Christopher Columbus

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Christopher Columbus.

1. In what country was Christopher Columbus born?
a. Spain
b. Portugal
c. France
d. Italy
e. Greece

2. When was Christopher Columbus born?
a. 1340
b. 1392
c. 1451
d. 1492
e. 1522

3. What was Christopher Columbus most known for?
a. First to circumnavigate the globe
b. First to the top of Mount Everest
c. Starting the European exploration of America
d. Exploring the South Pacific
e. Discovering the Hudson River

4. What world leader(s) paid for Columbus' expedition across the Atlantic Ocean?
a. Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand of Spain
b. King Edward IV of England
c. Charles the Bold and Louis XII of France
d. Maximillian I of the Holy Roman Empire
e. Manuel I of Portugal

5. The three ships on Columbus' first voyage were the Nina, the Pinta, and the __________.
a. Columbus
b. Santa Maria
c. Isabella
d. Triana
e. Indiana

6. What was the first land that Columbus' and his crew saw in the New World?
a. The island of Cuba
b. Florida
c. Massachusetts
d. The island of San Salvador
e. Mexico

7. How many expeditions did Columbus make to the Americas?
a. 1
b. 2
c. 3
d. 4
e. 5

8. What continent did Columbus think he had reached when he visited the Americas?
a. Australia
b. Antarctica
c. Asia
d. Africa
e. South America

9. True or False: Columbus was the first person to set foot on land in either of the American continents?

10. What animal did Columbus introduce to the New World?
a. Snakes
b. Alligators
c. Bears
d. Dogs
e. Horses

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