Ch. 2.2 Europeans Reach The Americas Quiz

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It has been said that Europeans had no idea about the Americas and went there by chance. When the Europeans got to the Americans they called the native people Indians since they thought they had gotten to Asia. Test your facts from chapter 2. 2 on Europeans reach the Americans below.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Columbus, a sailor from __________________, Italy was convinced he could reachc Asia by sailing _________________ across the Atlantic Ocean.
  • 2. 
    Columbus asked King _____________________ and Queen ______________________ of Spain to pay for an expedition across the Atlantic.
  • 3. 
    The imaginary boundary that divided the Atlantic Ocean was the ___________________.
  • 4. 
    In 1501 which explorer and map maker led a Spanish fleet to the coast of present-day South America?
  • 5. 
    Which Portuguese navigator, set out with a fleet to reach the Philippine Islands and the Indian Ocean?
  • 6. 
    To go all the way around the globe is to _________________________ the globe.
  • 7. 
    What was the exchange of plants and animals between the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa called?
  • 8. 
    What treaty moved the Line of Demarcation 800 miles west?
  • 9. 
    Without intending to do so, the explorers introduced deadly new _____________ to the Americas.
  • 10. 
    As part of the trade, Europeans shipped millions of ____________________ to work slaves in the colonies in the New World.