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Geography - Age of Exploration

written by: mugimtv
 
The Age of Discovery, also called the Age of Exploration, was a period in history starting in the 15th Century and continuing into the 17th Century. During this period Europeans explored the world by ocean searching for trading partners and particular trade goods such as gold, silver and spices. European rulers began to pay for explorations to find a sea route to Asia so they could get spices cheaper. See how much you know about this period.

Question 1:


What was the nickname of the third child of John I of Portugal – Prince Henry, who was responsible for the beginning of the European worldwide explorations?
The Voyager
The Discoverer
The Explorer
The Navigator

Question 2:


The rounding of the Cape of Good Hope in 1488 was a major milestone in the attempts by the Portuguese to establish direct trade relations with the Far East. Who was the first European to reach The Cape?
Bartolomeu Dias
Vasco da Gama
Amerigo Vespucci
Christopher Columbus

Question 3:


In his initial voyage in 1492, in an attempt to find a shorter and more direct trade route to Asia, Christopher Columbus found what was called a “New World”. What is the territory's present day name?
Australia
Asia
America
Antarctica

Question 4:


What were the carrack and caravel, whose development in the 15th century in Portugal enabled more widespread exploration of the world?
new types of fuel
more detailed maps
types of compasses
types of ships

Question 5:


Who was the Portuguese explorer that commanded the first ships to sail directly from Europe to India?
Bartolomeu Dias
Vasco da Gama
Pedro Álvares Cabral
Ferdinand Magellan

Question 6:


Commissioned to establish permanent commercial relations and to introduce Christianity wherever he went, Portuguese explorer Pedro Álvares Cabral left Lisbon on 9 March 1500 with a fleet of thirteen ships and discovered what present day territory?
Brazil
The Azores
Argentina
The Madeira Islands

Question 7:


The name of the largest ocean, the Pacific Ocean, is derived from the Latin name “Mare Pacificum”, which means "peaceful sea". Who gave the ocean this name?
Mariana Trench
Charles Darwin
Vasco Núñez de Balboa
Ferdinand Magellan

Question 8:


Who completed the first circumnavigation of the globe in a single expedition in September 1522?
Ferdinand Magellan
Juan Sebastián Elcano
Marco Polo
Vasco da Gama

Question 9:


In 1519, in search of the Spice Islands, Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan set out on an expedition with 241 men on five ships, called Concepción, San Antonio,Trinidad, Victoria and what else?
Tobago
Titanic
São Gabriel
Santiago

Question 10:


Which of the following happened first chronologically?
October 1492
Christopher Columbus discovered America.
Vasco Nunez de Balboa discovered the Pacific Ocean.
The Madeira Islands were discovered in the Atlantic ocean.

 


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