World Exploration Trivia Quiz For 5th Grade!

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  • 1. 
    On his second voyage, Columbus landed on what Island?
    • A. 

      Newfoundland

    • B. 

      Hispaniola

    • C. 

      Greenland

    • D. 

      Cuba

  • 2. 
    The wars to Capture Jerusalem from the Muslim Turks was called
  • 3. 
    The merchant who returned from China to Venice in 1295 and described his travels was...
    • A. 

      Vasco da Gama

    • B. 

      Marco Polo

    • C. 

      Fernando Magellan

    • D. 

      Cristopher Columbus

  • 4. 
    Marco Polo was 17 when the family left for China and 43 when he returned to Venice.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The first Europeans to reach America are believed to be ...
    • A. 

      The Vikings in 11th century

    • B. 

      Italian merchants in 14 century

    • C. 

      Christopher Columbus in 1492

    • D. 

      Amerigo Vespucci

  • 6. 
    Why was Africa a favorite merchant destination in the 14-15th century? 
    • A. 

      Africa was rich in natural resources

    • B. 

      Africa was rich in salt

    • C. 

      Africa was rich in gold

    • D. 

      Africa was poor and needed help

  • 7. 
    Prince Henry of what country set up navigation school in 15the century?
    • A. 

      Britain

    • B. 

      Spain

    • C. 

      Portugal

    • D. 

      France

  • 8. 
    Navigation is a scientific discipline studying ...
    • A. 

      The weather patterns in the world

    • B. 

      The ways of finding direction and following routs at seas

    • C. 

      Technical issues of shipbuilding

    • D. 

      Describing the surface of the Earth

  • 9. 
    What are some tools for practical navigation? 
    • A. 

      Compass

    • B. 

      Maps

    • C. 

      Star maps

    • D. 

      Merchants financial records

  • 10. 
    In 1488 who was the first European to travel around the southern tip of Africa, the Cape of Good Hope?
    • A. 

      Bartolomeu Dias

    • B. 

      Vasco da Gama

    • C. 

      Fernando Magellan

    • D. 

      Marco Polo

  • 11. 
    A line of latitude on the map is called a...
  • 12. 
    A line of longtitude on the map is called a...
  • 13. 
    The Equator is how many degrees latitude?
  • 14. 
    A line of longitude with 0 degrees longitude is called the...
    • A. 

      Equator

    • B. 

      Prime Meridian

    • C. 

      Zero meridian

    • D. 

      Eastern meridian

  • 15. 
    What did the Europeans call the Indies?
    • A. 

      India

    • B. 

      Asia

    • C. 

      China

    • D. 

      Indochina

  • 16. 
    Which were common travel destinations before Columbus?
    • A. 

      Mediterranian Sea

    • B. 

      Black Sea

    • C. 

      South around Africa in the Atlantic

    • D. 

      Across the Atlantic Ocean to the West

    • E. 

      Indian Ocean

  • 17. 
    Columbus's voyage was paid for by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of what country?
    • A. 

      Spain

    • B. 

      Italy

    • C. 

      France

    • D. 

      Portugal

  • 18. 
    What was the year of Columbus's voyage?
  • 19. 
    What did people Columbus met in San Salvador call themselves?
  • 20. 
    What two country are now on the island of Hispaniola? Select two.
    • A. 

      Cuba

    • B. 

      Dominican Republic

    • C. 

      Haiti

    • D. 

      Bahamas

  • 21. 
    Columbian Exchange was barter of goods between Native Americans and Europeans. What could Native Americans provide?
    • A. 

      Horses

    • B. 

      Pigs

    • C. 

      Tomatoes

    • D. 

      Corn

    • E. 

      Potatoes

  • 22. 
    Settlement of non-native people in a new land to develop economy there is called...
    • A. 

      Capital

    • B. 

      Colony

    • C. 

      Fortress

    • D. 

      Fort

  • 23. 
    Spanish troops sent to explore and conquer Central American territories were called the...  (which means "the conquerer")
  • 24. 
    Trading goods without use of money is called...
  • 25. 
    Merchants traveled and traded goods to ...
    • A. 

      Spread knowledge to other countries

    • B. 

      To get profit

    • C. 

      To claim new lands for their countries

    • D. 

      For personal pleasure

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