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Third Grade (Grade 3) European History Questions

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Grade 3 Exploration
Where was Christopher Columbus originally from?
  1. Italy
  2. North America
  3. Portugal
  4. Spain
Grade 3 Exploration
What were the name of Christopher Columbus's three ships given for his journey?
  1. Nina
  2. Pinta
  3. Santa Maria
  4. All of the Above
Grade 3 Exploration
Who financed Christopher Columbus's trip to find a new route for the Indies?
  1. King and Queen of Spain
  2. King and Queen of Portugal
  3. King and Queen of England
  4. President of the United States
Grade 3 Exploration
Who explored the St. Lawrence Region and the Great Lakes?
  1. Jacques Cartier
  2. Samuel de Champlain
  3. Jean Nicolet
  4. Robert de La Salle
Grade 3 Medieval Europe
The Vikings were best known for their                         .
  1. drawing and painting
  2. shipbuilding and sailing
  3. studying and writing
  4. singing and dancing
Grade 3 Modern Europe
Why is Louis Pasteur an important scientist to people around the world?
  1. He made milk safe for people to drink.
  2. He invented a way to light people's homes
  3. He helped people fight off smallpox
  4. He created many types of machines
Grade 3 Exploration
Which explorer was the first European to arrive at the Mississippi River?
  1. Hernando De Soto
  2. Christopher Columbus
  3. La Salle
  4. D'Iberville
Grade 3 Medieval Europe
The Vikings can best be described as                .
  1. followers
  2. peacemakers
  3. raiders
  4. scholars
Grade 3 Medieval Europe
The area of Europe where the Vikings came from is now called                .
  1. Russia
  2. North America
  3. Scandinavia
  4. Greenland
Grade 3 Medieval Europe
Another name for the Vikings is                .
  1. Norseman
  2. Iceman
  3. trolls
  4. Eskimos
Grade 3 Exploration
Where did Ponce de Leon first land and explore?
  1. in South America
  2. north of present-day St. Augustine, Florida
  3. near Quebec City, Quebec
  4. east of Jamestown, Virginia
Grade 3 Exploration
What European group explored both Florida and Canada?
  1. French
  2. Spanish
  3. Portuguese
  4. Dutch
Grade 3 Exploration
What is exploration?
  1. going on vacation
  2. to travel for the purpose of discovery
  3. searching for gold
Grade 3 Exploration
Which of these explorers did NOT build a settlement in North America?
  1. Christopher Columbus
  2. Samuel de Champlain
  3. Hernando de Soto
  4. Jacques Cartier
Grade 3 Medieval Europe
Viking craft workers were skilled at                             .
  1. building roads
  2. carving dragon heads on wood
  3. making stained glass
  4. building aqueducts.
Grade 3 Exploration
Where was Christopher Columbus originally from?
  1. Genoa, Italy
  2. North America
  3. Portugal
  4. Spain
Grade 3 Exploration
Columbus named the natives "Indians" because he thought he was near India.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 3 Exploration
Who financed Christopher Columbus's trip to find a new route for the Indies?
  1. King and Queen of Spain
  2. King and Queen of Portugal
  3. King and Queen of England
  4. None of the above
Grade 3 Exploration
Columbus explored the land that is now the United States of America.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 3 Exploration
On what date, did Columbus land in the New World?
  1. October 10, 1492
  2. October 12, 1492
  3. July 4, 1492
  4. November 12, 1492
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