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1

What Viking may have landed in America around AD 1000?

Leif Ericson

2

Who was the first European to travel the length of Asia?

Marco Polo

3

In what year did Columbus discover America?

1492

4

What country sponsored Columbus's voyages?

Spain

5

Who was the first European to reach the Far East by sea?

Vasco da Gama

6

Name Columbus's ships

Nina, Pinta, Santa Maria

7

The Cape of Good Hope is the southern end of

Africa

8

Name the accomplishments of Prince Henry the Navigator?

He set up a navigation school for sea captains
He developed a new kind of ship, the caravel
He built an observatory to study the stars

9

founded the colony on Roanoke Island

Sir Walter Raleigh

10

first explorer to reach the North American mainland

John Cabot

11

discovered Brazil

Pedro Cabral

12

"Father of New France"

Samuel de Champlain

13

English navigator who sailed for the Dutch

Henry Hudson

14

Jamestown was the first permanent ____ settlement in the New World.

English

15

The strict social structure of ____ is called the caste system.

India

16

The belief in the supposed reappearance of a soul after death in another body is called

reincarnation

17

India is named for the

Indus River

18

What is the world's oldest living civilization?

China

19

What is the world's longest fortification?

Great Wall of China

20

Who is the "Father of Modern Missions"?

William Carey

21

Who was the first Protestant missionary to china?

Robert Morrison

22

The oldest surviving religion of Japan is

shinto

23

What country established a colony at Hong Kong?

Great Britian

24

What did T'sai Lun invent about AD 105?

paper

25

Genghis Khan established the _____ empire in history.

largest

26

Whose voyage to India marked the beginning of European influence in Asia.

Vasco da Gama

27

J Hudson Taylor founded the ____ Inland Mission.

China