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This trivia quiz is designed to test your general knowledge skills. It is designed to teach us more about the world around us and some of the people that have made their mark in history. Feel like you can tackle it with ease? Well, do give it a try and see how good you will do. Keep an eye out for others like it.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who started Protestantism? 

  • 2. 

    What is the Northwest passage?

  • 3. 

    Where did Ferdinand Magelian reach in 1520?

  • 4. 

    A __________ is a navigation aid that shows the direction of magnetic north. 

    Correct Answer
    N/A
    Explanation
    A compass is a navigation aid that shows the direction of magnetic north.

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  • 5. 

    To go around completely means to ____________________. 

    Correct Answer
    N/A
  • 6. 

    __________ means a narrow water passage between larger bodies of water.

    Correct Answer
    N/A
    Explanation
    The term "narrow water passage between larger bodies of water" refers to a strait. A strait is a naturally formed waterway that connects two larger bodies of water, such as seas or oceans. It is typically characterized by its narrow width and can sometimes be challenging to navigate due to strong currents or shallow depths. Examples of well-known straits include the Strait of Gibraltar, which connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea, and the Strait of Hormuz, which connects the Persian Gulf to the Arabian Sea.

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  • 7. 

    What is technology ?

    • A.

      The use of using electronic devices to answer questions.

    • B.

      The use of scientific knowledge for practical purposes.

    • C.

      The invention of new items to satisfy people's wants and needs.

    • D.

      To use electronics to help do homework.

    Correct Answer
    A. The use of using electronic devices to answer questions.
  • 8. 

    The exchange of plants and animals between the Americas and Europe was called the Columbian Exchange. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the exchange of plants and animals between the Americas and Europe was indeed called the Columbian Exchange. This occurred after Christopher Columbus's voyages to the Americas in the late 15th and early 16th centuries, which led to the transfer of various species between the two continents. This exchange had significant impacts on both regions, including the introduction of new crops, such as potatoes and tomatoes, to Europe, and the introduction of horses and cattle to the Americas.

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  • 9. 

    A pueblo is a town. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A pueblo is a type of town or settlement commonly found in the Southwestern United States, particularly in the states of New Mexico and Arizona. These towns are characterized by their adobe buildings, which are made of clay and straw. Pueblos often have a rich Native American history and are known for their unique architecture and cultural significance. Therefore, the statement that a pueblo is a town is correct.

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  • 10. 

    What is a pueblo?

    • A.

      A street.

    • B.

      A person that came from Mexico.

    • C.

      A home.

    • D.

      A town.

    Correct Answer
    A. A street.
  • 11. 

    Check all that apply to the question. What is a conquistador? 

    • A.

      A Spanish explorer

    • B.

      A military home

    • C.

      A city

    • D.

      A person that goes on a conquest.

    Correct Answer
    A. A Spanish explorer
    Explanation
    A conquistador refers to a Spanish explorer who ventured into the Americas during the 16th century, primarily seeking wealth, land, and power. They played a significant role in the colonization and conquest of the indigenous peoples and territories of the Americas on behalf of the Spanish Empire. The term "conquistador" is derived from the Spanish word "conquistar," which means "to conquer."

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  • 12. 

    Check all that applies to the question. What is immunity? 

    • A.

      A community .

    • B.

      Resistance to a disease.

    • C.

      Becoming sick constantly.

    • D.

      To spread a disease.

    Correct Answer
    A. A community .
  • 13. 

    A mission is a religious community made of a small town, farmland, and a _________.

    Correct Answer
    N/A
  • 14. 

    Protestantism is a form of Catholicism. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Protestantism is a form of Christianity that originated from the Catholic Church during the Reformation in the 16th century. It is considered a separate branch of Christianity, distinct from Catholicism, due to theological and doctrinal differences. Protestantism emphasizes the authority of the Bible, salvation by faith alone, and the priesthood of all believers. Therefore, the statement "Protestantism is a form of Catholicism" is incorrect.

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  • 15. 

    __________ is a war fleet. 

    Correct Answer
    N/A
  • 16. 

    What is a tenant farmer?

    • A.

      A farmer that leases homes.

    • B.

      A settler who worked for a landlord and paid him rent.

    • C.

      A farmer that has to work to make money.

    • D.

      A settler that buys homes.

    Correct Answer
    A. A farmer that leases homes.
    Explanation
    A tenant farmer is a farmer who leases homes, meaning they rent the land they farm from a landlord instead of owning it themselves. This arrangement allows the farmer to use the land for agricultural purposes while paying rent to the landlord. It is a common practice in agricultural communities where individuals may not have the means to purchase their own land.

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  • 17. 

    Reformation took place in the sixteenth century. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "Reformation took place in the sixteenth century" is false. The Reformation actually occurred in the 16th century, specifically starting in 1517 with Martin Luther's Ninety-Five Theses. This movement led to significant changes in the Christian Church, particularly in Western Europe, and had lasting effects on religious, social, and political aspects of society.

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  • 18. 

    Christopher Columbus believed he had discovered India. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Christopher Columbus believed he had discovered India, but in reality, he had actually discovered the Americas. This misconception arose because Columbus was seeking a western route to India, but instead, he landed in the Caribbean islands. This event marked the beginning of European exploration and colonization of the Americas.

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  • 19. 

    Hernando de Soto led an_________________. 

    Correct Answer
    N/A
  • 20. 

    Spanish conquistadors searched for _________________. 

    Correct Answer
    N/A

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