Preparation for Discovery
Process of Discovery
Commercial Revolution
Famous Names and Places
Potpourri

100

This man's account of his travels awakened European curiosity in the Orient.
Who is Marco Polo

100

After crossing the Isthmus of Panama, Balboa saw this body of water which was given its present name by Magellan.
What is the Pacific Ocean?

100

This is what the changes in Europe's business thinking and practice during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries are called.
What is the Commercial Revolution?

100

This mythical African ruler was supposedly a wealthy and powerful Christian who wanted to help the Europeans fight the Muslims. However, despite numerous search expiditions, he was not to be found.
Who is Prester John?

100

Records that are produced during the time period being studied, often produced by the people involved in the events being studied.
What are Primary sources?

200

These three things were very important to early explorers.
What are maps, a compass, and navigational instruments.

200

This is the country for which explorers Jaques Cartier and Samuel de Champlain sailed and claimed territory. DAILY DOUBLE
What is France?

200

This was the dominant economic policy of most European nations during the Age of Exploration.
What is mercantilism?

200

Although he never went on an expidition, he was largely responsible for Portugal's early success in exploration and set up a school of navigation on the coast of Portugal and has been called "the greatest figure in the history of exploration."
Who is Prince Henry "The Navigator?"

200

This teacher of Alexander the Great instilled in his young pupil a love for Greek culture.
Who is Aristotle?

300

This light, fast vessel was popular with the early explorers of the late fifteenth century.
What is the caravel

300

These were the three major native Indian cultures of Central and South America.
Who are the Maya, Aztec, and Inca?

300

The use of wealth to make more wealth defines this economic policy. DAILY DOUBLE
What is capitalism?

300

This Portuguese explorer became the first European to reach India by sailing around Africa, giving Portugal control of the water-route to India and breaking the Muslim trade monopoly in the Indian Ocean. DAILY DOUBLE
Who is Vasco da Gama?

300

This was the most powerful body within the governmental structure of the Republic of Rome
What is the Senate?

400

These early ships were used to cross the Mediterranean Sea, but were not practical for crossing the ocean because they would require such a large crew and would not be able to carry enough supplies to feed the crew. DAILY DOUBLE
What are oar-powered ships?

400

This Oriental possession was gained by England during the Age of Exploration.
What is India

400

Their purpose was to supply the mother country with raw materials and provide markets where goods from the mother country could be sold.
What are colonies?

400

This Spanish explorer led a three-year-long voyage to circumnavigate the earth. Although he was killed during the journey, his remaining crew continued and completed the journey which has been called "the greatest single human achievement on sea."
Who is Ferdinand Magellan?

400

This Mongal ruler conquered China.
Who is Kublai Khan?

500

These are the five main ramotives that prompted European explorers to "seek out and discover" new lands.
What is the search for new trade routes, quest for gold, desire for adventure and glory, religious concerns, and competition among European nations?

500

These five major regions in North America were where groups of Indian tribes lived.
Who are the Northeastern Indians; the Southeastern Indians, known as the "mound builders"'; the Plains Indians; the Southwest Indians, often called the "cliff dwellers"; and the Indians of the West Coast?

500

These three joint-stock companies were especially important during the Age of Exploration, using the invested money of their stockholders to set up trade settlements to make their work more permanent.
What are the English East India Company, the Dutch East India Company, and the French company of New France?

500

2 Parts: He settled the trade disputes between Spain and Portugal by dividing the world between the two countries. This is the name of the dividing line.
Who is Pope Alexander VI and what is the Line of Demarcation?

500

In Medieval Europe, these were the three classes of members of craft guilds.
What are apprentice, journeyman, and master?