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Christopher Columbus

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On October 12, 1492 Christopher Columbus reached present-day Bahamas. His landing in America is considered the beginning of the European colonization of the New World.

Question 1:


What name did Christopher Columbus give to Cuba, when he landed there on April 30, 1494?
Hispaniola
Mary
Juana
Isabella

Question 2:


In 1492, Christopher Columbus set sail on his first voyage in search of the Indies with which three ships?
Isabella, Castilla and Niña
Santa Maria, Navidad and Pinta
Navidad, Isabella and Niña
Santa Maria, Pinta and Niña

Question 3:


On his fourth voyage, Christopher Columbus was accompanied by which members of his family, called Bartolomeo and Fernando?
His brother and his son
His uncle and his brother
His two brothers
His two sons

Question 4:


According to the contract between Columbus and the Spanish monarchs, what would happen if he discovered new mainland?
Columbus would have the sole right to sell slaves from the new lands.
Columbus would be appointed Governor of Andalusia.
Columbus would marry the heir to the Spanish throne.
Columbus would be proclaimed Admiral of the Ocean Sea.

Question 5:


Which previously-unknown plant was brought to Europe by Christopher Columbus in 1493?
Tobacco
Cloves
Black pepper
Ginger

Question 6:


Where did Christopher Columbus die on May 20, 1506?
Genua, Italy
Valladolid, Spain
St. Ann's Bay, Jamaica
Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic

Question 7:


How was Christopher Columbus' corpse treated immediately after his death?
It was burned.
The flesh was removed from the bones.
The head was removed from the body.
It was embalmed and dehydrated.

Question 8:


In 2002, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez changed the name of Columbus Day with what new name of the holiday?
The Day of Spain
The Day of the New World
The Discoverer's Day
The Day of Indigenous Resistance

Question 9:


Columbus Day, a holiday first observed by the Tammany Society, is officially celebrated in the USA in which month?
January
October
July
June

Question 10:


Who was the first European to reach the American shores several centuries before the first voyage of Columbus?
Ferdinand Magellan
Leifr Eiríksson
Francisco Pizarro
Marco Polo

 


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