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Fourth Grade (Grade 4) European History Questions

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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
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 European explorer rounded the Cape of Good Hope?
  1. Dias
  2. Balboa
  3. Vespucci
  4. Magellan
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
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
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
When did Christopher Columbus travel the seas?
  1. 1988
  2. 1492
  3. 1401
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
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
Why did the explorers travel the seas?
  1. to take over land
  2. to find America
  3. to seek lucrative goods
Grade 4 Exploration
Who was the merchant who visited China and described its riches to Europe?
  1. Coronado
  2. Amerigo Vespucci
  3. Marco Polo
  4. Columbus
Grade 4 Medieval Europe
Who was crowned Holy Roman Emperor of Europe by Pope Leo III?
  1. William the Conqueror
  2. Charlemagne
  3. Richard the Lion-Hearted
  4. English King John
Grade 4 Exploration
Why was Hernan Cortes able to conquer the Aztecs?
  1. Cortes had better weapons and Indian allies
  2. The Aztec leader gave up his empire peacebly
  3. The Inca helped Cortes conquer the Aztecs
Grade 4 Exploration
Who had Jean Ribault arrested and imprisoned?
  1. René de Laudonnière
  2. Queen Elizabeth
  3. the Huguenots
Grade 4 Exploration
How did Prince Henry or Portugal help increase European exploration?
  1. He paid for Christopher Columbus's voyage
  2. He improved the compass
  3. He started a sailing school
Grade 4 Exploration
Which Spanish explorer conquered the Inca in Peru?
  1. Atahualpa
  2. Francisco Pizarro
  3. Amerigo Vespucci
Grade 4 Absolutism
What is a monarchy?
  1. a butterfly
  2. a form of government within a self-governing state
  3. none of the above
Grade 4 Exploration
Many historians believe that                        was the first European to see the Mississippi River.
  1. Robert La Salle
  2. Hernando de Soto
  3. Jean Baptiste Le Moyne
  4. George Washington
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