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age of exploration
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Marco Polo influenced the Age of Exploration by
returning with valuable silks, teas and spices from Asia
Why did the explorers travel by sea, rather than land, to reach Asia?
The Ottoman turks prevented people from passing through their land
What did Vasco de Gama do before any other European explorer?
He successfully reached India by ship
Why did Christopher Columbus think he had landed in India?
he underestimated the distance around the world
What two countries dominated trade during the Age of Exploration?
Spain or Portugal
Which of the following goods shared in the Columbian exchange came from the Americas?
What was a negative effect of the Columbian Exchange
Diseases such as measles and smallpox were spread
Which of the following was Not an effect of the line of demarcation between Spain and Portugal
Prince Henry the navigator explored the African Coast
Circumnavigation means to
travel completely around something, such as the globe
Which statement about life at sea during the Age of Exploration is true?
The captain was the highest ranking person on the shop
name one of the 2 reasons European countries began to explore in the 1400.
motives, knowledge or technology
Why did the Europeans need new trade routes?
Europeans were interested in spices from Asia, they used spices to help preserve food during winter.
The phrase "glory, gold, God is often used to describe the age of Exploration- explain by finishing the following sentence
The word GOLD is one of the reasons Europeans set out for foreign lands bc it explains that they wanted to find wealth in foreign lands.
Give on example of a new advancement that helped Europeans Actually do the exploring?
cartography - they needed maps to find their way around Europe,
cartography is the science and art of making maps.
Where is that food from?
corn - NW
tomato - NW
cow - OW
peppers - NW
rice - OW
chicken - OW
chocolate - NW
avocado - NW
bread/wheat - OW
plants brought to the Americas from Europe
coffee, wheat, bananas, sugar cane, apples, onion, olive, citrus fruits, grape, rice, barley, oats, peaches, pears
plants brought to Europe from the Americas
corn, tomatoes, cocoa, peanuts, tobacco, vanilla, beans, pineapple, quinne, pumpkin, squash, sweet potato, avocado, peppers,
animals brought to the Americas from Europe
horses, sheep cattle, chicken, pigs, honeybee
animals brought to Europe from the Americas
turkey, red fox, grey squirrels, Canada geese
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