4th History Chapter 1

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4th History Chapter 1
2010-10-21 11:18:08

4th Gr. History Discovery Years ch. 1
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  1. What is a continent?
    A large mass of land.
  2. Name the smallest continent.
  3. Name the largest continent.
  4. Name the second largest continent.
  5. Name the smallest ocean.
    Arctic Ocean
  6. Name the largest ocean.
    Pacific Ocean
  7. The warmest ocean is ........
    The Indian Ocean
  8. What is the Western Hemisphere?
    The half of the world that includes North and South America
  9. What is the Eastern Hemisphere?
    The half of the world that includes Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia.
  10. What is the equator?
    An imaginary line that encircles the earth halfway between the North Pole and the South Pole.
  11. When did Christopher Columbus discover America?
  12. Who was Marco Polo?
    An Italian merchant who visited China and described its riches to Europe.
  13. Who was the king and queen of Spain who financed Columbus's voyages?
    Ferdinand and Isabella
  14. Where were the Vikings from?
  15. Who was the Viking that was the first European to visit America?
    Leif Ericson
  16. Who was John Cabot?
    The Explorer who claimed North America for England in 1497.
  17. who was Amerigo Vespucci?
    The explorer who was the first to call America a New World.
  18. Who was Vasco da Gama?
    A Portugese explorer who was the first to sail around the tip of Africa.
  19. Who was Vasco de Balboa?
    A Spanish explorer who claimed the Pacific Ocean for Spain and named it the Great South Sea.
  20. Who is Ponce de Leon?
    The First European to explore the land that is now the United States; explored the named Florida.
  21. What explorer wanted to find the Fountain of Youth?
    Ponce de Leon.