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European Trading Empires in the East Indian Ocean: History & Timeline

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Who were the first Europeans in the Eastern Indian Ocean?

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1. Who outcompeted the Portuguese in Southeast Asia?

2. Where did the Dutch colonize?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Christopher Columbus may have been one of the first Europeans to reach the New World, but that certainly wasn't where he intended to go. The questions on this quiz/worksheet combination test you on which European nation first gained access to the East Indian Ocean, who they were in competition with, and other interesting facts.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will answer test questions on:

  • Which nation colonized Indochina
  • Who reached the East Indian Ocean first
  • Where the British concentrated their efforts

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of this period in history to identify the country that outdid another for trading rights in Indonesia
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you understand what you've learned about which area the Dutch took as a colony
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the first Europeans to enter the East Indian Ocean

Additional Learning

Study the lesson titled European Trading Empires in the East Indian Ocean: History & Timeline to find out more about this period. When you finish, you should meet these objectives:

  • Identify the people with whom the Portuguese fought over trading rights
  • Explain what and where the Spice Islands were
  • Describe what they had that Europeans valued at least as highly as gold
  • Name the company that helped finance many trading missions
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