Northwest Passage Lesson for Kids: Definition, History & Facts


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People living in _____ wanted to find the Northwest Passage because they thought it would help them trade their goods with people living in East Asia.

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1. The Northwest Passage connects the Atlantic Ocean with the _____.

2. The Northwest Passage was _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz and its attached worksheet to quickly assess your understanding of the history of the Northwest Passage. Questions will focus on explorers of this region as well as why the Northwest Passage was important.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The multiple-choice questions let you test your knowledge of:

  • Who was looking for the Northwest Passage
  • What it was hoped this passage would connect
  • Early explorers of the Northwest Passage

Skills Practiced

  • Reading awareness - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson, such as which explorer successfully located the Northwest Passage
  • Remembering details - remember what you've learned about how difficult it was to find the Northwest Passage
  • Learning practice - use what you know to answer questions about who was looking for the Northwest Passage and what they were hoping it would connect

Additional Learning

You can learn even more about this famous sea route by reading the lesson titled Northwest Passage Lesson for Kids: Definition, History & Facts. You will be exposed to new information like:

  • Expeditions sent out to find the Northwest Passage
  • Tragedies that befell many explorers
  • How much travel time could be saved by the Northwest Passage