Christopher Columbus's Voyages: Route & Legacy


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Which of the following is NOT the name of one if the three ships that sailed with Christopher Columbus?

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1. After 1453, what made Europeans begin looking for an all-water sea route to India and East Asia?

2. Columbus calculated the distance from Europe to Japan to be fewer than:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The voyages of Christopher Columbus are considered controversial for several reasons. With this quiz/worksheet combo, you will discover details about his ventures and interactions ashore.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will test you on:

  • Motivations for Columbus' exploration
  • Turkish conquests
  • Columbus' legacy
  • Geographic details of Columbus' voyages

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will test skills in the following areas:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about Columbus' explorations
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the expeditions of Columbus
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about motivations, circumstances, and controversies surrounding Columbus' explorations

Additional Learning

Read the lesson titled Christopher Columbus' Voyages: Route & Legacy to learn more about his conquests. This lesson contains the following objectives:

  • Understand how Turkish conquest motivated explorers to find seafaring routes to India and East Asia
  • Describe motivating factors that persuaded Queen Isabella I to fund exploration
  • Explain the geographical considerations of Columbus
  • Describe the controversy surrounding Columbus' voyages