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Grade 5 Exploration
This person conquered the Aztecs.
  1. Francisco Pizarro
  2. Hernan Cortes
  3. John Cabot
  4. Francisco Coronado
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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
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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 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
Marco Polo wrote an account of the marvels of
  1. Asia
  2. Spain
  3. West Indies
  4. Venice
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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
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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
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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.
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