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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 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
Which disease was known as the "great pox"?
  1. typhoid
  2. syphilis
  3. measles
  4. tuberculosis
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
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 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
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