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Question 1: What does the following picture show?

  Detail of 1507 Waldseemüller map showing the name "America" for the first time.
  Replicas of Niña, Pinta and Santa María at Palos de la Frontera, Spain
  World map from Johannes Kepler's Rudolphine Tables (1627), incorporating many of the new discoveries.
  The route of Abel Tasman's 1642 and 1644 voyages in New Holland (Australia) in the service of the VOC (Dutch East India Company)

Question 2:
Who is Christopher Columbus's spouse?
2 children
Filipa Moniz
William Kibler
Jeanne Stephens Lee

Question 3: Terra Australis Ignota (Latin, "the unknown land of the south") was a hypothetical continent appearing on European maps from the 15th to the 18th centuries, with roots in a notion introduced by ________.
EmpiricismBertrand RussellPlatoAristotle

Question 4: Between 1325–1357 ________ encouraged maritime commerce and ordered the first explorations.
Afonso II of PortugalAfonso III of PortugalFerdinand I of PortugalAfonso IV of Portugal

Question 5: What does the following picture show?

  Yermak Timofeyevich and his band of adventurers crossing the Ural Mountains at Tagil, entering Asia from Europe
  Siberian river routes were of primary importance in the process of Russian exploration and conquest of Siberia.
  Vasco da Gama's 1497-1499 travel to India (black). Previous travels of Pêro da Covilhã (orange) and Afonso de Paiva (blue), and their common route (green)
  Victoria, the single ship to have completed the first world circumnavigation. (Detail from Maris Pacifici by Ortelius, 1589.)

Question 6: Portuguese ships laden with pepper and ________ would unload their cargo.
Cinnamomum aromaticumTeaSpiceCinnamon

Question 7: [92] Soon the ________ established a lively trade with the East, having imported 6 million porcelain items from China to Europe between the years 1602 to 1682.
Dutch West India CompanyFrench East India CompanyDutch EmpireDutch East India Company

Question 8: However, small bodies of Spanish ________, with large armies of indigenous Americans groups, managed to conquer these states.
ConquistadorPaleo-IndiansPre-Columbian eraIndigenous Amerindian genetics

Question 9: On September 6, 1522 Victoria returned to Spain with only eighteen crew members, thus completing the first ________ of the globe.
CircumnavigationCape HornClipper routeSingle-handed sailing

Question 10: Soon after Magellan's expedition, in 1525, Charles V sent an expedition led by García Jofre de Loaísa to colonize the ________, claiming that they were in his zone of the Treaty of Tordesillas.
MaldivesSaint HelenaMaluku IslandsMadagascar







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