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Exploration and Discovery Quiz

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Why didn't Vasco de Gama trade with India on his first voyage?

  • He had no Indian money
  • He did not reach India
  • Muslim merchants were already there
  • He didn't like curry

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How many crew were there on Columbus's Santa Maria?

  • About 20
  • About 40
  • About 60
  • About 100

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What is the name of the seaway between S America and Tierra del Fuego?

  • Strait of Magellan
  • The Pacific Strait
  • The Panama Canal
  • Poco Grande de Agua Salvajes

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Who led Magellan's expedition after he died?

  • Vasco de Gama
  • Sebastian de Elcano
  • Pegleg Pete the Pirate
  • Francis Drake

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Who was the first European to reach Australia?

  • Captain James Cook
  • Dirk Hartog
  • Abel Tasman
  • Sydney Canberra

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What did Martin Frobisher find near the Canadian coast, that fuelled the search for the Northern Passage?

  • Fool's Gold
  • Gold
  • A Whale graveyard
  • The biggest Burger Bar in the World

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Which people did Cortes and his men encounter on their expedition to the New World?

  • The Sioux
  • The Aztecs
  • The Incas
  • The Mayans

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Why did the Europeans first go to Africa?

  • To capture Africans for the slave trade
  • To trade for ivory and diamonds
  • They thought it was Southern Greece
  • They were transported as convicts