United States History    Quiz       Lessons # 2-5                             Name: _____________________________
Teacher: Mr. Cap     

1.  Christopher Columbus sailed to America in what year?  _____________________________

2. _________ Which of these is not a mistake of Columbus: a. Columbus underestimated the distance
            westward from Europe to Asia, b. He did not know there were continents between Europe and Asia, c. He never fully realized he had not sailed to Asia, d. He sailed for China.

3.  Columbus persuaded the Spanish king and queen, ____________________________ to sponsor the voyage.

4.  __________  Amerigo Vespucci historically credited for naming : a. Africa, b. China, c. America, d. Europe.

5.  Why is Columbus remembered as a  great explorer today? _______________________________________

6Define Spanish Conquistadors. ___________________________________________________________

7.  Name the  3 reasons they went exploring ___________________________________________________

8.  List three accomplishments of Ponce de Leon  by 1513  _________________________________________

9.  What did Europeans realized after Balboa discovered the Pacific ocean? _____________________________

10.  ___________________________ began a three year voyage around the world.   He was killed in the

11.________________________.  Only one ship and 12. ___________ men made it home, proving 


14.  ________________________  conquered the Aztec Indians of Mexico who were  led by chieftain _________

15.  ________________________ conquered the Inca Indians in Peru.

16.      Francisco Coronado  in 1540  searched for the ____________________________.

17.  Juan Cabrillo  in 1542 Discovered _____________________________________.

18.  _________________________________ became the first permanent Spanish settlement in the New World

19.  Define the Spanish Armada.  ______________________________________________________________

20. Ever since the defeat of the Spanish  Armada ______________ increased and ______ decreased as a world power.