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Exploration Review 1

review about Eriksson,Columbus,& economic, political, and technological factors

QuestionAnswer
What word means mapmaking? cartography
Who was the first European in North America? Leif Eriksson
What is a tool that shows direction? compass
What is the science sailors use to plot their course and find their location far from land? navigation
Why did others not know about the Vikings' discovery of North America? They did not get along with other Europeans.
What did Europeans want from the Far East? spices
What are some technological factors that led to exploration of the new world? cartography, astrolabe, compass, and caravel
Which country became the first to seek a water route to Asia? Portugal
Why did Columbus sail west? to search for a water route to the Far East
What was a small and fast ship with triangular sails? caravel
Where did Columbus land in the New World? San Salvador
Which country sent Columbus to sail for them? Spain
Why did European countries send explorers to the New World? They were in economic competition with each other to claim land and become powerful.
What word means relating to money, jobs, and the buying/selling of goods? economy
Created by: lheppeard