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The Great Geographical Discoveries

written by: bobby
 
The geographical discoveries of the 14th and 15th centuries changed the course of history and helped to usher in the modern times. Owing to these discoveries, great power was put in the hands of European states.

Question 1:


Prince Henry the Navigator contributed to the Great Geographical Discoveries by leading all Portuguese expeditions.
True
False

Question 2:


In 1488, a bold captain named Bartholomew Diaz gave the name 'Cape of Storms' to the most southern African tip. However, the Portuguese King altered the name to this.
Cape of Good Hope
Cape Cod Bay
Cape of South Africa
Cape of Breakers

Question 3:

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In 1498, this sailor was first to reach India.
Prince Henry
James Cook
Ferdinand Magellan
Vasco Da Gama


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Question 4:


With the aid of Queen Isabella of Spain, Christopher Columbus set off in 1492 using three tiny ships. One of these ships was not part of the expedition.
The Nina
The Pinta
The Victoria
The Santa Maria

Question 5:


Which of the following pairs (explorer - region he discovered) is not correct?
Pizarro - Peru
Vespucci - Argentina
Cortez - Mexico
Cabral - Uruguay

Question 6:


None of these could be found in Europe before the Great Geographical Discoveries:
Potatoes, chocolate, cocoa, quinine, tobacco, cabbage, cane-sugar, furs, whale oil, indigo, tea, coffee, porcelain, and cotton silks .
True
False

Question 7:


The Great Geographical Discoveries led to the spreading of colonialism and imperialism and even exploitation.
True
False

Question 8:


How did the political life in England, Spain and France change as a result of the geographical discoveries?
The political life did not change significantly
They turned into strong monarchies with rich and autocratic monarchs
They were weakened because their armies were spread thin on other continents
Peasants rebelled and took over

Question 9:


Which of the following was not a cause of the Great Geographical Discoveries?
Western monarchs along with the Pope wanted to spread their influence through converting the newly discovered nations to Christianity.
The Turks controlled the land route to India. That forced the Western countries to seek alternative routes.
The Portuguese King thought his admirals would dethrone him and he wanted to send them away.
Many new inventions like the compass helped the sailors a lot.

Question 10:

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There are many doubts around the origin of this explorer. He is assumed to be Italian, but very little is known about this early life, probably because he was hiding something. Who is he?
Amerigo Vespucci
Christopher Columbus
Ferdinand Magellan
Vasco Da Gama


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