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Exploration Questions - All Grades

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Grade 8 Exploration
Who was the first explorer to attempt to circumnavigate the globe?
  1. Hernando de Soto
  2. Curious George
  3. Vasco da Gama
  4. Ferdinand Magellan
Grade 8 Exploration
Who was the French explorer that explored the St. Lawrence region of Canada?
  1. Jacques Cartier
  2. Giovanni Verrazano
  3. Henando de Soto
  4. Samuel de Champlain
Grade 5 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 4 Exploration
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 5 Exploration
Who organized the expedition to set up the Roanoke Colony?
  1. Elizabeth I
  2. Francis Drake
  3. Walter Raleigh
  4. John Smith
Grade 8 Exploration
                     led the first expedition to into modern day Florida.
  1. Juan Ponce de León
  2. Vasco Núñez de Balboa
  3. Christopher Columbus
  4. John Cabot
Grade 6 Exploration
Answer the following questions about explorers during the Age of Exploration.
__ Who was the first European to reach the Cape of Good Hope? A. Vasco da Gama
__ Who was the first European to reach India by sea? B. Christopher Columbus
__ Who was the first European to reach the Pacific Ocean from the Americas? C. Willem Janszoon
__ Which captain started the first voyage to circumnavigate the globe? D. Giovanni da Verrazzano
__ Who was the first European since the Norse to reach the Americas? E. Pedro Álvares Cabral
__ Which Portuguese prince helped to fund exploration missions? F. Henry the Navigator
__ Who is credited for the exploration of Brazil? G. Vasco Núñez de Balboa
__ Who was the first European to travel the East Coast of the modern day United States? H. Francis Drake
__ Which captain completed the second circumnavigation of the world? I. Ferdinand Magellan
__ Who was the first European to see Australia? J. Bartolomeu Dias
Grade 8 Exploration
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
The movement of goods and ideas between Europe and the Americas is known as what?
  1. The New World
  2. Age of Discovery
  3. The European Transfer
  4. The Columbian Exchange
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
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