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Columbus and his men sighted land on October 12 of what year?

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1. Columbus and his men sighted land on October 12 of what year?
   1560
   1490
   1492
   1400
   1776
2. Where was Columbus hoping to go on his journey across the Atlantic?
   Asia
   Africa
   Indonesia
   Mauritius
   Australia
3. How many trips to the New World did Columbus make?
   One
   Two
   Three
   Four
   Five
4. What is the name of the era in which Columbus set sail?
   Age of Inquiry
   Age of Discovery
   Age of Spices
   Age of Gold
   Inquisition
5. Where was Columbus from?
   Spain
   Portugal
   Great Britain
   France
   Italy
6. What country supported Columbus's bid to find the New World via a new route?
   Italy
   Portugal
   Spain
   France
   England
7. Columbus left men tasked with founding a settlement in 1493 on an island that contains what present day countries?
   Haiti and Dominican Republic
   Puerto Rico and Cuba
   Haiti and Cuba
   Dominican Republic and Cuba
   Puerto Rico and Haiti
8. In what year was the first recorded celebration of Columbus Day in the U.S.?
   1776
   1792
   1800
   1850
   1900
9. Which World's Fair was designed to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Columbus's discovery?
   Paris
   Berlin
   New York
   San Francisco
   Chicago
10. What furniture item was introduced to Europe after Columbus' trip to the New World?
   Loveseat
   Bed
   Hammock
   Armchair
   Dinner table



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