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Weekly 5- Early Explorers

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  • Q1
    Early Portuguese explorers were trying to find
    a way to the South Pole
    a new school in Portugal
    a new theme park
    a trade route to India
    120s
  • Q2
    The Strait of Magellan is a
    waterway near the tip of South America
    ruler for explorers
    explorer who found the fountain of youth
    passage through Africa
    120s
  • Q3
    To go all the way around the Earth is to...
    circulate
    circumnavigate
    latitudinate
    equate
    120s
  • Q4
    Antonio PIgafetta's journal is an example of a ...
    cartography
    piece of eight
    secondary source
    primary source
    120s
  • Q5
    Henry the Navigator
    was an Portuguese prince that helped start European exploration and trade
    found Florida
    claimed land for Holland
    sailed with Magellan
    120s
  • Q6
    Coronado found all of the following except
    cities of gold
    buffalo herds
    the Grand Canyon
    Pueblo Indians
    120s
  • Q7
    Cortes conquered this group of people
    the Spanish
    the Incas
    the Aztecs
    all of the above
    120s
  • Q8
    The land Balboa crossed was
    the Strait of Magellan
    the Northwest Passage
    the peninsula of Florida
    Panama
    120s
  • Q9
    European explorers were sent to the New World for...
    spices like clove
    gold, land, and to convert native people to Chrstianity
    silver, pearls, and slaves
    cartographers
    120s
  • Q10
    Which country hired Henry Hudson before Holland?
    France
    England
    Spain
    Portugal
    120s
  • Q11
    What did the king and queen of Spain secretly believe about Columbus and his first voyage?
    he would find gold
    there was little chance he would ever return
    all of the above
    he would find a sea passage
    120s
  • Q12
    What was the most likely reason Columbus wanted to explore?
    he liked to travel
    the king and queen promised him land
    he wanted to find a faster trade route between Europe and Asia
    he thought the world was flat
    120s
  • Q13
    A type of sailing ship used by early explorers was called a
    dugout
    canoe
    caravel
    schooner
    120s
  • Q14
    What is geography?
    the study of the stars
    the study of life
    the study of Earth's processes and changes
    the study of plans
    120s
  • Q15
    What is a large land mass called?
    equator
    prime meridian
    state
    continent
    120s

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