Early Explorers
in the Americas
Colonization
Global Issues
Miscellaneous

100

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?