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Test Your Knowledge of Christopher Columbus
Explorer Christopher Columbus sailed west from Europe in 1492 under the flag of which king?

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1. Explorer Christopher Columbus sailed west from Europe in 1492 under the flag of which king?
   Henry IV
   Ferdinand
   Wilhelm
   Ivan
   Jason
2. Columbus and his men sighted land on October 12 of what year?
   1560
   1490
   1492
   1400
   1776
3. Columbus sailed out determined would be a better route to where?
   Africa
   Antarctica
   Australia
   Asia
   North Pole
4. How many trips to the New World did Columbus make?
   One
   Two
   Three
   Four
   Five
5. What are the names of the three ships Columbus set sail with?
   Nina, Pinta, Santo Domingo
   Nina, Pinto, Santa Maria
   Nina, Pinta, Santa Maria
   Tina, Pino, Santo Fernando
   Isabella, Ferdinand, El Bullo
6. 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
7. The federal holiday of Columbus Day was made by possible due to the lobbying efforts of what group?
   Columbian Order
   Knights of Columbus
   The Magi
   The Templars
   The Masons
8. Where was Columbus from?
   Spain
   Portugal
   Great Britain
   France
   Italy
9. When Columbus sighted Cuba and Hispaniola, he thought he was seeing which two countries?
   China and India
   China and Singapore
   Malaysia and Indonesia
   India and Peru
   Japan and China
10. Which World's Fair was designed to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Columbus's discovery?
   Paris
   Berlin
   New York
   San Francisco
   Chicago



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