• 1. 
    In what country was Vasco da Gama born?

  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • France
  • Italy
  • 2. 
    When was Vasco da Gama born?

  • 1728
  • 1460
  • 1610
  • 1687
  • 3. 
    What was Vasco da Gama most known for?

  • First to circumnavigate the globe
  • Starting the European exploration of America
  • Exploring the South Pacific
  • First European to sail from Europe to India by going around Africa
  • 4. 
    Who discovered the Cape of Good Hope around the tip of Africa?

  • Ferdinand Magellan
  • Bartolemeu Dias
  • Vasco da Gama
  • Sir Francis Drake
  • 5. 
    Why did the King of Portugal want to find a sailing route to India?

  • He wanted to trade with Africa
  • He wanted to become rich trading for spices
  • He wanted to mine for gold in India
  • He wanted to establish tourism to India
  • 6. 
    How many ships did Vasco da Gama take on his first voyage?

  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 7. 
    Which of the following best describes the return trip of Vasco da Gama's first voyage?

  • Three of his ships sunk in a storm
  • Monsoon winds made the trip back much faster
  • He was attacked by the Arab Navy and barely escaped
  • It took much longer and half of his men died from scurvy
  • 8. 
    What was the main purpose of Vasco da Gama's second voyage?

  • To find a shorter route to India
  • To show the might of the Portuguese navy
  • To trade for horses
  • To establish a colony in India
  • 9. 
    who was originally given command of the first voyage to India?

  • Sir Francis Drake
  • Ferdinand Magellan
  • Christopher Columbus
  • Vasco's father, Estevao
  • 10. 
    How did Vasco da Gama die?

  • He died of Malaria in India
  • He fell off his ship and drowned
  • He was killed by a pirate
  • His ship was lost in a storm
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