50 Questions on The Age of Exploration

  1. Who is credited with leading the first voyage to circumnavigate the globe?
    • Magellan
  2. Which Italian explorer is known for his voyages to the Americas and is often credited with discovering the New World?
    • Columbus
  3. What was the term for the Spanish conquerors who explored and colonized the Americas during the Age of Exploration?
    • Conquistadors
  4. What is the name of the trade route between Europe and Asia that European explorers were trying to find during the Age of Exploration?
    • Northwest Passage
  5. Which Portuguese prince is considered a pioneer of early exploration and navigation during the Age of Exploration?
    • Henry
  6. What was the name of the Spanish explorer who led the first expedition to sail around the world and died during the journey?
    • Magellan
  7. What was the name of the treaty that divided the newly discovered lands between Spain and Portugal in 1494?
    • Treaty of Tordesillas
  8. What was the term for the exchange of goods, ideas, and diseases between the Old World and the New World after Columbus’s voyages?
    • Columbian Exchange
  9. What English explorer is known for circumnavigating the globe and helping establish English claims in the New World?
    • Drake
  10. What was the name of the sea route discovered by Vasco da Gama that allowed direct trade with India, bypassing the Ottoman Empire?
    • Cape of Good Hope
  11. Who was the first European to reach India by sea, opening up a lucrative spice trade route for Portugal?
    • Vasco da Gama
  12. What was the term for the Spanish land grants that allowed conquistadors to demand tribute and labor from indigenous people in the Americas?
    • Encomienda
  13. Which Italian explorer reached the eastern coast of Canada while searching for the Northwest Passage in 1497?
    • Cabot
  14. What was the name of the Italian explorer who reached the eastern coast of North America in 1497?
    • Cabot
  15. What was the term for the government-issued licenses that allowed Spanish explorers to conquer and colonize new territories in the Americas?
    • Conquistador’s license
  16. What was the name of the Italian explorer who claimed the coast of North America for England in 1497?
    • Cabot
  17. What Portuguese explorer established a sea route to Asia by sailing around the southern tip of Africa in 1488?
    • Dias
  18. What Portuguese explorer is known for his voyage to India in 1498, establishing a sea route for the spice trade?
    • Vasco
  19. What was the term for the exchange of plants, animals, and technologies between the Old World and the New World?
    • Columbian Exchange
  20. What was the name of the treaty between Spain and Portugal that divided newly discovered lands in the Americas in 1494?
    • Treaty of Tordesillas
  21. What was the term for the Spanish land grants that allowed conquistadors to extract tribute and labor from indigenous people in the Americas?
    • Encomienda
  22. What Portuguese explorer is known for reaching the southern tip of Africa in 1488, opening a sea route to Asia?
    • Dias
  23. What Spanish explorer is known for his conquest of the Inca Empire in Peru in the early 16th century?
    • Pizarro
  24. What term refers to the period of renewed interest in exploration and discovery during the 15th and 16th centuries?
    • Renaissance
  25. What was the term for the indigenous peoples of the Americas who were conquered and colonized by European explorers?
    • Native Americans
  26. What Portuguese explorer is known for his voyages to India in the late 15th century, establishing a sea route for the spice trade?
    • Vasco da Gama
  27. Who is known for leading the first successful expedition to circumnavigate the globe, even though he died during the journey?
    • Magellan
  28. What was the name of the sea route that Vasco da Gama used to reach India, bypassing the Ottoman Empire?
    • Cape of Good Hope
  29. What English explorer is known for circumnavigating the globe and disrupting Spanish colonial interests in the New World?
    • Drake
  30. What term describes the transfer of plants, animals, and cultures between the Old World and the New World after Columbus’s voyages?
    • Columbian Exchange
  31. What was the name of the treaty that divided newly discovered lands in the Americas between Spain and Portugal in 1494?
    • Treaty of Tordesillas
  32. What was the term for the government-issued licenses that allowed Spanish explorers to conquer and exploit new territories in the Americas?
    • Conquistador’s license
  33. Who was the Italian explorer who claimed parts of the New World for Spain, leading to the name “America” for the continent?
    • Amerigo Vespucci
  34. What was the term for the Spanish system of forced labor and tribute imposed on indigenous people in the Americas?
    • Encomienda
  35. What Portuguese explorer sailed around the southern tip of Africa, reaching the Indian Ocean and opening a sea route to Asia?
    • Dias
  36. What was the name of the Spanish explorer who conquered the Aztec Empire in Mexico in the early 16th century?
    • Cortes
  37. What term refers to the period of renewed interest in exploration and discovery during the 15th and 16th centuries?
    • Renaissance
  38. Who was the Italian explorer who claimed parts of the New World for Spain, contributing to the naming of the continent “America”?
    • Amerigo Vespucci
  39. What was the name of the Portuguese explorer who reached India by sea in 1498, establishing a sea route for the spice trade?
    • Vasco da Gama
  40. What was the term for the forced labor and tribute system imposed on indigenous peoples in the Spanish colonies of the Americas?
    • Encomienda
  41. Who was the Spanish explorer who conquered the Inca Empire in Peru in the early 16th century?
    • Pizarro
  42. What was the term for the indigenous people of the Americas who were colonized and exploited by European explorers?
    • Native Americans
  43. What Portuguese explorer is known for his voyages to India in the late 15th century, opening a sea route for the spice trade?
    • Vasco da Gama
  44. What was the name of the sea route that Vasco da Gama used to reach India, bypassing the Ottoman Empire?
    • Cape of Good Hope
  45. What was the term for the exchange of plants, animals, and technologies between the Old World and the New World?
    • Columbian Exchange
  46. What was the name of the treaty that divided newly discovered lands in the Americas between Spain and Portugal in 1494?
    • Treaty of Tordesillas
  47. What was the term for the government-issued licenses that allowed Spanish explorers to conquer and exploit new territories in the Americas?
    • Conquistador’s license
  48. Who was the Italian explorer who claimed parts of the New World for Spain, contributing to the naming of the continent “America”?
    • Amerigo Vespucci
  49. What was the name of the Spanish explorer who conquered the Aztec Empire in Mexico in the early 16th century?
    • Cortes
  50. What Portuguese explorer sailed around the southern tip of Africa, reaching the Indian Ocean and opening a sea route to Asia?
    • Dias

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