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Seventh Grade (Grade 7) Exploration Questions

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Grade 7 Exploration
The Old World refers to
  1. North and South America
  2. Europe
  3. North America
  4. South America
Grade 7 Exploration
What was the first stop on Columbus' voyage to Asia?
  1. Africa
  2. The Canary Islands
  3. Santo Domingo
  4. The Bahamas
Grade 7 Exploration
Grade 7 Exploration
Who was the first Explorer to see the Pacific Ocean?
  1. Vasco Nunez de Balboa
  2. Leif Eriksson
  3. Henry Hudson
  4. Marco Polo
Grade 7 Exploration
What were most Spanish explorers looking for?
  1. the Fountain of Youth
  2. gold
  3. silks
  4. the Mississippi River
Grade 7 Exploration
Prince Henry the Navigator, was responsible for advances that would make exploration more successful. What were two of his greatest contributions?
  1. He founded a school of navigation.
  2. He paid for expeditions to explore the west coast of Africa.
  3. He taught sailors how to cook.
  4. He was a prince.
Grade 7 Exploration
Which explorer discovered South America?
  1. Christopher Columbus
  2. Amerigo Vespucci
  3. Bartolomeu Dias
  4. Henry Hudson
Grade 7 Exploration
The Columbian Exchange was a transfer of people, goods, and ideas between...
  1. The Northern and Southern Hemisperes
  2. the Eastern and Western hemispheres.
Grade 7 Exploration
What is an astrolabe?
  1. a device for determining directions
  2. navigation instrument used to help determine latitude
  3. globe
  4. another name for a telescope
Grade 7 Exploration
Which was a reason the Europeans were able to defeat the Native Americans?
  1. The Native Americans died from common European diseases.
  2. The Europeans had machine guns and missles.
  3. The Native Americans did not believe in fighting back.
  4. The Europeans had more men.
Grade 7 Exploration
Grade 7 Exploration
What nationality was Christopher Columbus?
  1. Spanish
  2. Italian
  3. French
  4. Dutch
Grade 7 Exploration
Who is America named after?
  1. Amerigo Vespucci
  2. Chistopher Columbus
  3. Hernando America
  4. Juan Ponce de Leon
Grade 7 Exploration
Who explored Florida looking for the Fountain of Youth?
  1. Hernando de Soto
  2. Francisco Vasquez de Coronado
  3. Cabeza de Vaca
  4. Juan Ponce de Leon
Grade 7 Exploration
What were the names of Columbus’ ships?
  1. Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria
  2. Nino, Victoria, and Santa Maria
  3. Victoria, Pinta, and Hispanola
  4. Nina, Victoria, and Hispanola
Grade 7 Exploration
A caravel is
  1. a ship with square and triangular squares
  2. the difference between cost and income
  3. tools and knowledge used by humans
Grade 7 Exploration
What did Columbus hope to bring from the Far East to Europe?
  1. perfumes, spices, silks and jewels
  2. lumber and fur
  3. tobacco, rice and indigo
  4. rum and slaves
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