John Cabot, Explorer: Voyage, Facts & Accomplishments


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John Cabot

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1. The Northwest Passage was believed to be

2. What may have been the result of John Cabot's second voyage to the New World?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

In 1497, explorer Giovanni Caboto, or John Cabot, gained the backing of British King Henry VII and sailed from Bristol, England, on his first voyage west in search of a new trade route to the orient. This quiz/worksheet combo examines what is known about Cabot's voyages and will help you understand his explorations and his contribution to the Age of Discovery.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • John Cabot's background and skills
  • The Northwest Passage
  • Cabot's exploration in the New World
  • The colony Cabot may have left behind
  • Cabot's influence on New World exploration

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet lets you practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - access your knowledge on John Cabot and his role in New World exploration
  • Defining key concepts - ensure you can accurately define main ideas such as the Northwest Passage
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of John Cabot to answer questions about his role in the exploration and settlement of the New World

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson titled John Cabot, Explorer: Voyage, Facts & Accomplishments. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand John Cabot's accomplishments
  • Know where historians believe Cabot landed in North America
  • Understand the search for the Northwest Passage
  • Explain how Cabot influenced New World exploration
  • Know the achievements of Cabot's son Sebastian