What Is the Northwest Passage? - Explorers, Definition & History


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What important North American waterway was Jacques Cartier the first European to explore?

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1. The Northwest Passage was a quick route through North America to:

2. Sir John Franklin was commissioned by Queen Victoria to find the Northwest Passage in:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet combo will find your understanding of the Northwest Passage. You'll be asked about topics such as Jacques Cartier and Sir John Franklin.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • Current obstacles in the Northwest Passage
  • Explorations of Jacques Cartier
  • Discovery of the Northwest Passage

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Northwest Passage
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how the route was discovered
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding the role of Queen Victoria

Additional Learning

To study more about the passage, look at the accompanying lesson on the Northwest Passage. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Details the contributions of John Cabot
  • Explains the impact of Cartier
  • Covers the influence of Martin Frobisher
  • Explores the passage's discovery