Study your flashcards anywhere!

Download the official Cram app for free >

  • Shuffle
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Alphabetize
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Front First
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Both Sides
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Read
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
Reading...
Front

How to study your flashcards.

Right/Left arrow keys: Navigate between flashcards.right arrow keyleft arrow key

Up/Down arrow keys: Flip the card between the front and back.down keyup key

H key: Show hint (3rd side).h key

A key: Read text to speech.a key

image

Play button

image

Play button

image

Progress

1/26

Click to flip

26 Cards in this Set

  • Front
  • Back
What is the story of what has happened in the life of a country or people called?
History
What are the four oceans?
Atlantic
Pacific
Indian
Artic
Who told Europeans about his journey to China?
Marco Polo
Who was the first Spaniard to reach the Pacific Ocean?
Balboa
What Portuguese explorer first sailed around Africa to get to Asia?
Vasco de Gama
What were the names of Columbus' three ships?
Nina, Pinta, Santa Maria
What did he name the Pacific?
"Great South Sea"
Who first used the name America?
A German mapmaker
Who discovered America?
Christopher Columbus
What great piece of land did Ponce de Leon mistake for an island?
Florida
Where did Columbus land?
San Salvador
What explorer wanted to find the Fountain of Youth?
Ponce de Leon
What explorer claimed North America for England in 1497?
John Cabot
What did Columbus want to find?
Asia.
What are the seven continents?
North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Austrailia, Antarctica.
What did the name "America" first stand for?
South America only
When did Columbus discover America?
October 12, 1492
What is the study of the surface of the earth called?
Geography.
What continent is responsible for the settlement of America?
Europe.
What did the Vikings call America?
Vinland
What did Columbus call the people he met in America?
Why?
Indians
Thought he had landed in India
What group from Scandinavia raided parts of Europe and accidentally discovered America?
Vikings
When did the Vikings land in America?
1,000 A.D.
What explorer first called America a "New World"?
Amerigo Vespucci
What are the seven continents?
North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Austrailia.
What is a continent?
A large mass of land.