European Exploration in East Asia


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What nationality was Zheng He?

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1. What was the name of the Spanish clearinghouse for silk and silver?

2. What was the name of the Dutch trading post in Nagasaki harbor?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Once you've completed the corresponding lesson on Europe's explorations of East Asia, you can go through the quiz questions to test your understanding of the topic. Each question will assess you on a specific key point related to the topic. Some things you'll be tested on include important trading posts and who controlled specific areas of East Asia.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Zheng He
  • Important Spanish colonies
  • Dutch trading posts
  • Macau
  • Spain's trade advantage

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - ensure that you can accurately recall the most important points related to the topic of European exploration in East Asia, including the relevant European powers and their respective holdings in the region
  • Reading comprehension - use the quiz questions to test your comprehension of the timeline of East Asian exploration and the respective advantages in exploration and trade of each relevant European power
  • Knowledge application - apply your knowledge of the lesson to answer questions identifying specific European countries based upon their activities in East Asia, and the circumstances that led to colonization and trade between East Asian and European countries

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the corresponding lesson called European Exploration in East Asia. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Barriers to exploration
  • Early trade
  • Development of trade and colonization
  • Important East Asian colonies