A Trivia Quiz On The Early Explorers!

9 Questions | Total Attempts: 100

SettingsSettingsSettings
Please wait...
A Trivia Quiz On The Early Explorers!

Looking for an engaging way to learn about the early explorers? Here is the best quiz for you. Most people only know about Columbus, who discovered America in 1492. Some would actually dispute that, and it is a subject that is still up for debate. Some of the early explorers of America include Giovanni da Verrazzano, Ferdinand Magellan, Henry Hudson, the Spanish in America, and the French in America, among others. This quiz will show you the history of the early explorers of America.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Giovanni da Verrazzano was one of the first European explorers to reach the North Carolina coast in 1524. He was on a reconnaissance mission for what country?
    • A. 

      France

    • B. 

      England

    • C. 

      Italy

  • 2. 
    In 1526, Spanish explorers landed on the North Carolina coast near a river they called Rio Jordan. What is the modern-day name of this river that flows into the Atlantic Ocean from New Hanover County?
    • A. 

      Tar River

    • B. 

      Neuse River

    • C. 

      Cape Fear River

  • 3. 
    In 1540, a Spanish expedition trekked north from Florida into the North Carolina mountains. The excursion was led by what man whose surname and likeness were later used as an automobile logo?
    • A. 

      Hernando de Soto

    • B. 

      Amerigo Vespucci

    • C. 

      Juan Valdez

  • 4. 
    Troubled by Spain's growing wealth from its New World colonies, what English monarch granted a charter allowing Sir Walter Raleigh to organize an expedition to search for sites to colonize?
    • A. 

      Queen Mary

    • B. 

      Queen Elizabeth I

    • C. 

      Queen Charlotte

  • 5. 
    Sir Walter Raleigh's first expedition reached the Outer Banks on July 4, 1584. The ship, co-captained by Philip Amadas and Arthur Barlowe, is believed to have anchored in what present-day inlet?
    • A. 

      Bogue Inlet

    • B. 

      New River Inlet

    • C. 

      Ocracoke Inlet

  • 6. 
    After exploring the coastline, Amadas and Barlowe set sail for England, taking with them two powerful Indian chieftains. One of these men was called Wanchese, and the other was known by what name?
    • A. 

      Manteo

    • B. 

      Junaluska

    • C. 

      Sequoyah

  • 7. 
    In 1629, what English monarch chartered the land south of Virginia as Carolana, a word formed from the Latin root of his own name?
    • A. 

      King Charles I

    • B. 

      King James II

    • C. 

      Lord Oliver Cromwell

  • 8. 
    In August 1587, English colonists on Roanoke Island recorded the first birth of a child of English parentage in America. What was the child's name?
    • A. 

      Caroline Dare

    • B. 

      Eleanor Dare

    • C. 

      Virginia Dare

  • 9. 
    Spanish explorer Juan Pardo traveled across southeastern America in the mid-1500s, including portions of western North Carolina. Pardo built a fort called San Juan near present-day Morganton in what county?
    • A. 

      Ashe County

    • B. 

      Burke County

    • C. 

      Avery County

Back to Top Back to top