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Francis Drake

Quiz by Donna Stanmore

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  • Q1
    Why is Francis Drake a significant early explorer?
    He ended Spanish dominance over the seas and the New World.
  • Q2
    How old was Francis Drake when he died?
    56 years old
  • Q3
    Identify Francis Drake's birthplace
    Devonshire, England.
  • Q4
    What other role did France Drake play in the history of England?
    The destruction and defeat of the mighty Spanish Armada.
  • Q5
    Francis Drake is mainly known for what?
    First Englishman to circumnavigate the globe.
  • Q6
    Why would some people call Drake a pirate?
    He destroyed and looted as many Spanish vessels as possible.
  • Q7
    Why is it significant that Drake went to work for his cousin John Hawkins?
    Hawkins was a slave trader who would travel to Africa to capture and chain Africans, sail across the Atlantic and sell captives to Europeon colonists.
  • Q8
    What is the difference between a pirate and a privateering?
    A pirate raids for their personal use while privateers were usually hired and paid.
  • Q9
    Which continents did Drake mainly explore?
    North and South America
  • Q10
    What is Drake's main legacy to the modern world?
    His military achievements and explorations weakened Spanish hold over the New World and allowed for England to create a great empire.

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