Exploration Quiz October 29

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October 29th History Quiz on famous explorers


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Samuel de Champlain

    • A.

      England

    • B.

      France

    • C.

      Spain

    Correct Answer
    B. France
    Explanation
    Samuel de Champlain was a French explorer and cartographer who is known as the "Father of New France" for founding Quebec City in 1608. He made several voyages to North America, mapping and exploring the St. Lawrence River and the Great Lakes region. His efforts were crucial in establishing French colonies in North America and laying the foundation for New France. Therefore, the correct answer is France.

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  • 2. 

    John Cabot

    • A.

      England

    • B.

      France

    • C.

      Spain

    Correct Answer
    A. England
    Explanation
    John Cabot was an Italian explorer who sailed under the English flag. He is known for his voyages to North America, specifically to Newfoundland and Labrador. Cabot was commissioned by King Henry VII of England to explore and claim new lands for England. He made his first voyage in 1497 and is considered the first European since the Vikings to explore mainland North America. Therefore, the correct answer is England.

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  • 3. 

    Robert La Salle

    • A.

      England

    • B.

      France

    • C.

      Spain

    Correct Answer
    B. France
    Explanation
    Robert La Salle was a French explorer who is known for his exploration of the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico. He claimed the region of Louisiana for France and named it after King Louis XIV. La Salle's expeditions played a significant role in expanding French influence in North America during the 17th century. Therefore, it is accurate to say that Robert La Salle is associated with France.

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  • 4. 

    Francisco Coronado

    • A.

      England

    • B.

      France

    • C.

      Spain

    Correct Answer
    C. Spain
    Explanation
    Francisco Coronado was a Spanish explorer who is known for his expedition in search of the Seven Cities of Gold in the 16th century. He was born in Spain and led an expedition from Mexico to present-day Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas, exploring and claiming territories for the Spanish crown. Therefore, the correct answer is Spain.

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  • 5. 

    He claimed the Mississippi River Valley

    • A.

      Samuel de Champlain

    • B.

      John Cabot

    • C.

      Robert La Salle

    • D.

      Franscisco Coronado

    Correct Answer
    C. Robert La Salle
    Explanation
    Robert La Salle claimed the Mississippi River Valley. He was a French explorer who explored the Great Lakes region and the Mississippi River in the late 17th century. La Salle claimed the entire Mississippi River Valley for France and named it Louisiana in honor of King Louis XIV. His exploration and claim of this vast territory played a significant role in expanding French influence in North America.

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  • 6. 

    He established the French settlement of Quebec

    • A.

      Samuel de Champlain

    • B.

      John Cabot

    • C.

      Robert La Salle

    • D.

      Francisco Coronado

    Correct Answer
    A. Samuel de Champlain
    Explanation
    Samuel de Champlain is the correct answer because he is known for establishing the French settlement of Quebec. He was a French explorer and navigator who played a crucial role in the early colonization of Canada. Champlain's establishment of Quebec in 1608 laid the foundation for French influence and control in North America. His efforts in exploring and settling the region greatly impacted the history and development of Canada.

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  • 7. 

    He is Italian by birth and explored eastern Canada

    • A.

      Samuel de Champlain

    • B.

      John Cabot

    • C.

      Robert La Salle

    • D.

      Francisco Coronado

    Correct Answer
    B. John Cabot
    Explanation
    John Cabot is the correct answer because he was an Italian explorer who is known for his exploration of eastern Canada. Cabot was born in Italy but later became a citizen of England. He made several voyages to North America in the late 15th century, including one in 1497 where he reached the coast of present-day Newfoundland and claimed it for England. His exploration played a significant role in the English colonization of North America.

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  • 8. 

    He claimed land in the southwest United States

    • A.

      Samuel de Champlain

    • B.

      John Cabot

    • C.

      Robert La Salle

    • D.

      Francisco Coronado

    Correct Answer
    D. Francisco Coronado
    Explanation
    Francisco Coronado is the correct answer because he is known for claiming land in the southwest United States. Coronado was a Spanish explorer who led an expedition in the 1540s to search for the legendary Seven Cities of Gold. During his journey, he explored areas such as present-day Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Kansas, claiming them for Spain. His exploration played a significant role in the Spanish colonization of the American Southwest.

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  • 9. 

    This country spread Christianity and established trading posts

    • A.

      England

    • B.

      France

    • C.

      Spain

    Correct Answer
    B. France
    Explanation
    France is the correct answer because it is known for spreading Christianity and establishing trading posts. During the Age of Exploration, France played a significant role in expanding Christianity through its missionaries and establishing colonies and trading posts in various parts of the world. French explorers and traders ventured into North America, Africa, and Asia, establishing settlements and engaging in trade. This helped France establish its influence and spread Christianity to new territories, making it the correct answer for the given question.

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  • 10. 

    ________ established settlements and traded with the American Indians

    Correct Answer
    England
    Explanation
    England established settlements and traded with the American Indians. England was one of the European powers that colonized North America in the 17th and 18th centuries. They established colonies such as Jamestown and Plymouth, where they built settlements and engaged in trade with the indigenous people, including the American Indians. This colonization and trade relationship had significant impacts on both the English settlers and the Native American tribes, shaping the history and culture of the region.

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  • 11. 

    England claimed __________ of land

    Correct Answer
    ownership
    own
    possession
    Explanation
    England claimed ownership, own, and possession of the land. This suggests that England believed they had legal rights and control over the land in question. It implies that England considered the land to be their property and that they had the authority to possess and control it.

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  • 12. 

    Name the four obstacles to exploration

  • 13. 

    Name the three accomplishments of exploration

  • 14. 

    What country conquered the middle of the country from New Orleans up the Mississippi River

    • A.

      France

    • B.

      England

    • C.

      Spain

    Correct Answer
    A. France
    Explanation
    France is the correct answer because they were the country that conquered the middle of the country from New Orleans up the Mississippi River. France established its presence in the area through the exploration and colonization efforts of French explorers and settlers, such as René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle. They established settlements and forts along the Mississippi River, including New Orleans, which became a major French colonial city. However, France later ceded this territory to Spain through the Treaty of Fontainebleau in 1762.

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  • 15. 

    What country conquered Central America and Florida?

    Correct Answer
    Spain
    Explanation
    Spain conquered Central America and Florida. Spain was one of the major European powers during the Age of Exploration and colonization. They sent numerous expeditions to the Americas in the 15th and 16th centuries, leading to the establishment of colonies and the conquest of indigenous civilizations. Spain's conquest of Central America and Florida was part of their larger efforts to expand their empire and gain control over valuable resources and territories in the New World.

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