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Who was the first to come to America?
a) Christopher Columbus
b) Leif Erikson
c) Ponce de Leon
d) Lewis and Clark

What was an explorers' life like on a ship?
a) Good because they had a lot of food
b) They had to sleep on the floor and eat hardtack
c) They went to school
d) They got to spend time with their families

What were the names of Columbus' ships?
a) Nina, Pinta, Santa Maria
b) Leon, Pinta, Paul
c) Ship 1, Ship 2, Ship 3
d) France, Nina, Weston

What was NOT an obstacle that got in the explorers' way?
a) disease
b) not enough food
c) gold
d) bad maps

What was NOT a motivator for exploring?
a) Finding gold
b) Claiming land
c) Disease
d) Spreading religion

Why did Ponce de Leon give Florida its name?
a) Becuause of the fruit he found there
b) Because of the flowers
c) Because there were many fish there
d) Because he liked the name

Who sponsored Columbus' trip?
a) His dad
b) He payed for it himself
c) The King and Queen of Spain
d) The president

What was the team called that Lewis and Clark were on?
a) The Corps of Discovery
b) The Explorers
c) L and C Team
d) The America Team

Which answer best describes maps that explorers used?
a) very detailed and accurate
b) hand drawn and usually wrong
c) very colorful
d) made on the computer

When did Columbus go on his trip?
a) 1987
b) 1492
c) 1746
d) 1663

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