Exploration And Colonization Of America: Quiz!

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Christopher Columbus is seen as the navigator who discovered North America. His discovery led to more people coming into the Americas and trying to get a piece of it for themselves. This test assesses your knowledge of the European exploration and colonization of the Americas. Do you think you have what it takes to pass it? Give it a shot and get to find out!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which 3 major European countries explored and colonized the Americas?
    • A. 

      England, France, and Portugal

    • B. 

      England, France, and Spain

    • C. 

      France, Portugal, and Spain

  • 2. 
    Exploration means:
    • A. 

      A journey made for a special purpose.

    • B. 

      The science of determining a ship’s location and direction.

    • C. 

      To travel for the purpose of discovery.

  • 3. 
    Why did the Spanish explore the Americas?
    • A. 

      To find gold and riches.

    • B. 

      To discover more land.

    • C. 

      To spread Christianity.

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    A settlement far away from the country that rules it is called 
    • A. 

      A caravel.

    • B. 

      A colony.

    • C. 

      An expedition.

  • 5. 
    What object appears in the image below?   
    • A. 

      A caravel

    • B. 

      A colony

    • C. 

      A conquistador

  • 6. 
       Using the picture on the left answer the following         question. Where did these animals come from?
    • A. 

      The Americas

    • B. 

      Africa

    • C. 

      Europe

  • 7. 
    A Spanish conqueror who first came to the Americas in the 1500s is called a:
    • A. 

      Conquistador.

    • B. 

      Indentured servant.

    • C. 

      Missionary.

  • 8. 
    Who is pictured in the image below?
    • A. 

      Aztec warriors

    • B. 

      French soldiers

    • C. 

      Spanish conquistadors

  • 9. 
    A missionary is:
    • A. 

      A person who investigates unknown regions or areas.

    • B. 

      A person who teaches his or her religion to people of different beliefs.

    • C. 

      A shop owner.

  • 10. 
    How did the Spanish colonies affect the Americas?
    • A. 

      The Spanish built new buildings.

    • B. 

      The Spanish spread their language and religion.

    • C. 

      The natives were used as slaves.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    The practice of people owning other people and forcing them to work is...
    • A. 

      A colony.

    • B. 

      Missionary.

    • C. 

      Slavery.

  • 12. 
    An expedition is:
    • A. 

      A journey made for a special purpose.

    • B. 

      A settlement far away from the country that rules it.

    • C. 

      To travel for the purpose of discovery.

  • 13. 
    A German mapmaker named America in honor of...
    • A. 

      Amerigo Vespucci.

    • B. 

      Christopher Columbus.

    • C. 

      Henry Hudson.

    • D. 

      Ferdinand Magellan.

  • 14. 
    A fast sailing ship that could be easily steered and hold large amounts of cargo is...
    • A. 

      A caravel.

    • B. 

      A colony.

    • C. 

      A missionary.

  • 15. 
    The English and French traveled to North America to find better items to trade, more land, and riches.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer who discovered an island in the Caribbean and accidentally found a new landmass (the Americas).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Which of the following defines the Columbian Exchange?
    • A. 

      Changing sugarcane into sugar to sell for a huge profit.

    • B. 

      Sharing riches from one land t o another in the Western hemisphere.

    • C. 

      Moving people and their way of life between the Eastern and Western Hemisphere.

    • D. 

      Using missionaries to convert Indians to Christianity in the Eastern Hemisphere.

  • 18. 
    The Columbian Exchange was the trading of goods from the West (the Americas) and the East (Asia).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    How did Columbus's voyages impact the Americas?  
    • A. 

      Explorers and settlers abandoned their plans to colonize the West Indies.

    • B. 

      The Indians returned to Asia with Columbus.

    • C. 

      Columbus showed Europeans the way to the Americas.

    • D. 

      The Indians showed the Europeans how to breed stronger horses.

  • 20. 
    Which BEST describes the factors that enabled Cortes to defeat the Aztecs?
    • A. 

      Metal armor, muskets, horses, and allies.

    • B. 

      Stone weapons, muskets, and allies.

    • C. 

      Larger forces, better weapons, and horses.

    • D. 

      Disease, allies, and more men.

  • 21. 
    To convert is the capture or taking of something by force. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    A plantation is a settlement far from the country that rules it. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    An encomienda is a legal system established by Spain, which regulates Indian labor and rewards conquerors.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Who is this famous explorer who is of Italian nationality?   
    • A. 

      Coronado

    • B. 

      Pizarro

    • C. 

      Columbus

    • D. 

      Cortes