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  • Q1
    The main trading route between China and the East and Europe
    Great Silk Route
    30s
  • Q2
    Modern islands of Indonesia and the Philippines that were rich with spices and herbs
    Spice Islands
    30s
  • Q3
    Another name for the Spice Islands
    Moluccas
    30s
  • Q4
    A royal leader of a country
    Monarch
    30s
  • Q5
    People who draw and produce maps
    Cartographer
    30s
  • Q6
    Maps of coastlines designed to help sailors find safe harbours
    Portolan charts
    30s
  • Q7
    Instrument measuring the height of the Sun or the North Star above above the horizon, this helped sailors measure their distance from the equator
    Quadrant
    30s
  • Q8
    Instrument measuring the height of the Sun or the North Star above above the horizon, this helped sailors measure their distance from the equator
    Astrolabe
    30s
  • Q9
    Instrument to measure the distance east or west from a geographical point.
    Chronometer
    30s
  • Q10
    East or west
    Longitude
    30s
  • Q11
    The unit used to measure the speed of a ship
    Knot
    30s
  • Q12
    Unit used to measure the depth of water
    Fathom
    30s
  • Q13
    A daily diary kept by the captain of a ship detailing the journey of the ship
    Logbook
    30s
  • Q14
    A method of ship building which used over lapping wooden boards on the side of a ship to provide strength
    Clinker-built
    30s
  • Q15
    Triangular sails used on ships to improve manoeuvrability
    Lateens
    30s

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