Early Explorers
in the Americas
Colonization
Global Issues
Miscellaneous
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The earliest recorded European explorer to travel through Asia
Who is Marco Polo?
100
Name for the Dutch colony in the Americas
What is New Netherlands?
100
Introduced tobacco to the Jamestown colony
Who is John Rolfe?
100
His crew was the first to circumnavigate the earth
Who is Ferdinand Magellan?
100
Three reasons for European exploration
What is God, Glory, and Gold?
200
Led a school of Portuguese sailors exploring the coast of Africa
Who is Prince Henry the Navigator?
200
Explored the New England coastline for England
Who is John Cabot?
200
French explorer who was instrumental in developing the colony of New France
Who is Samuel de Champlain?
200
Term for the slave journey from Africa to the Americas
What is the Middle Passage?
200
New form of ship that carried heavier cargo and sailed longer distances
What is the caravel?
300
Portuguese explorer who rounded the southern tip of Africa
Who is Bartholmew Dias?
300
Queen of Spain who financed Christopher Columbus
Who is Queen Isabella?
300
Economic term for a mother country using resources from colonies to stockpile gold and silver
What is mercantilism?
300
Two locations for sugarcane plantations in the Americas
What is the coastal islands of Brazil and the Caribbean
300
Navigation instrument used to determine latitude based upon the position of the sun on the horizon
What is the astrolabe?
400
Portuguese explorer who became the first to sail for India and return with spices
Who is Vasco de Gama?
400
Treaty that divided the Atlantic world between Spain and Portugal
What is the Treaty of Tordesillas?
400
Two leaders who were instrumental in the founding of the colony of Rhode Island
Who is Anne Hutchinson and Roger Williams?
400
Chinese explorer who made seven voyages in the 1400s
Who is Zheng He?
400
First representative government in the North American colonies
What is the Virginia House of Burgesses?
500
Portuguese port for the spice trade on the Malay Peninsula
What is Melaka?
500
Both names for the founder of the colony of Maryland as a haven for Catholics
Who is Lord Baltimore (George Calvert)?
500
Founder of the colony of Connecticut
Who is Thomas Hooker?
500
Island under the control of the Dutch as they took over the spice trade in southeast Asia
What is Java?
500
Another name for the Spice Islands
What is the Moluccas?
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