Exploration In North America

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North America Quizzes & Trivia

European explorations in North America


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Northwest Passage was believed to connect ...
    • A. 

      Spanish and British colonies in America

    • B. 

      Northern Europe and Greenland

    • C. 

      Atlantic and Pacific coasts of North America

    • D. 

      Atlantic and Pacific Oceans in Central America

  • 2. 
    John Cabot was hired by the king of England to find Northwest Passage in...
    • A. 

      1492

    • B. 

      1497

    • C. 

      1524

    • D. 

      1609

  • 3. 
    Italian explorer Giovanni Verrazano was hired by France to find Northwest Passage in...
    • A. 

      1492

    • B. 

      1497

    • C. 

      1524

    • D. 

      1609

  • 4. 
    The Dutch East India merchant company hired Henry Hudson in...
    • A. 

      1492

    • B. 

      1497

    • C. 

      1524

    • D. 

      1609

  • 5. 
    What valuable discovery did John Cabot make sailing southeast of Newfoundland?
    • A. 

      Waters extremely rich with fish

    • B. 

      Northwest Passage

    • C. 

      Gold

    • D. 

      Oil

  • 6. 
    Verrazano explored what now is called...
    • A. 

      New York Harbor and the mouth of the Hudson river

    • B. 

      Newfoundland

    • C. 

      Virginia

    • D. 

      Hudson Bay

  • 7. 
    Henry Hudson explored and described (select all that applies)
    • A. 

      Chesapeake and Delaware Bays

    • B. 

      Northwest Passage

    • C. 

      New Yok Harbor and Hudson River

    • D. 

      Hudson Bay

    • E. 

      Boston Harbor

  • 8. 
    In 1534 what French explorer claimed lands in North America for France?
    • A. 

      Jacques Cartier

    • B. 

      Samuel de Champlain

    • C. 

      Etienne Brule

    • D. 

      Jean Nicolet

  • 9. 
    In 1608 Samuel de Champlain established fur trading post at...
    • A. 

      Torornto

    • B. 

      Ottawa

    • C. 

      Quebec

    • D. 

      Montreal

  • 10. 
    Champlain established good relationship with Native Americans.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    "Allies"  means...
    • A. 

      Business partners

    • B. 

      Close friends

    • C. 

      Political and military partners

    • D. 

      Relatives

  • 12. 
    Champlain's allies were ... (select all that applies)
    • A. 

      Iroqois

    • B. 

      Algonquin

    • C. 

      Wyandot

    • D. 

      Lenni Lenape

  • 13. 
    Seventeen-year-old explorer Etienne Brule was first explorer to see...
    • A. 

      Northwest Passage

    • B. 

      Lake Huron

    • C. 

      Yukon

    • D. 

      Alaska

  • 14. 
    Jean Nicolet followed the route of Brule  and reached Lake Michigan in what year?
    • A. 

      1610

    • B. 

      1617

    • C. 

      1666

    • D. 

      1609