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This sailor was sent by the king of France to find the northwest passage. He was unsuccessful but he did make France's first land claim in North America.
a) Robert LaSalle
b) Jacques Cartier
c) Juan Ponce de Leon
d) Henry Hudson

This man explored a large river in what is now New York, and a huge bay in what is now Canada. Both are named after him.
a) Christopher Columbus
b) Henry Hudson
c) Saint Lawrence
d) Robert LaSalle

Sicknesses that can pass from one person to another are called:
a) A cold
b) The flu
c) Contagious diseases
d) East Indies

This explorer made the first European land claim in the New World, although he thought he had reached the East Indies.
a) Christopher Columbus
b) Henry Hudson
c) John Cabot
d) Jacques Cartier

Which country did not sponsor an explorer.
a) Spain
b) England
c) Italy
d) Holland

True or False: One impact of Christopher Columbus's discovery and exploration of America was that Native people were mistreated
a) True
b) False

This merchant made England's first land claims in the New World
a) Henry Hudson
b) John Cabot
c) Prince Charles
d) Jacques Cartier

The name of the shortcut from Europe to Asia through North America that many explorers searched for but never found.
a) East Indian Route
b) Northeast Passage
c) Passage to India
d) Northwest Passage

Which of these was the most common impact explorers had in North America
a) Land was claimed for European countries
b) Diseases were spread among native people
c) Native people were mistreated
d) Successful settlements were started

Name for Spanish Explorers who claimed land in the Carribean and Central and South America for Spain
a) Conquerors
b) Conquistadors
c) Matadors
d) El Toritos

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