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Terra Australis: Quiz


Question 1: At its largest, the continent included Tierra del Fuego, separated from South America by a small strait; New Guinea; and what would come to be called ________.
AustraliaCanadaBarbadosUnited Kingdom

Question 2: Much later, ________ sailed around most of New Zealand in 1770, showing that even it could not be part of a large continent.
James CookHMS EndeavourJoseph BanksMutiny on the Bounty

Question 3: In 1566 and 1570, Francisque and André d'Albaigne presented ________, Admiral of France, with projects for establishing relations with the Austral lands.
Gaspard I de ColignyAnne de MontmorencyGaspard de ColignyFrançois de Coligny d'Andelot

Question 4: His ideas were later expanded by Ptolemy (1st century AD), who believed that the ________ was enclosed on the south by land, and that the lands of the Northern Hemisphere should be balanced by land in the south.
Atlantic OceanIndian OceanPacific OceanArabian Sea

Question 5: He represented this to the King of ________ as the Terra Australis incognita.

Question 6: Terra Australis (or Terra Australis Ignota and Terra Australis Incognita; Latin: "the unknown land of the South") was a hypothetical ________ appearing on European maps from the 15th to the 18th century.
AsiaAmericasContinentNorth America

Question 7: Terra Australis was one of several names applied to the actual continent of Australia, after its European discovery; and it is the inspiration for the continent's modern name (see Etymology, at ________).
United KingdomAustraliaCanadaBarbados

Question 8: The notion of Terra Australis was introduced by ________.
AristotlePlatoBertrand RussellEmpiricism

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