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Eighth Grade (Grade 8) European History Questions

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Grade 8 Industrial Revolution
Who invented the steamboat?
  1. Robert Fulton
  2. Eli Whitney
  3. Elizabeth Stanton
  4. Samuel Morse
Grade 8 Exploration
Who was first explorer to attempt to circumnavigate the globe?
  1. Hernando De Soto
  2. Curious George
  3. Vasco de Gama
  4. Ferdinand Magellan
Grade 8 Exploration
Grade 8 Exploration
who was the French explorer that explored the the St. Lawrence region of Canada?
  1. Jacques Cartier
  2. Giovanni Verrazano
  3. Henando deSoto
  4. Samuel de Champlain
Grade 8 Exploration
The Age of Exploration began because which monarch sponsored many early explorers?
  1. King Ferdinand
  2. Prince William
  3. King Charles
  4. Prince Henry
Grade 8 Exploration
                     led the first expedition to into modern day Florida.
  1. Juan Ponce de Leon
  2. Vasco Nunez de Balboa
  3. Christopher Columbus
  4. John Cabot
Grade 8 Industrial Revolution
Grade 8 Exploration
Grade 8 Exploration
In 1488 which explorer became the first European to reach the Indian Ocean by sea?
  1. Vasco de Gama
  2. Hernan Cortes
  3. Amerigo Vespucci
  4. Bartolomeu Dias
Grade 8 Exploration
Grade 8 Industrial Revolution
The Industrial Revolution began in what country?
  1. The United States
  2. Great Britain
  3. France
  4. Spain
Grade 8 Exploration
Which explorer was the first to sail from Portugal to India via a route around Africa?
  1. Bartolomeu Dias
  2. Christopher Columbus
  3. Ferdinand Magellan
  4. Vasco De Gama
Grade 8 Exploration
Who was the first Spanish explorer to see the Grand Canyon?
  1. Fransico Pizarro
  2. Vasco Nunez de Balboa
  3. Fransico Vasquez de Coronado
  4. Giovanni de Verrazano
Grade 8 Exploration
Who lead the first Spanish expedition to the Pacific Ocean?
  1. Vasco Nunez de Balboa
  2. Ponce de Leon
  3. Henry Hudson
  4. Marco Polo
Grade 8 Exploration
Which explorer sailed around the Cape of Good Hope in order to find a sea route to India?
  1. Ferdinand Magellin
  2. Christopher Columbus
  3. Vasco De Gama
  4. Bartolomeu Dias
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