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Which explorer first saw the Pacific Ocean
Balboa
Who discovered the New World in 1492
Columbus
The French explorer who gave France a claim to part of the New World
Cartier
The merchant who visited China and described its riches to Europe
Marco Polo
The explorer who discovered the Mississippi River
De Soto
The story of what has happened in the life of a country or people
history
A large mass of land
continent
How many continents are there
seven
Which continent is responsible for the settlement of the New World
Europe
The continent Columbus hoped to reach
Asia
How many oceans are there
four
What is the largest ocean
Pacific
A body of land surrounded on three sides by water
peninsula
North America is located in which hemisphere
Western
An imaginary line that circles the earth half-way between the North Pole and the South Pole
equator
Which country was the first to begin a settlement in the New World
Spain
Which country was friends with the Indians and traded with them for furs
France
Which country sent Francis Drake and other "sea dogs" to raid Spanish ships
England
Which country gave Christopher Columbus the money he needed for his journey
Spain
Which country sent Vasco da Gama around Africa to find India
Portugal
Which country sent explorers to find gold in the "Seven Cities of Cibola"
Spain
Which country did NOT have a claim to land in North America
Portugal
Which country finally sent settlers to the New World who brought ideas about freedom based on the Bible
England
The explorer who founded Florida while searching for the "Fountain of Youth"
Ponce de Leon
Explorer who conquered the Aztec Indians in Mexico
Cortes
Explorer who claimed North America for England
John Cabot
Viking who was the first European to visit North America
Leif Eficson
French explorer who founded Quebec
Champlain
Name these events in the order they happened.
1.Columbus discovered America
2.The name "America" is first put on a map
3.St. Augustine becomes the first permanent settlement in America
4.Viking explorers first visited America
1. Viking explorers first visited America
2.Columbus discovers America
3.The name "America is first put on a map
4.St. Augustine becomes the first permanent settlement in America