European Explorers 4th Grade
Early European Explorers: Columbus, Balboa, Ponce de Leon, Magellan, Hudson, Cabot, Cartier
Terms in this set (20)
What direction did Christopher Columbus believe he could sail to reach Asia?
What country sponsored Christopher Columbus' journey west?
What were the names of the rulers of Spain who sponsored Columbus' expedition west?
King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella
What were the names of the three ships Columbus used on his voyage across the Atlantic Ocean?
Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria
What is the present day name of Columbus' first landing site?
What European country sponsored the voyages of Vasco Nunez Balboa?
What European country sponsored the voyages of Juan Ponce de Leon?
What European country sponsored the voyages of Ferdinand Magellan?
What European country sponsored the voyages of John Cabot?
What European country sponsored the voyages of Henry Hudson?
What European country sponsored the voyages of Jacques Cartier?
What was the goal of 6 of the 7 European explorers we discussed?
They were trying to reach Asia.
What was Juan Ponce de Leon's goal?
He was trying to reach the "fountain of youth."
Who was the first European to see the Pacific Ocean?
Vasco Nunez Balboa
What European later named the Pacific Ocean?
What explorer was given credit for sailing around the world?
What happened on Henry Hudson's last voyage?
His crew mutinied and left him in a smaller boat. He was never seen again.
What New World areas did Juan Ponce de Leon explore?
Puerto Rico and Florida
What region of the New World did John Cabot, Henry Hudson and Jacques Cartier explore?
Canada (Northern North America)
What European explorer gave Canada its name?
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