History Quiz: European Exploration And Colonization In America! Trivia Questions

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History Quiz: European Exploration And Colonization In America! Trivia Questions

These trivia questions are on European Exploration and Colonization In America! Most people tend to forget that there was a point that the British controlled America as we know it, and it was a lot of bloodsheds that America came out as a free country. Take this quiz and get to go on a walk in the past. Have fun!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which 3 major European countries explored and colonized the Americas?
    • A. 

      England, France and Portugal

    • B. 

      England, France and Spain

    • C. 

      France, Portugal and Spain

  • 2. 
    Exploration means
    • A. 

      A journey made for a special purpose.

    • B. 

      The science of determining a ship’s location and direction.

    • C. 

      To travel for the purpose of discovery.

  • 3. 
    Why did the Spanish explore the Americas?
    • A. 

      To find gold and riches.

    • B. 

      To discover more land.

    • C. 

      To spread Christianity.

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    Where did this plant come from?
    • A. 

      The Americas

    • B. 

      Asia

    • C. 

      Europe

  • 5. 
    A settlement far away from the country that rules it is called 
    • A. 

      A caravel.

    • B. 

      A colony.

    • C. 

      An expedition.

  • 6. 
    What object appears in the image below?   
    • A. 

      A caravel

    • B. 

      A colony

    • C. 

      A conquistador

  • 7. 
       Using the picture on the left answer the following question. Where did these animals come from?
    • A. 

      The Americas

    • B. 

      Africa

    • C. 

      Europe

  • 8. 
    A Spanish conqueror who first came to the Americas in the 1500s is called a
    • A. 

      Conquistador.

    • B. 

      Indentured servant.

    • C. 

      Missionary.

  • 9. 
    Who is pictured in the image below?
    • A. 

      Aztec warriors

    • B. 

      French soldiers

    • C. 

      Spanish conquistadors

  • 10. 
    A missionary is
    • A. 

      A person who investigates unknown regions or areas.

    • B. 

      A person who teaches his or her religion to people of different beliefs.

    • C. 

      A shop owner.

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      The Spanish built new buildings.

    • B. 

      The Spanish spread their language and religion.

    • C. 

      The natives were used as slaves.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 12. 
    The practice of people owning other people and forcing them to work is...
    • A. 

      A colony.

    • B. 

      Missionary.

    • C. 

      Slavery.

  • 13. 
    An expedition is 
    • A. 

      A journey made for a special purpose.

    • B. 

      A settlement far away from the country that rules it.

    • C. 

      To travel for the purpose of discovery.

  • 14. 
    A German mapmaker named America in honor of...
    • A. 

      Amerigo Vespucci.

    • B. 

      Christopher Columbus.

    • C. 

      Henry Hudson.

    • D. 

      Ferdinand Magellan.

  • 15. 
    A fast sailing ship that could be easily steered and hold large amounts of cargo is...
    • A. 

      A caravel.

    • B. 

      A colony.

    • C. 

      A missionary.

  • 16. 
    The English and French traveled to North America to find better items to trade, more land and riches.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer who discovered an island in the Caribbean and accidentally found a new landmass (the Americas).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    The Columbian Exchange was the trading of goods from the East (the Americas) and the West (Europe).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Which of the following items in the Columbian Exchange came from the Americas? 
    • A. 

      Chocolate

    • B. 

      Onions

    • C. 

      Potatoes

    • D. 

      Wheat

    • E. 

      Wild turkeys

  • 20. 
    Which of the following items in the Columbian Exchange came from Europe? 
    • A. 

      Buffalo or bison

    • B. 

      Cattle

    • C. 

      Horses

    • D. 

      Pigs

    • E. 

      Tomatoes