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What skills did an explorer need to have in order to be successful?
a) write, use a compass, understand the weather, and read a map
b) write, use a compass, read a map, and be able swim
c) write, use a compass, understand the weather, and eat very little food
d) write, use a compass, smell funny, and read a map

Reasons for the Age of Exploration --- What were explorers looking for?
a) peanuts, popcorn and cotton candy
b) Spices, Riches, Trade with other countries, and quicker route to Asia
c) Quicker route of Asia, Riches, squirrels, and ships
d) Trade with other countries, Spices, Other explorers, and ships

Name the 4 main countries where explorers came from during the Age of Exploration.
a) England, South Dakota, Asia, India
b) Europe, Spain, Netherlands, India
c) England, Spain, Netherlands, France
d) Spain, Maine, Italy, Montana

Where is the explorer, Giovanni de Verrazzano explore for and what place did he discover?
a) France --- New York Harbor
b) France --- Lake Champlain
c) Spain --- The Caribbean Islands
d) France --- St. Lawrence River

Where is the explorer, Samuel de Champlain explore for and what place did he discover?
a) England, Netherlands --- Hudson River
b) France --- New York Harbor
c) France --- Lake Champlain
d) Spain --- The Caribbean Islands

Where is the explorer, Henry Hudson explore for and what place did he discover?
a) France --- St. Lawrence River
b) Spain --- The Caribbean Islands
c) France --- Lake Champlain
d) England, Netherlands --- Hudson River

Where is the explorer, Christopher Columbus explore for and what place did he discover?
a) France --- St. Lawrence River
b) Spain --- The Caribbean Islands
c) France --- Lake Champlain
d) France --- New York Harbor

Where is the explorer, Jacques Cartier explore for and what place did he discover?
a) France --- New York Harbor
b) Spain --- The Caribbean Islands
c) England, Netherlands --- Hudson River
d) France --- St. Lawrence River

This colony was settled by the pilgrims who came over on the Mayflower and this was where the first Thanksgiving was celebrated in our country.
a) Roanoke
b) Jamestown
c) Plymouth
d) Brandon

This colony was the first permanent English settlement in North America.
a) Roanoke
b) Jamestown
c) Pylmouth
d) Brandon

This early settlement was known as The Lost Colony and it remains a mystery what really happened to all the colonists there.
a) Roanoke
b) Jamestown
c) Plymouth
d) Brandon

What important resource did Europeans trade guns and weapons for in the New World?
a) buffalo hides
b) squirrels
c) gold
d) beaver furs

What is the name of the continent that started the Age of Exploration?
a) Spain
b) North America
c) Europe
d) Asia

Items that have been found and put into a museum from the explorers in the 1400s.
a) scurvy
b) compass
c) artifacts
d) explorers

An illness caused by a lack of nutrients in the body.
a) explorers
b) compass
c) natives
d) scurvy

The first people to live in North America.
a) Age of Exploration
b) artifacts
c) natives
d) scurvy

A time in history when Europeans learned about new lands and waterways on the Earth.
a) Age of Exploration
b) artifacts
c) explorers
d) compass

During the 1400 - 1600s, these people were sent out to explore new lands.
a) explorers
b) compass
c) artifacts
d) scurvy

A device that helped explorers know which direction they were sailing in.
a) explorers
b) compass
c) Age of Exploration
d) natives

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