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According to legend, St. Brendan and a group of monks sailed from Ireland to the Bahamas in the sixth century. The boat they used would have been of the type called what?
In the 980s, the Norseman, Erik the Red, discovered rich fertile land in Greenland, and persuaded settlers to come from Iceland. The colony flourished, partly because of what?
The weather was unusually warm at that time
They found rich mineral deposits
The friendly natives helped the settlers
The forests provided good building material
The earliest known European settlement in the Americas is what?
Navidad, Hispaniola (now Haiti)
Lâ€™Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland
Machu Pichu, Peru
Los Angeles, California
One early explorerâ€™s journeys would not have been so well known to us if he had not been imprisoned a few years after his travels. His name was?
Sir John Mandeville
Erik the Red
Before Europeans explored the Indian Ocean and the coasts of Africa, the Chinese had explored the east coast of Africa. However, Chinaâ€™s period of exploration ended abruptly when?
An oracle counseled against it
They lost a series of battles to the Portuguese
Ming emperors prohibited foreign trade
A huge storm sank most of their ships
Ferdinand Magellan is generally known as the first person to circumnavigate (go all the way around) the world. However, he?
Was beaten to it by ninth-century Vikings
Took two separate voyages to do it
Abandoned the voyage when he reached Tahiti
Probably never really made the voyage at all
The first European to reach Australia was probably?
William Jansz, a Dutch navigator
Sir Francis Drake, an English explorer
Daniel Defoe, author of "Robinson Crusoe"
William Dampier, a pirating adventurer
In 1947, Thor Heyerdah on his raft Kon-Tiki was trying to prove that ancient peoples could have crossed the ocean to Polynesia from?
Which explorer sailed on the Mississippi River?
Sir Francis Drake
Father Jacques Marquette
Hernando De Soto
Who was the first explorer to travel around the world in 80 days (or less)?
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