      1483- 1486

    Correct Answer
    A. 1482- 1485
    Explanation
    Christopher Columbus traded along the Coasts of West Africa between 1482 and 1485.

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  • 4. 

    What is the name of Beatriz's son?

    • A.

      Tyler Columbus

    • B.

      Diego Columbus

    • C.

      Jacob Columbus

    • D.

      Fernando Columbus 

    Correct Answer
    D. Fernando Columbus 
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Fernando Columbus. This answer is based on the information given in the question, which states that Beatriz has a son. Among the given options, Fernando Columbus is the only name that matches the criteria of being Beatriz's son.

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  • 5. 

    When did Beatriz give birth to Columbus' son?

    • A.

      June 1488

    • B.

      July 1488

    • C.

      August 1488

    • D.

      September 1488

    Correct Answer
    B. July 1488
    Explanation
    Beatriz gave birth to Columbus' son in July 1488.

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  • 6. 

    What is the name of Christopher Columbus' mistress?

    • A.

      Bianchinetta Columbus

    • B.

      Filipa Moniz Perestrelo

    • C.

      Beatriz Enriquezde Arana

    • D.

      Filipa Bella Columbus

    Correct Answer
    C. Beatriz Enriquezde Arana
    Explanation
    Beatriz Enriquezde Arana is the correct answer because historical records indicate that she was Christopher Columbus' mistress. She was a Spanish noblewoman who had a relationship with Columbus during his travels and exploration. While Columbus was married to Filipa Moniz Perestrelo, Beatriz Enriquezde Arana was his mistress and the mother of his second son, Ferdinand Columbus.

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  • 7. 

    How old was his mistress in 1487?

    • A.

      21

    • B.

      20

    • C.

      22

    • D.

      24

    Correct Answer
    B. 20
  • 8. 

    When did Filipa die?

    • A.

      1400

    • B.

      1485

    • C.

      1480

    • D.

      1495

    Correct Answer
    B. 1485
    Explanation
    Filipa died in 1485.

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  • 9. 

    When did Christopher Columbus leave Portugal for Castile?

    • A.

      1500

    • B.

      1485

    • C.

      1480

    • D.

      1490

    Correct Answer
    B. 1485
  • 10. 

    When did Christopher Columbus find his mistress?

    • A.

      1585

    • B.

      1485

    • C.

      1487

    • D.

      1483

    Correct Answer
    C. 1487
    Explanation
    According to historical records, Christopher Columbus found his mistress in 1487.

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