Social Studies Explorers Pre-test

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Social Studies Explorers Pre-test - Quiz

This is a pre-test to see what you already know about explorers.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    This famous explorer was from Italy, but actually sailed for Spain.  He is very famous, but was in reality, way off course!
    • A. 

      Vasco da Gama

    • B. 

      Christopher Columbus

    • C. 

      Ferdinand Magellan

  • 2. 
    Christopher Columbus was the first person to discover America.
    • A. 


    • B. 


  • 3. 
    What were the Spanish explorers mainly searching for in the New World?
    • A. 


    • B. 


    • C. 

      Land to set up colonies

  • 4. 
    What was the main purpose for the people from England to come to America?
    • A. 

      They wanted to trades furs and establish Christianity for the natives who lived here.

    • B. 

      They were searching for gold.

    • C. 

      They were searching for religious and financial freedom by setting up their own colonies.

  • 5. 
    In one or two sentences, tell me what you know about the Conquistadors.
  • 6. 
    Which country was Juan Ponce de Leon from?
    • A. 


    • B. 


    • C. 


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