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Which of the following explorers was first to sail around the tip of Africa and reach India?
a) Vasco da Gama b) John Cabot c) Christopher Columbus d) Ferdinand Magellan
Which of the following is an explorer for England?
a) John Cabot b) Samuel de Champlain c) Christopher Columbus d) Vasco da Gama
Which of the following explorers is known for circumnavigating the world?
a) Ferdinand Magellan b) Christopher Columbus c) Prince Henry the Navigator d) Samuel de Champlain
What is mercantilism?
a) A policy where the colonies provide the mother country with resources an goods. b) Exploration of the European countries in the New World. c) Taxation without representation d) The creation of the East India Company.
Which of the following was a French explorer who settled in North American and founded the colony of Quebec?
a) Samuel de Champlain b) Christopher Columbus c) Ferdinand Magellan d) Ponce de Leon
Which empire was the largest and most dominant during European exploration?
a) France b) England c) Spain d) Portugal
Which of the following was a reason that Christopher Columbus was exploring when he found the Caribbean Islands?
a) He was looking for a new route to Asia that was faster than going around Africa. b) He heard of the new world, and wanted to see it for himself. c) He wanted to become the ruler of the natives in the new world. d) He went in search of new land where he could create his own country.
Which of the following people started a school of Navigation?
a) Prince Henry the Navigator b) Christopher Columbus c) Ferdinand Magellan d) Samuel de Champlain
Which of the following was not a reason for European exploration?
a) Europeans wanted to learn from the natives in the New World. b) Europeans were looking for a shorter route to transport spices. c) European nations wanted to gain control of natural resources in new lands. d) Europeans wanted to spread Christianity.
Which of the following is an explorer for Spain?
a) Christopher Columbus b) Samuel de Champlain c) Prince Henry the Navigator d) Vasco da Gama
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