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Explorers Test

QuestionAnswer
Who explored the Arctic Circle? John Cabot
Who explored the West Indies (cuba, Haiti)? Christopher Columbus
Who sailed around the world? Ferdinand Magellan
Who explored New York and parts of Canada? Henry Hudson
Who explored the Southeastern United States? Hernando de Soto
Who explored Newfoundland in Canada? Leif Eriksson
Who explored the Mississippi River from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico? Robert LaSalle
What does circumnavigate mean? To sail completely around the world.
What is the waterway that explorers where looking for that passed through North America? The Northwest Passage
How many years passed between Eriksson's discovery of North America and the first voyage of Columbus? 500 years
What is a device used for measuring altitude? Astrolabe
Who sponsored Hudson's voyages? England and the Netherlands
What did LaSalle name the land along the Mississippi River that her claimed for France? Louisiana
When did Columbus make his first voyage to North America? 1492
Which ship was small, light, and fast? Caravel
Which ship was big, heavy, and slow? Carrack
Which two explorers reached North America but thought they were in the Indies? Christopher Columbus and John Cabot
What did Hernando de Soto find in South America? Gold
Why was Magellan given credit for being the first person to sail around the world? He was the leader of the crew that completed the voyage.
What are the 3 reasons for exploration? God, Gold, and Glory
Created by: piercem
 

 



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