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General

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Was Columbus rich or poor as a child?
poor

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Where was Columbus trying to get to?
West Indies

100

How many ships did Columbus take to America?
3

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Did Columbus land in the United States?
no

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Did Columbus know when he died that he had not reached the West Indies?
No - he thought he was there the whole time

200

Did Columbus like ships as a child?
Yes - he used to watch them from the dock.

200

In what year did Columbus sail to America?
1492

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What were the name of the ships that Columbus sailed to America?
Nina, Pinta, Santa Maria

200

Where did Columbus actually land?
San Salvador

200

In what month did he reach America?
October

300

Did Columbus have a big family?
Yes - he had many brothers and sisters.

300

Who funded his voyage to America?
Queen Isabella of Spain

300

Which ship did Columbus sail on to America?
Santa Maria

300

How long did it take for Columbus to get to America?
72 days (about a month)

300

What did he bring back to Queen Isabella?
Indians, pineapples, turkeys, and tobacco

400

Where was Columbus born?
Genoa, Italy

400

What did Columbus find when he went to America for the 2nd time in 1493?
All the men he had left there had been killed by the Indians.

400

Which ship crashed and was used as fire wood?
Santa Maria

400

What was Columbus looking for in America?
gold, spices, silk

400

How do we celebrate Columbus's discovery?
With "Columbus Day" in October

500

What did Columbus's parents do for a living?
They were weavers

500

How many times did Columbus sail to America?
4

500

Which ship was the biggest?
Santa Maria

500

Why did he call the natives Indians?
He though he had landed in the West Indies

500

Did Columbus get the money he wanted for his trip to America the first time he asked?
No - he had to ask several kings and queens for the money before he was given it.