Great Explorers of Spain and Portugal: Aims & Discoveries

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Which European is credited with being the first to reach the Pacific Ocean?

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1. Who led the first expedition to successfully circumnavigate the globe?

2. How are Hernan Cortes and Pedro Menendez de Aviles different?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This combination of quiz and worksheet will help you test your knowledge of Spanish and Portuguese exploration into the Americas. You will be quizzed on some of the major explorers as well as their achievements and conquests.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The practice questions will ask you about the following:

  • European credited with being the first to reach the Pacific Ocean
  • Leader of the first expedition to successfully circumnavigate the globe
  • Explorers who sailed for Spain and Portugal
  • Leader of the quest for the Fountain of Youth
  • Pizarro's conquest

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about Pizarro in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Spain and Portugal's goals for exploration
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Spanish and Portuguese explorers

Additional Learning

To learn more about European exploration of new lands, review the related lesson Great Explorers of Spain and Portugal: Aims & Discoveries. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Discuss what Spain and Portugal hoped to gain from exploration
  • Learn about Christopher Columbus
  • Discuss exploration in Central and South America
  • Explore how exploration turned to conquest
  • Learn about explorations in North America
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