Mapping the World, Seaborne Commerce & Piracy


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The Age of Exploration was the era in which

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1. In simple terms, a cartographer is a

2. The Americas were named after

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In these assessments, you will be tested on topics what the Age of Exploration involved and what a cartographer is.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet asks you to identify:

  • Characteristics of the Age of Exploration
  • What a cartographer is
  • Who the Americas were named after
  • The Sea Dogs of England
  • Who founded the colony of Roanoke

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding who the Americas were named after and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define cartographer
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Age of Exploration lesson

Additional Learning

Review the lesson called Mapping the World, Seaborne Commerce & Piracy to gain a better understanding of these concepts through these objectives:

  • Understand what the Age of Exploration involved
  • Identify what mapmakers realized to kick start this age
  • Describe how maritime trade and commerce took off
  • Explain who took the lead in this early new venture
  • Appreciate the roles of the other countries in Europe during this age