French Exploration of the New World: History & Overview


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Which of the following was NOT an area explored by the French?

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1. Where did Louis Joliet and Jacques Marquette explore?

2. What activity did most French settlers engage in?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will test your understanding of the French exploration of the New World. Things you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the areas explored by the French and the legacy of these explorers.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test your knowledge of the following:

  • What areas the French explored
  • The legacy of the French explorers
  • Where Joliet and Marquette explored
  • The activity that most French settlers engaged in
  • The initial motivation for French exploration

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on French exploration in the New World
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about New World exploration in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding French settlements in the New World
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about French explorers

Additional Learning

To learn more about these explorers and settlers, review the corresponding lesson on French Exploration of the New World. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about the beginnings of French exploration
  • Explore early French settlements
  • Discuss French profits from exploration
  • Review the French role in the exploration of the Mississippi
  • Understand the legacy of French exploration