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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?

  • Knorr
  • Canoe
  • Coracle
  • Galley

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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

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The earliest known European settlement in the Americas is what?

  • Navidad, Hispaniola (now Haiti)
  • L’Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland
  • Machu Pichu, Peru
  • Los Angeles, California

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One early explorer’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
  • Christopher Columbus
  • Erik the Red
  • Marco Polo

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Before Europeans explored the Indian Ocean and the coasts of Africa, the Chinese had explored the east coast of Africa. However, China’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

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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

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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

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In 1947, Thor Heyerdah on his raft Kon-Tiki was trying to prove that ancient peoples could have crossed the ocean to Polynesia from?

  • Egypt
  • Hawaii
  • Australia
  • South America

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Which explorer sailed on the Mississippi River?

  • Christopher Columbus
  • Sir Francis Drake
  • Father Jacques Marquette
  • Hernando De Soto

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Who was the first explorer to travel around the world in 80 days (or less)?

  • Phileas Fogg
  • Charles Lindbergh
  • Amelia Earhart
  • Nellie Bly