Top Ten Explorers To The Americas

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  • 1. 
    Which explorer was born in Extremadura, Spain?
    • A. 

      Christopher Columbus

    • B. 

      Hernando de Soto

    • C. 

      Jacques Cartier

    • D. 

      Francisco Vasquez de Coronado

    • E. 

      Lief Eriksson

  • 2. 
    Why did Hernando de Soto explore?
    • A. 

      To search for gold and a passage to China.

    • B. 

      To find new and interesting animals.

    • C. 

      To find a shorter route to India.

    • D. 

      To buy spices and silk.

    • E. 

      Because he liked to be outdoors.

  • 3. 
    What language(s) did Lief Eriksson speak?
    • A. 

      French and English

    • B. 

      Russian and English

    • C. 

      Russian and Irish Gaelic

    • D. 

      Vietnamese and English

    • E. 

      Spanish and French

  • 4. 
    How did Amerigo Vespucci pay for his voyage?
    • A. 

      He won the lottery.

    • B. 

      He campaigned for money.

    • C. 

      He got money from a King.

    • D. 

      He had companies pay for his ships.

    • E. 

      He was a pirate.

  • 5. 
    On average, how many miles per day did Amerigo Vespucci travel?
    • A. 

      Less than 20 miles per day

    • B. 

      Between 20 and 100

    • C. 

      Between 100 and 200

    • D. 

      Between 200 and 500

    • E. 

      More than 500 miles per day

  • 6. 
    Where is Christopher Columbus from?
    • A. 

      Italy

    • B. 

      Spain

    • C. 

      France

    • D. 

      England

    • E. 

      Portugal

  • 7. 
    What navigating skills did Jacques Cartier have?
    • A. 

      He was good at raising money.

    • B. 

      He could read well.

    • C. 

      He knew a lot of geography.

    • D. 

      He was a good swimmer.

    • E. 

      He was a good seaman and leader.

  • 8. 
    How many days did John Cabot's voyage take to North America?
    • A. 

      1 year and 2 months

    • B. 

      Less than 2 months

    • C. 

      Between 6 and 10 months

    • D. 

      48 days

    • E. 

      600 days

  • 9. 
    Why did Francisco Vasquez de Coronado go explore?
    • A. 

      He wanted to find the rare red breasted monkeys.

    • B. 

      He was looking for a passage to the northwest.

    • C. 

      He needed to finance his children's university education.

    • D. 

      He wanted to find a passage to India.

    • E. 

      He was looking for the seven cities of gold.

  • 10. 
    Where is Henry Hudson from?
    • A. 

      He was from Canada.

    • B. 

      He was from the United States.

    • C. 

      He was from England.

    • D. 

      He was from Amsterdam, Holland.

    • E. 

      He was born in Paris, France.

  • 11. 
    Where is Lief Eriksson from?
    • A. 

      Italy

    • B. 

      France

    • C. 

      Finland

    • D. 

      Spain

    • E. 

      Iceland

  • 12. 
    How many days did Christopher Columbus' trip take?
    • A. 

      3 months

    • B. 

      4 months

    • C. 

      5 months

    • D. 

      6 months

    • E. 

      7 months

  • 13. 
    Where did Hernando Cortes explore?
    • A. 

      Canada

    • B. 

      Mexico

    • C. 

      The U.S.A.

    • D. 

      Iceland

    • E. 

      South America

  • 14. 
    How did Francisco Vasquez de Coronado pay for his voyage?
    • A. 

      His wife paid.

    • B. 

      His king paid.

    • C. 

      A group of business men paid.

    • D. 

      He sold his lands to pay.

    • E. 

      He borrowed from a bank to pay.

  • 15. 
    What place did Hernando de Soto explore?
    • A. 

      Canada

    • B. 

      The arctic ocean.

    • C. 

      Florida

    • D. 

      South America.

    • E. 

      The Mississippi River.

  • 16. 
    • A. 

      French and English

    • B. 

      English and Spanish

    • C. 

      Italian and English

    • D. 

      English and German

    • E. 

      Spanish and Italian

  • 17. 
    Where is Giovanni da Verranzano from?
    • A. 

      Venice, Italy

    • B. 

      Tuscany, Italy

    • C. 

      Genoa, Italy

    • D. 

      Florence, Italy

    • E. 

      Extremadura, Italy

  • 18. 
    Why did Jacques Cartier explore?
    • A. 

      To find gold and riches in South America.

    • B. 

      Because King Francis 1 asked to discover land to find gold and precious things.

    • C. 

      To find a shorter passage to China.

    • D. 

      To discover a route through the Arctic Ocean.

    • E. 

      To find the fountain of youth in Mexico.

  • 19. 
    Why did Henry Hudson explore?
    • A. 

      His Queen wanted him to find new lands.

    • B. 

      He wanted to find a shorter route to China.

    • C. 

      He wanted to find a city of gold in South America.

    • D. 

      He wanted to explore the Atlantic coast of the US.

    • E. 

      He was adventurous and wanted to find gold & spices.