Jacques Cartier, Explorer: Voyages, Facts & Route


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Which French monarch sent Jacques Cartier to explore North America?

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1. North America was also called:

2. On his first voyage, Cartier explored/discovered:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Jacques Cartier was a French explorer and navigator who lived during the 15th and 16th centuries. The printable worksheet and interactive quiz will test what you know about his life and voyages.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to measure your knowledge of:

  • Who sent Jacques Cartier to explore North America
  • What North America was also called during his time
  • Which places Cartier discovered on his first and second voyages
  • The man with whom he made a permanent settlement in Quebec

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Jacques Cartier
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the source of the name, Canada, that Cartier is credited with giving
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what Cartier discovered on his three North American voyages

Additional Learning

To learn more about a famous French explorer and navigator, review the corresponding lesson called Jacques Cartier, Explorer: Voyages, Facts & Route. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identifies who Jacques Cartier was
  • Examines his first voyage to North America and what he discovered there
  • Discusses his second voyage and his meetings with local Indians
  • Explores his third voyage and contribution to settling a colony in Canada