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Jacques Cartier was an explorer for which country?
a) France
b) Spain
c) England
d) United States

Why did Jacques want to explore?
a) to claim land in the New World
b) to look for a wife
c) to find a western sea route to Asia
d) to win a prize

Which country sponsored Christopher Newport?
a) Spain
b) England
c) France
d) Virginia

Why did Christopher Newport want to explore?
a) to find a western sea route to Asia
b) to find gold in Canada
c) to start a colony in Virginia
d) to get a new ship

Which country sponsored Christopher Columbus?
a) Europe
b) France
c) England
d) Spain

Why did Columbus want to explore?
a) He wanted to find a western sea route to Asia
b) He wanted to discover riches and land to conquer
c) He wanted to make colonies in the New World
d) He wanted to trade furs and jewels

What continent did most explorers come from?
a) North America
b) Europe
c) Asia
d) Australia

Ponce de Leon was sponsored by which country?
a) England
b) France
c) Spain
d) Italy

What is Ponce de Leon famous for?
a) He discovered the world was round
b) He landed in the Bahamas
c) He found St. Augustine, Florida for Spain
d) He discovered the New World

Where did Christopher Newport land?
a) San Salvador
b) Quebec, Canada
c) St. Augustine Florida
d) Jamestown, Virginia

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