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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?
Juana
Isabella
Mary
Hispaniola

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


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

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


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

Question 10:


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

 


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