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The Age of Exploration Quiz

The following questions are based on the article: The Age of Exploration.
1. What was it that Europeans wanted to get from Asia that prompted them to seek a sea route?
tea and spices
gunpowder
technology
raspberries

2. What technological inovation allowed the Europeans to sail the ocean seas?
sextant
compass
the caravel
all of the above

3. What country led exploration around Africa to get to the East?
France
Italy
Portugal
Bohemia

4. What was the war that drove the Moors from Spain called?
The Jacquerie
The Reconquista
The Spanish Civil War
Bartholemew's Day Massacre

5. What was the name of the treaty by which Spain and Portugal divided up the world?
Treaty of Seville
Treaty of Lisbon
Treaty of Westphalia
Treaty of Tordesillas

6. What was the least expensive way to transport goods?
using backpacks
by horse cart
by caravan
by ship at sea

7. What year did Columbus set sail on his first voyage?
1402
1492
1603
1776

8. Who was the French explorer and founder of New France?
Champlain
Jolliet
La Salle
Marquette


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