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Grade 4 Exploration
Which explorer led the first expedition up the St. Lawrence River?
  1. John Cabot
  2. Henry Hudson
  3. Jacques Cartier
Grade 4 Exploration
Both Spain and Italy celebrate a version of Columbus Day.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Exploration
Where did Columbus first land?
  1. Cuba
  2. Trinidad
  3. Venezuela
  4. The Bahamas
Grade 4 Exploration
Who funded Christopher Columbus's trip?
  1. His Mom
  2. Kananta
  3. The King and Queen of Spain
  4. Henery Hudson
Grade 4 Exploration
Which was not one of Christopher Columbus's ships?
  1. Nina
  2. Santa Monica
  3. Pinta
  4. Santa Maria
Grade 4 Exploration
Which European explorer rounded the Cape of Good Hope?
  1. Dias
  2. Balboa
  3. Vespucci
  4. Magellan
Grade 4 Exploration
Christopher Columbus was the first European to voyage to the Americas.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Exploration
Christoper Columbus was born Cristoforo Colombo in Genoa in modern-day Italy.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Exploration
Christopher Columbus called the native people                   by mistake and the name stuck for centuries. They are called Native Americans today.
  1. Savages
  2. Beasts
  3. Indians
  4. Indigenous People
Grade 4 Exploration
What were most explorers searching for when they came to the new world?
  1. Gold and riches
  2. Oil
  3. Northwest passage
  4. People who had gone missing
  5. Both A and C
Grade 4 Exploration
Besides treating them with cruelty, Explores were also harmful to the natives by bringing                 with them. Many natives died as a result.
  1. Rotted food
  2. Medicines
  3. Missionaries
  4. Horses
  5. Disease
Grade 4 Exploration
When did Christopher Columbus travel the seas?
  1. 1988
  2. 1492
  3. 1401
Grade 4 Exploration
The Hudson River was named after the explorer who was seen as a failure for not finding a Northwest Passage (water way through North America to Asia). His first name was what?
  1. Charles
  2. Henry
  3. Richard
  4. Howard
  5. Thomas
Grade 4 Exploration
Who was the explorer who found Florida while searching for the "Fountain of Youth?"
  1. Ponce De Leon
  2. Marco Polo
  3. Columbus
  4. Sir Francis Drake
Grade 4 Exploration
How many voyages did Columbus make between Spain and the Americas?
  1. 2
  2. 4
  3. 6
  4. 10
Grade 4 Exploration
Which explorer proved that the earth wasn't flat?
  1. James Cook
  2. Ferdinand Magellan
  3. Marco Polo
  4. Steve Irwin
Grade 4 Exploration
Name some of the foods that were brought to the Old World from the New World in the Columbian Exchange?
  1. Corn, squash, carrots, rice, apples
  2. Potatoes, corn, squash, beans, tomatoes
  3. Squash, tomatoes, beets, oranges, grapes
Grade 4 Exploration
Columbus named the islands in the Caribbean the "Indies" because he believed that he had landed near India.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Exploration
It was well known that the Earth was round in Columbus' time.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Exploration
Christopher Columbus never actually set foot in North America.
  1. True
  2. False
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