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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 5 Exploration
Which country is responsible for beginning the Age of Exploration?
  1. Spain
  2. France
  3. Portugal
  4. The Netherlands
Grade 5 Exploration
Which Tsar was responsible for Russia's first scientific mapping expeditions?
  1. Catherine the Great
  2. Ivan the Terrible
  3. Peter the Great
  4. Nicholas II
Grade 5 Exploration
The goal of the                            was to map the Russian Arctic coast and the west coast of North America.
  1. Northeast Passage
  2. Columbian Exchange
  3. Great Northern Expedition
  4. First Kamchatka Expedition
Grade 5 Exploration
A type of sailing ship used by early explorers was a                
  1. Canoe
  2. Caravel
  3. Schooner
  4. Dugout
Grade 5 Exploration
This person conquered the Aztecs.
  1. Francisco Pizarro
  2. Hernan Cortes
  3. John Cabot
  4. Francisco Coronado
Grade 5 Exploration
What were the main trade goods found in Siberia?
  1. Cinnamon and cloves
  2. Wood and copper
  3. Gold and silver
  4. Fur and ivory
Grade 5 Exploration
What was the name of the Danish cartographer who helped lead the Great Northern Expedition?
  1. Vitus Bering
  2. Henry Hudson
  3. Robert de La Salle
  4. Amerigo Vespucci
Grade 5 Exploration
Ivan Fyodorov and Mikhail Gvozdev were the first Europeans to see what part of North America?
  1. California
  2. Quebec
  3. Mexico
  4. Alaska
Grade 5 Exploration
John Cabot was an Italian captain that was sponsored by which country for exploration?
  1. France
  2. Italy
  3. England
  4. Spain
  5. Holland
Grade 5 Exploration
This man was sent from England to sail west to find Asia. He believed he landed in Asia but actually landed in Newfoundland, where the Vikings had landed almost 500 years prior.
  1. John Cabot
  2. Henry Hudson
  3. Ferdinand Magellan
  4. Jacques Cartier
Grade 5 Exploration
How many voyages did Columbus make to the New World?
  1. Two
  2. Three
  3. Four
  4. Five
Grade 5 Exploration
Which country sponsored Christopher Columbus' voyages?
  1. France
  2. Italy
  3. England
  4. Spain
  5. Netherlands
  6. Germany
Grade 5 Exploration
Magellan had over 200 crew members at the start of his expedition and ended with               .
  1. 45
  2. 13
  3. 18
  4. 198
Grade 5 Exploration
How many ships did Columbus have on his second voyage in 1493?
  1. Fourteen
  2. Seventeen
  3. Nine
  4. Five
Grade 5 Exploration
Columbus sailed to the Americas under the flag of this country.
  1. Portugal
  2. Spain
  3. England
  4. Italy
Grade 5 Exploration
In the late 1400's and early 1500's, the main reason for European voyages of exploration was
  1. to find new sources of tin and wool.
  2. to improve the navigation skills of Portuguese sailors.
  3. to find new trade routes to China and the East Indies.
  4. to establish foreign colonies to relieve overpopulation.
Grade 5 Exploration
What is NOT one of the economic reasons for European Exploration?
  1. to find a new trade route to Asia
  2. searching for gold
  3. to establish colonies as trading centers
  4. to look for people to use as slaves
Grade 5 Exploration
The Portuguese wanted to explore the world because they
  1. wanted more land
  2. were curious
  3. needed new trade routes
  4. wanted to rule the world
Grade 5 Exploration
The Dutch hired this sailor to find a passage through the Americas.
  1. John Cabot
  2. Robert de La Salle
  3. Henry Hudson
  4. Christopher Columbus
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