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Question 1: In Portugal at least, carracks were usually very large ships for their time (often over 1000 tons), while galleons were mostly under 500 tons, although the ________ were to reach up to 2000 tons.
Manila galleonSpainPacific OceanPhilippines

Question 2: She crossed the Pacific Ocean from ________ to New Spain in 1614.
JapanCambodiaUnited KingdomCanada

Question 3: They were used in both military and trade applications, most famously in the ________, and the Manila Galleons.
Spanish treasure fleetHavanaSpanish EmpireSpain

Question 4: It was later chosen by Lord Howard, admiral of the fleet to be the flagship of the English fleet in the fight against the ________ in 1588 and was summarily renamed the Ark Royal.
English ArmadaEnglandAnglo-Spanish War (1585)Spanish Armada

Question 5: The most distinguishing features of the galleon include the long beak, the ________ mizzenmasts, and the square gallery at the stern off of the captain cabin.
LateenFore-and-aft rigSail-planGunter

Question 6: Hundreds of expert tradesmen (including carpenters, pitch-melters, ________, coopers, shipwrights, etc.) worked day and night for months before a galleon was seaworthy.

Question 7: Ark Raleigh, the ship was designed and built by ________.
Christopher MarloweIrelandEnglandWalter Raleigh

Question 8: The galleon was powered entirely by sail, carried three to five masts, with a ________ continuing to be used on the last (usually third) mast.
GunterSail-planFore-and-aft rigLateen

Question 9: São João Baptista nicknamed Botafogo, the most powerful warship when launched (1534) by the Portuguese; became famous during the ________, where it was commanded by Infante Luís, Duke of Beja.
Conquest of Tunis (1535)Battle of Lepanto (1571)Battle of DjerbaAlgiers expedition (1541)

Question 10: São Martinho, the Portuguese galleon, the flagship of Duke of Medina Sidonia, commander-in-chief of the ________.
Anglo-Spanish War (1585)Spanish ArmadaEnglandEnglish Armada


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