Explorer Quiz

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Explorer Quiz

How much do you know about French and Spanish Explorers? Test your knowledge!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Magellan was the first man to sail around the world
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    The Incas promised Francisco Pizzaro they would fill a room with gold
    • A. 

      To a mark he drew on the wall

    • B. 

      To the top

    • C. 

      The Incas didn't promise

    • D. 

      When the Incas filled it, Pizzaro's men killed him to get the gold

    • E. 

      Waist high

  • 3. 
    Who was Atahualpa?
    • A. 

      Pizzaro's horse

    • B. 

      Pizzaro's wife

    • C. 

      The Incan Queen

    • D. 

      The Incan Prince Pizzaro held captive

    • E. 

      Nobody

  • 4. 
    Francisco Pizzaro could not
    • A. 

      Eat nuts

    • B. 

      Write his name

    • C. 

      Walk

    • D. 

      Talk

    • E. 

      Hear

  • 5. 
    When Pizzaro rode into the Incan city, the Inca's
    • A. 

      Thought he was a God

    • B. 

      Killed him

    • C. 

      Thought horse and rider were one animal

    • D. 

      Fainted

    • E. 

      Tied him to a boat and pushed him down the amazon

  • 6. 
    Hernando De Soto marched across the Eastern United States because
    • A. 

      He was looking for gold

    • B. 

      He was looking for his long lost father, Antonio De Soto

    • C. 

      To trade with the Indians

  • 7. 
    Hernando De Soto helped Francisco Pizzaro to
    • A. 

      Colonize Panama and Guatemala

    • B. 

      Conquer the Incas

    • C. 

      Sail around South America to the Pacific Ocean

    • D. 

      Find gold

  • 8. 
    What did Hernando De Soto discover
    • A. 

      Gulf of Mexico

    • B. 

      Texas

    • C. 

      The Mississippi river

    • D. 

      Cuba and Jamaica

    • E. 

      Florida and Bahamas

  • 9. 
    Amerigo Vespucci was born in
    • A. 

      Venice, Italy

    • B. 

      Seville, Spain

    • C. 

      Florence, Italy

    • D. 

      Paris, France

    • E. 

      New York

  • 10. 
    Who was Juan De La Cosa
    • A. 

      A member of Vespucci's ship who once had sailed with Columbus

    • B. 

      A stowaway on one of Columbus ships

    • C. 

      Marco Polo's Grandfather

    • D. 

      Nobody

  • 11. 
    How many voyages to America did Amerigo Vespucci take?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      0

    • D. 

      3

    • E. 

      4

  • 12. 
    Henry Hudson made two attempts to find a fast northern route to the East. What spoiled them?
    • A. 

      Bad weather and storms

    • B. 

      Natives

    • C. 

      Ice

    • D. 

      Meteors

    • E. 

      The king wouldn't let him go

  • 13. 
    What did Jacques Marqette and Louis Joliet discover?
    • A. 

      Sail down the Mississippi River

    • B. 

      Nothing. They were never explorers

    • C. 

      Look for gold

    • D. 

      Discover California

    • E. 

      Explore the Mojave and Sonoran Desert