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Transoceanic Connections

Quiz by Salvatore LaRosa

Grade 9-12
Social Studies
Georgia Standards of Excellence

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Grade 9-12
Social Studies
Georgia Standards of Excellence

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  • Q1
    Which explorer is credited with discovering a sea route from Europe to India?
    Ferdinand Magellan
    Christopher Columbus
    James Cook
    Vasco da Gama
    30s
  • Q2
    Which of the following explorers is known for circumnavigating the globe?
    Ferdinand Magellan
    James Cook
    Vasco da Gama
    Christopher Columbus
    30s
  • Q3
    Which European explorer is credited with discovering the sea route from Europe to America?
    James Cook
    Christopher Columbus
    Vasco da Gama
    Ferdinand Magellan
    30s
  • Q4
    Which explorer is known for his voyages across the Pacific Ocean, including the discovery of Hawaii?
    Ferdinand Magellan
    James Cook
    Vasco da Gama
    Christopher Columbus
    30s
  • Q5
    Which Portuguese explorer reached the southern tip of Africa, opening up a sea route to Asia?
    Ferdinand Magellan
    Christopher Columbus
    Vasco da Gama
    Bartolomeu Dias
    30s
  • Q6
    What is the Columbian Exchange?
    A trade route discovered by Christopher Columbus
    An economic agreement between Spain and Portugal
    A type of currency used in the Age of Discovery
    A period of cultural and biological exchanges between the New and Old Worlds
    30s
    SSWH10
  • Q7
    What improved technology significantly contributed to the success of European exploration during the Age of Discovery?
    The telescope
    The compass
    The sextant
    The astrolabe
    30s
    SSWH10
  • Q8
    Who was Zheng He?
    An African tribal leader
    A European conqueror
    A Chinese explorer and fleet admiral
    A South American emperor
    30s
    SSWH10
  • Q9
    What significant impact did the Age of Discovery have on the world?
    It led to the fall of the Roman Empire.
    It ended the Industrial revolution.
    It led to the creation of the first computers.
    It led to extensive overseas exploration and eventual conquest of the New World by Europeans.
    30s
    SSWH10
  • Q10
    What was the key motivation behind the explorations of Vasco da Gama and Christopher Columbus?
    To escape political turmoil in their home countries
    To find a new trade route to Asia
    To discover uncharted territories for leisure
    To spread Christianity to indigenous peoples
    30s
    SSWH10
  • Q11
    What was the primary economic policy employed by the British to increase wealth during the colonial period?
    Socialism
    Capitalism
    Mercantilism
    Feudalism
    30s
    SSUSH2
  • Q12
    What does the Middle Passage refer to in the context of the TransAtlantic trade?
    The immigration of Europeans to North America
    The trade route between Europe and Asia
    The flight route from North America to Europe
    The journey of enslaved Africans from Africa to the Americas
    30s
    SSUSH2
  • Q13
    What contributed to the growth of the African population in British North America?
    Natural population growth
    Migration from Native American tribes
    Immigration from Europe
    The transAtlantic slave trade
    30s
    SSUSH2
  • Q14
    What is the transAtlantic trade most associated with in terms of its impact on the economy and society of British North America?
    The spread of slavery and increase in agricultural production
    The development of the steel industry
    Improvements in the education system
    The decline of the fishing industry
    30s
    SSUSH2

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