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Ch 1 & 2

US History 4th grade

QuestionAnswer
What is the largest ocean? Pacific
What is the largest continent? Asia
Which continent did Columbus hope to reach? Asia
Which continent is responsible for the settlement of the New World? Europe
Which countries claimed land in the New World? Spain, England, France
Which country finally sent settlers who brought ideas about freedom based on the Bible? England
Which country made friends with the Indians and began trading with them for furs? France
Which country was the first to begin settlement in the New World? France
Which country gave Columbus the money he needed for his journey? Spain
What was the first Spanish settlement in America? St. Augustine
Which country sent Sir Francis Drake and other "sea dogs" to raid Spanish ships? England
Which country sent Vasco de Gama around Africa to find India? Portugal
What year did Columbus discover America? 1492
Where did Columbus first land? San Salvador
What was Canada first named? New France
What great Indian tribe lived in what is now Mexico? The Aztecs
True or False: North America is located in the Western Hemisphere True
What is a peninsula? a part of land that has water completely surrounding it on 3 sides
How many continents are there? 7
How many oceans are there? 4
Who was the most famous seadog? Sir Francis Drake
Who discovered the Grand Canyon? Coronado
Who founded the first permanent French settlement? Champlain
Who discovered Florida while looking for the Fountain of Youth? Ponce de Leon
Who discovered the Mississippi River? de Soto
Who discovered the Pacific Ocean and called it the Great South Sea? Balboa
Who was an Italian from Genoa, Italy who spent most of his life as a sailor and thought he discovered India in 1492? Columbus
What are the names of Columbus' 3 ships? Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria
Who was the Italian merchant who visited China and described its riches to Europe? Marco Polo
Who was the explorer who was the first to call America the New World? (America was named after him) Vespucci
Created by: smart614