Age of Exploration (Part 3) Christopher Columbus

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Junior Certificate History (Age of Exploration) Quiz on Age of Exploration (Part 3) Christopher Columbus, created by Ger McCabe Kelly on 02/07/2017.

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Question 1

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Christopher Columbus was born in 1451 in which City?
Answer
  • Genoa, Italy
  • Athens, Greece
  • Constantinople, Turkey

Question 2

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Christopher Columbus gained experience in his youth sailing in the [blank_start]Mediterranean Sea[blank_end]. He was convinced that by sailing [blank_start]West[blank_end] he could find an alternative route to [blank_start]India[blank_end]. He looked for sponsorship from King John of [blank_start]Portugal[blank_end]. He then looked for sponsorship from King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of [blank_start]Spain[blank_end]. After 7 [blank_start]years[blank_end] he convinced them after they finished their war with the [blank_start]Moors[blank_end].
Answer
  • Mediterranean Sea
  • Pacific Ocean
  • West
  • East
  • India
  • Russia
  • Portugal
  • Portumna
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • years
  • months
  • Moors
  • O Connors

Question 3

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Christopher Columbus set sail from Paris.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 4

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What were the names of the 3 ships that Columbus set sail on?
Answer
  • Nina
  • Pinta
  • Santa Maria
  • The Duck
  • Concepcion

Question 5

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Columbus set sail from [blank_start]Palos[blank_end] on 3rd August [blank_start]1492[blank_end]. Columbus regularly lied about how far they had sailed so the sailors wouldn't lose courage and start a [blank_start]mutiny[blank_end]. After just over 2 months they spotted land on [blank_start]12th October 1492[blank_end].
Answer
  • Palos
  • Paris
  • 1492
  • 1592
  • mutiny
  • mounty
  • 12th October 1492
  • 12th December 1492

Question 6

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What did Columbus name the land that he first discovered?
Answer
  • San Salvador
  • San Andreas
  • San Tropez

Question 7

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On this voyage he also discovered which of these islands? (Pick 2)
Answer
  • Cuba
  • Hispaniola
  • Argentina
  • San Tropez
  • Chile

Question 8

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When he arrived back in Spain in March 1493, Columbus brought back 6 kidnapped Indians?
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 9

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Columbus went on [blank_start]3[blank_end] more voyages to the [blank_start]New World[blank_end] that he had discovered. He was appointed Governor of The [blank_start]New World[blank_end] but was arrested for supposed [blank_start]cruelty[blank_end] to the natives. He was brought back to Spain in chains and died in [blank_start]1506[blank_end].
Answer
  • 3
  • 13
  • New World
  • Old World
  • New World
  • Old World
  • cruelty
  • excessive kindness
  • 1506
  • 1606

Question 10

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Columbus believed himself to be a failure because he never a route to India.
Answer
  • True
  • False
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