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Explorers Come to the New World

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What did Marquette and Joliet explore? upper Mississippi River
What did Jacque Cartier explore? St. Lawrence River
What did Hernando Cortes explore and conquer? Mexico
What did Vasco Nunez de Balboa explore and claim for Spain? Isthmus of Panama
What area of South America was explored by Amerigo Vespucci? northern coast of South America
What area of the Americas was explored by John Cabot? east coast of North America
What region did Samuel de Champlain explore? Great Lakes
What modern-day country was first explored by Pedro Cabral? Brazil
What was explored and named by Ponce de Leon? Florida
What area of South America was conquered by Francisco Pizarro? Peru
What is the name of the narrow channel found at the tip of South America? It connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Strait of Magellan
The New World is completely located in what hemisphere? Western
What two continents make up the New World? North America and South America
Where did Christopher Columbus think he had landed? East Indies
What continent(s) lies across the Atlantic Ocean from Europe? North and South America
Name two islands, once claimed by Vikings, which some explorers sailed past on their way to America. Iceland and Greenland
What ocean is located between Africa, Asia and Australia? Indian
What were the early European explorers looking for? A passage to Asia
Created by: marthell