The Early Explorers! Trivia Questions Quiz

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Explorers Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    Juan Ponce de Leon discovered a land covered in flowers and named it...
    • A. 

      America.

    • B. 

      Florida.

    • C. 

      Pacific.

    • D. 

      La Flour.

  • 2. 
    John Cabot was trying to find a route...
    • A. 

      Through the the Stait of Magellan.

    • B. 

      Through the Pacific Ocean.

    • C. 

      To America.

    • D. 

      To the far East.

  • 3. 
    Vespucci wanted to find a passage from the New World to...
    • A. 

      Asia.

    • B. 

      Europe.

    • C. 

      South America.

    • D. 

      North America.

  • 4. 
    Ferdinand Magellan found a body of water and named it the Pacific Ocean because...
    • A. 

      It was very passive.

    • B. 

      His middle name was Pacific.

    • C. 

      Of its calm waters.

    • D. 

      He wanted to name it after the Queen of Portugal.

  • 5. 
    Hernando de Soto wanted to travel to North America to find...
    • A. 

      Natives to convert to Christianity.

    • B. 

      New land to claim for Spain.

    • C. 

      A quick passage to Asia.

    • D. 

      Cities full of gold and silver.

  • 6. 
    Cartier was asked to look for the Northwest Passage, which was a...
    • A. 

      Short route to the Pacific Ocean.

    • B. 

      Long route to the Pacific Ocean.

    • C. 

      Short route to the Atlantic Ocean.

    • D. 

      Long route through the North Ocean.

  • 7. 
    Samuel de Champlain had three goals.  He wanted to...
    • A. 

      Create a map of North America, find a quicker way to get to the Pacific Ocean, and teach Native Americans about France.

    • B. 

      Create a map of North America, find a quicker way to get to the Pacific Ocean, and teach Native Americans about Christianity.

    • C. 

      Create a map of North America, find a quicker way to get to the Atlantic Ocean, and teach Native Americans about Christianity.

    • D. 

      Create a map of the world, find a quicker way to get to the Pacific Ocean, and teach Native Americans about Christianity.

  • 8. 
    Explorers were motivated by many different things.  List three reasons why people started exploring to world.1)2)3)
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