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Grade 5 Exploration
This person conquered the Aztecs.
  1. Francisco Pizarro
  2. Hernan Cortes
  3. John Cabot
  4. Francisco Coronado
Grade 5 Exploration
This man was sent from England to sail west to find Asia. He believed he landed in Asia but actually landed in Newfoundland, where the Vikings had landed almost 500 years prior.
  1. John Cabot
  2. Henry Hudson
  3. Ferdinand Magellan
  4. Jacques Cartier
Grade 5 Exploration
John Cabot was an Italian captain that was sponsored by which country for exploration?
  1. France
  2. Italy
  3. England
  4. Spain
  5. Holland
Grade 5 Exploration
Which country sponsored Christopher Columbus' voyages?
  1. France
  2. Italy
  3. England
  4. Spain
  5. Netherlands
  6. Germany
Grade 5 Exploration
Columbus sailed to the Americas under the flag of this country.
  1. Portugal
  2. Spain
  3. England
  4. Italy
Grade 5 Exploration
A type of sailing ship used by early explorers was a                
  1. Canoe
  2. Caravel
  3. Schooner
  4. Dugout
Grade 5 Exploration
In the late 1400's and early 1500's, the main reason for European voyages of exploration was
  1. to find new sources of tin and wool.
  2. to improve the navigation skills of Portuguese sailors.
  3. to find new trade routes to China and the East Indies.
  4. to establish foreign colonies to relieve overpopulation.
Grade 5 Exploration
What is NOT one of the economic reasons for European Exploration?
  1. to find a new trade route to Asia
  2. searching for gold
  3. to establish colonies as trading centers
  4. to look for people to use as slaves
Grade 5 Exploration
The Dutch hired this sailor to find a passage through the Americas.
  1. John Cabot
  2. Robert de La Salle
  3. Henry Hudson
  4. Christopher Columbus
Grade 5 Exploration
Juan Ponce de Leon landed on the mainland of North America in search of
  1. food
  2. the fountain of youth
  3. slaves
  4. his countrymen
Grade 5 Exploration
The Portuguese wanted to explore the world because they
  1. wanted more land
  2. were curious
  3. needed new trade routes
  4. wanted to rule the world
Grade 5 Exploration
Marco Polo wrote an account of the marvels of
  1. Asia
  2. Spain
  3. West Indies
  4. Venice
Grade 5 Exploration
          In 1492          , Columbus made the first of        four       trips to the Caribbean on three Spanish ships named            the Nina           ,             the Pinta            , and                   the Santa Maria                  .
Grade 5 Exploration
These sailors were the first to circumnavigate the world.
  1. Christopher Columbus's crew
  2. Amerigo Vespucci's crew
  3. John Cabot's crew
  4. Ferdinand Magellan's crew
Grade 5 Exploration
This French explorer explored the the St. Lawrence region of Canada.
  1. Cartier
  2. Verrazano
  3. deSoto
  4. Hudson
Grade 5 Exploration
While not an explorer himself,                      started a navigational school in Portugal.
  1. Christopher Columbus
  2. Prince Henry
  3. Amerigo Vespucci
  4. Vasco daGama
Grade 5 Exploration
This Spanish explorer was very cruel to the natives when he conquered the the Aztec of Mexico.
  1. Pizarro
  2. deLeon
  3. Cortez
  4. Balboa
Grade 5 Exploration
During the Colombian Exchange, one of the things that was introduced to the New World that was NOT introduced to the Old world was...
  1. soccer
  2. liquor
  3. disease
  4. water
Grade 5 Exploration
Choose the reasons Sir Francis Drake was important to England's supremacy of the seas.
  1. From 1577 to 1580, Drake raided Spanish galleons and stormed settlements along the west coast of South America
  2. He formed the first English settlement in the New World
  3. He discovered the Northwest Passage
  4. While battling the Spanish Armada, he captured the Biscayan squadron's flagship, El Rosario, and its captain, Admiral Pedro de Valdes
  5. He organized the fire ships attack strategy that defeated the Spanish Armada
  6. He was an experienced sailor that had circumnavigated the globe.
Grade 5 Exploration
The Spanish word for conquerors who came to the Americas in the 1500s
  1. conquistador
  2. colonist
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