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Christopher Columbus

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In 1492, what was Christopher Columbus looking for? A westward route to the Indies
In 1492, what lands were included in the Indies? Southeast Asia, China, and India
Did Christopher Columbus believe his voyages were of major importanace? Yes
In the 1492 expedition, what were the names of Christopher Columbus' three ships? Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria
Did Columbus ever return to Spain with a lot of gold and silver? No
In 1492, what was Christopher Columbus looking for? A westward route to the Indies
In 1492, what lands were included in the Indies? Southeast Asia, China, and India
Did Christopher Columbus believe his voyages were of major importanace? Yes
In the 1492 expedition, what were the names of Christopher Columbus' three ships? Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria
Did Columbus ever return to Spain with a lot of gold and silver? No
What valuables did the Indies have which the Europeans wanted? spices, precious jewels
The Native Americans found by Columbus made their tools out of what? stone
Did Christopher Columbus report that there were mines found in the area he explored? yes
How did Christopher Columbus rank his first voyage to America (eventhough he didn't know where he was)? A great success
The first Indians Columbus encountered thought the explorers were what? gods
Did Columbus' crew fear sea monsters, boiling seas, and falling off a flat earth? No, they knew that their were no monsters, boiling waters, and the world was a sphere
What did the Native Americans use as weapons? bows and arrows and spears
How did the Portuguese reach the Indies? Sailing around Africa
What king and queen gave financial support to Columbus for his voyages? King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain
Did the islands Columbus found have the potential to possess good harbors and ports? yes
What is meant by Cathay? China
Is there any indication Christopher Columbus thought he had discovered a new land? No, he thought he was in Asia.
What did Columbus name the people he found? Indians
The Spanish and Columbus wanted to convert the Indians to what? Christianity
Created by: marthell