European Exploration

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which event lead to the European search for a water route to Asia?
    • A. 

      Columbian Exchange

    • B. 

      Norse discovery of North America

    • C. 

      Christopher Columbus' 3rd voyage

    • D. 

      The Fall of Constantinople to the Ottomans.

  • 2. 
    Spanish conquerors were known as....
    • A. 

      Matadors

    • B. 

      Conquistadors

    • C. 

      Vaqueros

    • D. 

      Guerillas

  • 3. 
    Europeans began to explore the Americas following which event?
    • A. 

      Norse landing in North America

    • B. 

      Native American migration from Asia

    • C. 

      Columbus' 1st voyage and "discovery" of the New World.

    • D. 

      The Crusades

  • 4. 
    What nation defeated the Spanish Armada?
    • A. 

      Norway

    • B. 

      France

    • C. 

      England

    • D. 

      China

  • 5. 
    When Henry Hudson discovered the Hudson River he was searching for a waterway through North America. What is the name for this mythical passageway?
    • A. 

      Northwest Vanal

    • B. 

      Northwest Passage

    • C. 

      Northwest Voyage

    • D. 

      Northern Way

  • 6. 
    Where was Columbus trying to sail to when he landed in North America? 
    • A. 

      Europe

    • B. 

      Asia

    • C. 

      Italy

    • D. 

      Africa

  • 7. 
    What does the chart represent?
    • A. 

      Columbian Exchange

    • B. 

      Northwest Passage

    • C. 

      Silk Road

    • D. 

      Fertile Crescent

  • 8. 
    What was the primary cause of death for Native Americans?
    • A. 

      Guns

    • B. 

      Famine

    • C. 

      Disease

    • D. 

      Dehydration

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is the best example of a primary source?
    • A. 

      Newspaper article about Henry Hudson

    • B. 

      Encyclopedia article about Henry Hudson

    • C. 

      A page from the diary of Henry Hudson

    • D. 

      A website about Henry Hudson

  • 10. 
    The Iroquois building their longhouse from trees is an example of...
    • A. 

      Adapting to one's environment

    • B. 

      Ethnocentrism

    • C. 

      The Columbian Exchange

    • D. 

      Mercantilism

  • 11. 
    Why did Native Americans develop so many different cultures?
    • A. 

      They wanted to be like the English

    • B. 

      They were seeking the Northwest Passage

    • C. 

      They came from different environments

    • D. 

      They were monotheistic

  • 12. 
    Why was the Iroquois Confederacy created?
    • A. 

      To wage war on Canada

    • B. 

      To make peace among the tribes

    • C. 

      To trade with Asia

    • D. 

      To conquer the Aztecs