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What is the waterway that separates Asia from North America?
The Bering Strait
What continent did the first inhabitants of North America come from?
Asia
What is a person who moves often in search of food called?
Nomad
The practice of planting crops such as corn and squash is called __________.
Agriculture
A system of making rules and decisions for a group is called a _____________.
Government
The first explorers came from the continent of __________.
Europe
The three language groups spoken by the native americans in Virginia were _________, __________, and __________.
Algonquian, Siouan, and Iroquoian
The _____________ language was spoken in the Valley and Ridge region.
Iroquoian
The ____________ language was spoken in the Tidewater.
Algonquian
The ____________ language was spoken in the Peidmont.
Siouan
The "chief-of-the-chiefs" of thirty Algonquian-speaking tribes:
Chief Powhatan
The spread of an illness that affects many people is called an ___________.
Epidemic
The Powhatan indians lived in what region?
Tidewater
To search for food is to ___________.
Forage
In the year 1492, this explorer discovered the land that is now North America and South America.
Christopher Columbus
Christopher Columbus was an explorer for what country?
Spain
The European explorers were looking for a __________ __________, which is a shortcut to Asia.
Northwest Passage
This man may have been the first explorer to sail around the waters near Virginia.
Giovanni da Verrazano
This is the name that the Spanish gave to the American Indian boy who they had kidnapped.
Don Louis
A religious settlement is called a ___________.
Mission
The Spanish brought Don Louis back to Virginia with them hoping that he would be an ______________ to translate the Spanish language to Algonquian.
Interpreter