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What is the southern tip of Africa called?

the Cape of Good Hope
the Cape of Good Hope
What country did Marco Polo explore?

China
China
What country was named for Amerigo Vespucci?

America
America
What caused sailors to get scurvy?

a lack of vitamin C
a lack of vitamin C
What country funded Columbus' voyages?

Spain
Spain
What is a compass used for?

to find direction
to find direction
What is a compass rose?

a direction marker on a map
a direction marker on a map
Who made the first globe?

Behaim
Behaim
Who started the first European school for training sailors in navigation?

Prince Henry or Henry the Navigator
Prince Henry or Henry the Navigator
What continent did Diaz and daGama sail around?

Africa
Africa
What goods from Asia did the Europeans want to buy?

spices
spices
What is the modern name for Vinland?

New Foundland
New Foundland
Spell navigation.

n a v i g a t i o n
n a v i g a t i o n
What direction is lattitude?

east and west
east and west
Which explorer was the first to sail around the world?

Magellan
Magellan
How many voyages did Columbus make to the Americas?

four
four
In what year did the Columbus sail to the new world?

1492
1492
What country did the Vikings come from?

Norway, Sweeden, or Denmark
Norway, Sweeden, or Denmark
What were the names of Columbus' three ships?

Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria
Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria
What direction is longitude?

north and south
north and south
What was the first globe made of?

pieces of leather
pieces of leather
Which explorer founded an all-water route to Asia?

Vasco daGama
Vasco daGama
What was Columbus and the other explorers looking for?

an all-water passage to Asia
an all water passage to Asia
What explorer was the first to see the Pacific Ocean from land?

Balboa
Balboa
What two continents does the Isthmus of Panama connect?

North and South America
North and South America
What instrument did sailors use to determine their location by lining it up with the sun or the North Star?

an astrolabe
an astrolobe
What did Columbus call the native Americans?

Indians
Indians
Spell expedition.

e x p e d i t i o n
e x p e d i t i o n
In what direction did Columbus sail to reach Asia?

west
west
Who were the first Europeans to have landed in the Americas?

Vikings
Vikings