• 1. 
    What were most of the explorers looking for on their expeditions?

  • New trading routes
  • New continents
  • The edge of the Earth
  • Giant sea monsters
  • 2. 
    Why did countries fund expensive and risky expeditions?

  • To find lands they could colonize
  • To find gold and silver
  • To find new trading routes to the East Indies
  • All of the above
  • 3. 
    The Treaty of Tordesillas divided up the New World between what two countries?

  • Italy and Greece
  • Germany and Austria
  • England and France
  • Spain and Portugal
  • 4. 
    Who was Henry the Navigator?

  • The conqueror of the Inca Empire in South America
  • The King of Portugal who sent out explorers to map the west coast of Africa
  • The first European to sale around the south of Africa
  • The first explorer to discover the Americas
  • 5. 
    Which explorer discovered a trade route around the southern tip of Africa to India?

  • Henry the Navigator
  • Vasco da Gama
  • Hernan Cortes
  • Christopher Columbus
  • 6. 
    What country sponsored the expedition of Christopher Columbus where he discovered the Americas?

  • Spain
  • England
  • Germany
  • Portugal
  • 7. 
    Which country founded the thirteen American colonies that later became the United States?

  • Spain
  • Portugal
  • England
  • Netherlands
  • 8. 
    Which explorer conquered the Aztec Empire in Mexico?

  • Christopher Columbus
  • Francisco Pizarro
  • Hernan Cortes
  • Bartolomeu Dias
  • 9. 
    True or False: The Age of Exploration took place at about the same time as the European Renaissance?

  • TRUE
  • 10. 
    What area of the world was still not mapped at the end of the Age of Exploration?

  • Much of central Africa
  • East Australia
  • All of the above
  • Arctic and Antarctic
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