James Cook's Contributions to Oceanography


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James Cook planned to discover _____, but he never did.

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1. Which of the following places did James Cook NOT explore?

2. When James Cook became the first European to visit a series of islands in the Pacific Ocean, he called them _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet will test how much you know about James Cook and his contributions to oceanography. For the quiz, you'll be answering questions on topics like one of Cook's planned discoveries that never happened and one of the places where he never explored.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Make sure you understand the follow before taking the quiz:

  • Series of islands visited by Cook and what he named them
  • Disease Cook wanted to avoid by having his crew eat produce
  • Detail in Cook's maps made possible with the use of a marine chronometer

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about a discovery Cook had planned but never came to fruition and a disease he wanted to avoid among his crew by having them consume produce
  • Reading comprehension - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson on James Cook, including one of the features of his maps that he was able to do with a marine chronometer
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the places where Cook explored during his lifetime

Additional Learning

Keep learning about the famous explorer in the accompanying lesson entitled James Cook's Contributions to Oceanography. Here are the highlights of the lesson:

  • The Age of Exploration in Europe
  • Cook's role as an explorer
  • His interest in the science of the ocean