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By Tim McNeese

Columbus left Spain in 1492 pondering he may achieve China through crusing west around the Atlantic Ocean. whilst he reached land after 5 weeks, he notion he had came upon a brand new path to the East Indies. It used to be no longer till a lot later that folks realised he had as an alternative chanced on the recent global. a while 12+

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A. A soldier b. A banker c. A wealthy nobleman d. A weaver 2 What is a corsair? a. A type of sword b. A type of wool c. A sailing ship d. None of the above 3 What did the young Columbus learn during the sea voyages with his father? a. How a ship’s sails were arranged b. How the crew steered the ship c. How sailing ships were built d. All of the above 4 What was Columbus seeking in his famous voyage of 1492? a. The New World b. A place to build a strategic military fort c. An all-sea route to the trading ports of Asia d.

While most people today use one instead of the other, there are actually other choices, as well. Since Columbus sailed on behalf of the king and queen of Spain, there is another way to say the name of the great mariner. In Spanish, the Admiral of the Ocean Sea is known as Cristóbal Colón. 35 36 CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS (continued from page 33) he joined the crew of a trading vessel that sailed under the Portuguese flag. ” 3 When the ship landed at Galway, on the western coast of Ireland, Columbus may have been an eyewitness to a curious coastal landing.

A. She was the daughter of a wealthy Portuguese official. b. She was the daughter of a humble Italian weaver. c. She was the daughter of a French pirate. d. None of the above. 41 CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS 4 Which of the following are examples of the tall tales told by seafarers in the Middle Ages? a. Stories of a land where dogs could talk b. Stories of dragons whose skulls were filled with jewels c. Stories that the world was indeed round, not flat d. None of the above 5 Which of the following best represents the Italian spelling of Columbus’s name?

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