The Age of Discovery
Europeans wanted to find a direct sea route to India and the Far East because ____.
of trade and the desire to spread Christianity
they were interested in obtaining silk, spices, and precious metals
they were interested in exploring new territories
they wanted to test new navigation equipment
Prince Henry of Portugal accomplished all of the following EXCEPT ____.
setting up the first European school for navigators
helping to design and build better ships
sending parties of explorers along Africa's west coast
leading an expedition along Africa's west coast
The first European to sail around Africa to India and back again was ____.
Vasco da Gama
Prince Henry of Portugal
Christopher Columbus believed that ____.
he could reach Asia by sailing around Africa
he could reach the Americas by sailing west from Europe
he could reach Asia by sailing west from Europe
the world was flat
Which of the following is NOT true of Magellan's voyage?
It proved that the earth is round.
It showed that Columbus landed in the Americas, not in Asia.
It was the first time an explorer circumnavigated the world.
It proved that Spain was more powerful than Portugal.
Which statement about the search for a northwest passage is most accurate?
The search for a northwest passage to Asia failed but established claims in the Americas for Spain and Portugal.
Only England succeeded in finding a northwest passage to Asia.
Only France succeeded in finding a northwest passage to Asia.
The search for a northwest passage to Asia failed but established claims in the Americas for England, France, and the Netherlands.
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