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19Q.

Besides ships, what did Columbus receive for his journey west?
19A.

ninety men, and food and supplies to last a month
21Q.
When did Columbus discover the Americas for Europe?
21A.
1492
6Q.
What countries did the Indies include?
6A.
China, Japan, and India
3Q

What type of job did Christopher Columbus's father and grandfather have?
3A

weavers
23Q.
Columbus thought that he had discovered a new route to the ---.
23A.
Indies
25Q.
Why did Columbus name the people he met "Indians"?
25A.
He thought he had landed in the Indies.
27Q.
What title did Columbus get for discovering the Americas for Europe?
27A.
Admiral of the Ocean Sea
7Q.
8Q.
When Columbus became a sailor, a ship he was on was attacked by pirates. What country did he swim to the shore of?
8A.
Portugal
28Q.
How many voyages did Columbus make to the Americas?
28A.
He made four voyages.
16Q.
What countries refused to give Columbus ships?
16A.
England, France and Portugal
11Q.
Columbus wanted to get to the Indies to get ---.
11A
gold, jewels, spices and silk
13Q.
Most people during Columbus's time thought the world was round, but they thought it was ----.
13A.
a lot smaller
24Q.
Columbus named the island he first landed on ----.
24A.
San Salvadore
20Q.
What were three of the reasons why the crew of Columbus's voyage would be afraid?
20A.
1. running out of food
2. wind would not blow in the right direction to bring them back to Spain
3. monsters would be in the water
1Q. What year was Christopher Columbus born?
1A. 1451
14Q.
Why did people in Columbus's time think that the world was smaller than it really was?
14A.
They didn't know about North and South America.
22Q.
Why is this sentence false?
"Columbus discovered the Americas."
22A.
There were already people living on North and South America for thousands of years.
17Q.
What country told Columbus that they might give him ships when they had the money?
17A.
Spain
5Q.
Columbus read stories written by --------. This made him dream of going to the Indies.
5A.
Marco Polo
15Q.
How did people during Columbus's time get to the Indies?
15A.
They went by land, or they went around the continent of Africa.
2Q
How long ago was Columbus born?
2A

551 years ago
18Q.
How many ships did the king and queen of Spain give Columbus for his journey? What were the ship's names?
18A.
Columbus was given three ships. Their name's were the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria.
12Q.

Columbus thought that he could get to the Indies by going ---.
12A.
west
9Q.
While in Portugal, Columbus worked with his brother in a shop that sold ---- and ----.
9A.
maps and books
4Q.
What country was Columbus born?
4A
Italy
10Q.
When Columbus worked in the map and book shop, he would often talk to sailors who had been to the ----- and back again.
10A.

Indies
29Q.
Christopher Columbus never believed that he had found
-----.
29A.
a New World unknown to the people of Europe
26Q.
Why did the king and queen of Spain give Columbus 17 ships and 1,000 for his second voyage west?
26A.
The trip was not as risky now that Columbus had reached land by going west.