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Explorer Test

QuestionAnswer
Vocab-Cartography The science or practice of making maps
Vocab-Circumnavigate To travel around the world
Vocab-Conquistadors One who conquers
Vocab-Expedition a journey or voyage undertaken by a group of people with a particular purpose, especially that of exploration, scientific research, or war
Vocab-Isthmus a narrow strip of land with sea on either side, forming a link between two larger areas of land.
Vocab-Mutiny an open rebellion against the proper authorities, especially by soldiers or sailors against their officers.
Vocab-Navigator a person who directs the route or course of a ship, aircraft, or other form of transportation, especially by using instruments and maps
Vocab-Northwest Passage The Northwest Passage is a sea route connecting the northern Atlantic and Pacific Oceans through the Arctic Ocean, along the northern coast of North America
Vocab-Scurvy a disease caused by a deficiency of vitamin C, characterized by swollen bleeding gums and the opening of previously healed wounds
Vocab-Silk Road The Silk Road or Silk Route was an ancient network of trade routes
Marco Polo goals of exploration and claim to fame Goals- looking for riches Claim to fame- "The Travels of Marco Polo" book, kick started the age of exploration
Bartholomeu Dias goals of exploration and claim to fame Goals-To find new land and find a new route to India and to make it around the tip of Africa Claim to fame-Discovering the Cape of Good Hope / first to make it to the tip of Africa Sailed for- Portugal
Christopher Columbus goals of exploration and claim to fame Goals-in search of new route to Asia and the indies / prove the earth was round Claim to fame-He is said to be one of the first to discover North america (Three ships: Nina, Santa Maria, and the Pinta) Sailed for-Spain
Vasco Da Gama goals of exploration and claim to fame Goals-To find a maritime trade route to India Claim to fame- First European to reach India by sea by going around the tip of Africa Sailed for-Portugal
Amerigo Vespucci goals of exploration and claim to fame Goals-Wanted to find new land/ Asia Claim to fame-The americas were named after him and he "discovered" South America Sailed for- Portugal/Spain
John Cabot goals of exploration and claim to fame Goals-Reach the rich markets of Asia by sailing in a westward direction and to also claim land in North America Claim to fame-His land claim is how we get land for the english colonies which later become the United States Sailed for-England
Vasco Nunez de Balboa goals of exploration and claim to fame Goals-to help establish the first stable settlement on South america, and looking for wealth and fame Claim to fame-the first European to lead an expedition or reach the pacific from the new world Sailed for-Spain
Juan Ponce de Leon goals of exploration and claim to fame Goals-Had an expedition for gold Claim to fame-Discovered Florida Sailed for- Spain
Ferdinand Magellan goals of exploration and claim to fame Goals-trade at the spice islands, find a western sea route Claim to fame-Discovering the magellan straight/ circumnavigating the globe Sailed for- Spain
Hernan Cortes goals of exploration and claim to fame Goals-Conquer Mexico for Spain, wealth, and fame Claim to fame-Conquered Aztecs, claimed Mexico for Spain Sailed for- Spain
Francisco Pizarro goals of exploration and claim to fame Goals- Becoming wealthy and expanding Spain Claim to fame-Claimed peru and cusco and claimed/destoryed the incan empire Sailed for- Spain
Jacques Cartier goals of exploration and claim to fame Goals-looking for the northwest passage to Asia Claim to fame-Claimed and named Canada claimed and land for France Sailed for- France
Hernando de Soto goals of exploration and claim to fame Goals-fame, fortune, and gold Claim to fame-Explored and claimed the mississippi river area Sailed for- Spain
Francisco Coronado goals of exploration and claim to fame Goals-to find the seven cities of gold and get rich Claim to fame-discovered the grand canyon and traveled the colorado river Sailed for-Spain
Sir Francis Drake goals of exploration and claim to fame Goals- Wanted to get rich and find the northwest passage Claim to fame-claimed land for England that will be oregon, raided Spanish settlers Sailed for- England
Samuel de Champlain goals of exploration and claim to fame Goals-northwest passage/ become rich Claim to fame-discovered Quebec and created the first accurate map of the coast Sailed for- France
Henry Hudson goals of exploration and claim to fame Goals-To find the northwestern passage Claim to fame-finding the Hudson river, straight, and bay Sailed for- United Kingdom/Dutch
Caravel fast, sleek ship
Astrolabe an instrument used to measure the stars to help with navigation
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