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Grade 4 History Ch 1

Grade 4 History Ch 1 Checkup

What is a continent? a large mass of land
What are the seven continents? Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, North America, South America, and Antarctica
What is history? the story of what has happened in the life of a country of people
What is the study of the surface of the earth called? geography
What continent is responsible for the settlement of America? Europe
What are the four oceans? Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, and Arctic
What was Columbus searching for when he found America? a short sea route to Asia
Who told Europeans about Columbus's journey to China? Marco Polo
Name Columbus's three ships. Nina, Pinta, Santa Maria
What happened on October 12, 1942? Columbus discovered America
Where did Columbus land? San Salvador
What did Columbus call the people he met in America? Indians
What group from Scandinavia were the first Europeans to visit America? the Vikings
When did the Vikings land in America? approximately AD 1000
What did the Vikings call America? Vinland
What did John Cabot claim for England in 1497? North America
What did the name America first stand for? South America
What Portuguese explorer first sailed around Africa to get to Asia? Vasco da Gama
Who was the first Spaniard to reach the Pacific Ocean? Balboa
What did Balboa name the Pacific the Great South Sea
What explorer wanted to find the Fountain of Youth? Ponce de Leon
What land did Ponce de Leon explore? Florida
Created by: mbrennan262