Prince Henry of Portugal: Biography & Facts


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What is Prince Henry of Portugal most remembered for?

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1. What was the Age of Exploration?

2. What is a caravel?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Prince Henry initiated the Age of Exploration, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of his life. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of the life and accomplishments of Prince Henry.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Age of Exploration
  • Characteristics of a caravel
  • Importance of the Volta do Mar

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related history lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as Volta do Mar and caravel
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Portugal's desire to access the southern portion of the Sahara
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Prince Henry

Additional Learning

To learn more about this historical figure, review the accompanying lesson titled Prince Henry of Portugal: Biography & Facts. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about the life and accomplishments of Prince Henry
  • Understand Portugal's role in the Age of Exploration
  • Know the historical impact of Prince Henry