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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
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
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
Which country sponsored Christopher Columbus' voyages?
  1. France
  2. Italy
  3. England
  4. Spain
  5. Netherlands
  6. Germany
Grade 5 Exploration
How many voyages did Columbus make to the New World?
  1. Two
  2. Three
  3. Four
  4. Five
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
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
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 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
Grade 5 Exploration
Juan Ponce de Leon landed on the mainland of North America in search of
  1. food
  2. the fountain of youth
  3. slaves
  4. his countrymen
Grade 5 Exploration
Marco Polo wrote an account of the marvels of
  1. Asia
  2. Spain
  3. West Indies
  4. Venice
Grade 5 Exploration
These sailors were the first to circumnavigate the world.
  1. Christopher Columbus's crew
  2. Amerigo Vespucci's crew
  3. John Cabot's crew
  4. Ferdinand Magellan's crew
Grade 5 Exploration
          In 1492          , Columbus made the first of        four       trips to the Caribbean on three Spanish ships named            the Nina           ,             the Pinta            , and                   the Santa Maria                  .
Grade 5 Exploration
While not an explorer himself,                      started a navigational school in Portugal.
  1. Christopher Columbus
  2. Prince Henry
  3. Amerigo Vespucci
  4. Vasco daGama
Grade 5 Exploration
This French explorer explored the the St. Lawrence region of Canada.
  1. Cartier
  2. Verrazano
  3. deSoto
  4. Hudson
Grade 5 Exploration
This Spanish explorer was very cruel to the natives when he conquered the the Aztec of Mexico.
  1. Pizarro
  2. deLeon
  3. Cortez
  4. Balboa
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