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					Christopher Columbus
       A Game ?
       A Review ?
        A Quiz ?
                    Question # 1

      Christopher Columbus is
         from what country?

A. Spain                    B. Portugal
C. Italy                    D. England
Knowledge: recall
     ANSWER
The correct answer is
      C. Italy
                   Question # 2
Which of the following might have
 influenced Christopher not to
 become a weaver like his father?
A.    He hated the smell of sheep.
B.    He lived in a seaport city.
C.    He wanted to make more money.
D.    His father died while he was young.
Analysis: deduce
             ANSWER
           The correct answer is
                 B.
     He lived in a seaport city.
Columbus may have watched ships coming
  and going and then dreamed of being a
                  sailor.
                      Question # 3
Choose the reason for Columbus
  wanting to travel to Asia:

A.    He read The Travels of Marco Polo.
B.    That was the only travel destination.
C.    He thought the world was flat.
D.    He was forced to sail to Asia.

Application: choose
         ANSWER
     The correct answer is
             A.
He read The Travels of Marco
            Polo.
                      Question # 4
Columbus believed he could sail west to
   reach the Indies. Which statement
   supports his belief?
A. The maps proved he could do this.
B. The earth was flat.
C. He believed the earth was round and
   Asia was not far away.
D. Other sailors had done this.
Evaluation: support
                     Answer
              The correct answer is
                          C.
 He believed the earth was round and Asia
               was not far away.
Most learned men of the day believed the earth was round
            but there were no maps to show this.
                   Question # 5
Columbus needed someone rich to sponsor
   his voyage. After many tries, Queen
   Isabella and King Ferdinand took an
   interest in his plan. Match the rulers to
   their country.
A. Portugal                B. Italy
C. Spain                   D. England
Knowledge: match
                ANSWER
             The correct answer is
                  C. Spain
Columbus first asked the King of Portugal but he
  refused. The monarchs of Spain agreed to give
 him ships, honors and titles, and a percentage of
                    the profits.
                  Question #6

Name the ship that Columbus
  captained on his voyage.
A. The Anne               B. The Nina
C. The Pinta              D. The Santa
                             Maria
Knowledge: name
              ANSWER
         The correct answer is
                D.
          The Santa Maria
The Santa Maria was the largest of the three
                  ships.
                          Question #7
Which statement best describes the feelings
  of Columbus’s crew before the journey’s
  end?
A. They were afraid of sea monsters and boiling
   waters.
B. They were very excited about getting rich.
C. After two months at sea, they were ready to
   mutiny.
D. They missed their mommies!
Comprehension: describe
             ANSWER
         The correct answer is
                   C.
After two months at sea, they were ready to
                    mutiny.
                      Question # 8

Columbus landed in the New
  World on __________?
A.    October 12, 1492
B.    October 10, 1492
C.    August 3, 1492
D.    October 12, 1493
Knowledge: complete
                 ANSWER
               The correct answer is

                    A.
             October 12, 1492
They sighted land and went ashore on an Island in the
 Bahamas. Columbus called it San Salvador. Columbus
  thought he was in the Indies so he called the people
                       Indians.
                         Question # 9
Which of the following explains how so
   much is known of Columbus’s voyages
   to the New World?
A. The voyages were filmed.
B. Stories were passed down by mouth.
C. Historians made educated guesses.
D. Columbus kept a log.
Comprehension: explain
            ANSWER
        The correct answer is
                  D.
         Columbus kept a log.
A log is a journal. His journal provides
     information about the voyage.
                        Question # 10
Not everyone in Europe thought that Columbus had reached the Indies.
     Amerigo Vespucci sailed and collected information. He learned
     that the earth was larger. If Columbus had done what he said he
     did, Asia would have to be huge.
Based on all his information, Vespucci concluded
   that_____________?
A. Columbus was correct after all.
B. A new continent had been found.
C. The earth was flat.
D. Columbus did reach the Indies.
Application: conclude
                   ANSWER
              The correct answer is
                          B.
       A new continent had been found.
The continent was North America. Mapmakers later use the
        name America in honor of Amerigo Vespucci.

				
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