How Much Do You Know About World Explorers?

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How Much Do You Know About World Explorers?

Explorers have had a lot of contributions in the world today, and it is thanks to them that people have known that there are other people outside their countries or continents. We have learned about a lot of explorers in the history class and their contributions. See how much you remember from our discussions by taking the test below. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Sailed to San Salvador in the New World.
    • A. 

      Ferdinand Magellan

    • B. 

      Bartolomeau Dias

    • C. 

      Christopher Columbus

    • D. 

      Henry the Navigator

    • E. 

      Leif Eriksson

  • 2. 
    Prince who created navigation school in Sagres, Portugal.
    • A. 

      Bartolomeau Dias

    • B. 

      Vasco da Gama

    • C. 

      Vasco de Balboa

    • D. 

      Leif Eriksson

    • E. 

      Henry the Navigator

  • 3. 
    Sailed from Portugal to India.
    • A. 

      Henry the Navigator

    • B. 

      Vasco da Gama

    • C. 

      Christopher Columbus

    • D. 

      Bartolomeau Dias

    • E. 

      Leif Eriksson

  • 4. 
    Explored the isthmus of Panama and discovered the Pacific Ocean.
    • A. 

      Leif Eriksson

    • B. 

      Vasco da Gama

    • C. 

      Ferdinand Magellan

    • D. 

      Vasco de Balboa

    • E. 

      Amerigo Vaspucci

  • 5. 
    Cartographer and explorer who discovered much of the Americas
    • A. 

      Christopher Columbus

    • B. 

      Ferdinand Magellan

    • C. 

      Vasco da Gama

    • D. 

      Vasco de Balboa

    • E. 

      Amerigo Vaspucci

  • 6. 
    Discovered the Cape of Good Hope when he sailed to the tip of Africa
    • A. 

      Bartolomeau Dias

    • B. 

      Amerigo Vaspucci

    • C. 

      Ferdinand Magellan

    • D. 

      Vasco de Balboa

    • E. 

      Christopher Columbus

  • 7. 
    Lead the first expedition to circumnavigate around the world.
    • A. 

      Vasco da Gama

    • B. 

      Bartolomeau Dias

    • C. 

      Christopher Columbus

    • D. 

      Ferdinand Magellan

    • E. 

      Vasco de Balboa

  • 8. 
    New ships known as caravels were developed during the age of exploration to compete with the galleons that many Europeans used at that time.   Check the following three boxes that are appropriate of these new caravels that aided exploration.
    • A. 

      Large ships used to carry cargo and troops

    • B. 

      Small ships which were easy to sail and navigate

    • C. 

      Very quick compared to galleons

    • D. 

      Very slow compared to galleons

    • E. 

      The Nina was an example of a caravel

    • F. 

      The Santa Maria was an example of a caravel

  • 9. 
    Which of the following two instruments aided sailors to navigate the Oceans during age of exploration?
    • A. 

      Astrolabe

    • B. 

      GPS

    • C. 

      Compass

    • D. 

      Iphone

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is not one of the 3 G’s of Exploration?
    • A. 

      Gold

    • B. 

      Glory

    • C. 

      Gondola

    • D. 

      God

  • 11. 
    What Cape was located at the tip of South America?
    • A. 

      Horn

    • B. 

      Cod

    • C. 

      Good Hope

    • D. 

      Canaveral

  • 12. 
    What disease caused explores to die during long voyages at sea?
    • A. 

      Small Pox

    • B. 

      Scurvy

    • C. 

      Ebola

    • D. 

      Aids

  • 13. 
    What was the Spanish Conquistador who attacked the Aztecs?
    • A. 

      Columbus

    • B. 

      De Leon

    • C. 

      Cortes

    • D. 

      Pizzaro

  • 14. 
    What was the Spanish Conquistador who attacked the Incas?
    • A. 

      Columbus

    • B. 

      De Leon

    • C. 

      Cortes

    • D. 

      Pizzaro

  • 15. 
    What disease killed the Aztecs?
    • A. 

      Small Pox

    • B. 

      Ebola

    • C. 

      Scurvy

    • D. 

      Aids

  • 16. 
    What was the imaginary all water route through North America that many explorers looked for?
    • A. 

      Panama canal

    • B. 

      Transcontinental Railroad

    • C. 

      Northwest Passage

    • D. 

      Circumnavigation

  • 17. 
    Who mapped the New York River Valley looking for Northwest Passage for the Dutch East Indian Company?
    • A. 

      Columbus

    • B. 

      Hudson

    • C. 

      La Salle

    • D. 

      Joliet and Marqyuette

  • 18. 
    How important did Columbus think he was to the expedition? Explain. 
  • 19. 
    How important did Columbus think he was to the expedition? Explain.
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