1. Which of the following countries produced the most potatoes in 2003?   California Standard 5.1.2  Describe their varied customs and folklore traditions.

Graph of world potato producers

a. Canada
b. Italy
c. Peru
d. U.K.

2. When does the timeline indicate Henry started a sailing school?   California Standard 5.2.1  Describe the entrepreneurial characteristics of early explorers (e.g., Christopher Columbus, Francisco V·squez de Coronado) and the technological developments that made sea exploration by latitude and longitude possible [MORE]

Timeline

a. September 12, 1419
b. around the year 1419
c. 1453
d. never

3. Which explorer sailed up the St. Lawrence River as far as his ships could go?   California Standard 5.2.1  Describe the entrepreneurial characteristics of early explorers (e.g., Christopher Columbus, Francisco V·squez de Coronado) and the technological developments that made sea exploration by latitude and longitude possible [MORE]

a. Henry Hudson
b. Giovanni da Verrazano
c. Jacques Cartier
d. Samuel de Champlain

4. What is the name for the class of people in Europe who make a living from buying and selling goods?   California Standard 5.2.2  Explain the aims, obstacles, and accomplishments of the explorers, sponsors, and leaders of key European expeditions and the reasons Europeans chose to explore and colonize the world [MORE]

a. merchants
b. peasants
c. sailors
d. aristocrats

5. What does the word "Renaissance" literally mean?   California Standard 5.2.2  Explain the aims, obstacles, and accomplishments of the explorers, sponsors, and leaders of key European expeditions and the reasons Europeans chose to explore and colonize the world [MORE]

a. exploration
b. creativity
c. independence
d. rebirth

6. What new kind of ship did shipbuilders develop at Prince Henry's school in Portugal?   California Standard 5.2.2  Explain the aims, obstacles, and accomplishments of the explorers, sponsors, and leaders of key European expeditions and the reasons Europeans chose to explore and colonize the world [MORE]

a. schooner
b. caravel
c. steam ship
d. canoe

7. On which island did Cristopher Columbus start a Spanish colony?   California Standard 5.2.2  Explain the aims, obstacles, and accomplishments of the explorers, sponsors, and leaders of key European expeditions and the reasons Europeans chose to explore and colonize the world [MORE]

a. New Spain
b. Belize
c. Bermuda
d. Hispaniola

8. Where did Cortés land in 1519?   California Standard 5.2.4  Locate on maps of North and South America land claimed by Spain, France, England, Portugal, the Netherlands, Sweden, and Russia.

Map of Cortés routes

a. Tlaxcala
b. Cholula
c. Veracruz
d. Lake Texcoco

9. Where did Cortés travel to in 1520?   California Standard 5.2.4  Locate on maps of North and South America land claimed by Spain, France, England, Portugal, the Netherlands, Sweden, and Russia.

Map of Cortés routes

a. Lake Texcoco
b. Cholula
c. Veracruz
d. Tenochtitlán

10. What final body of water did Cortés sail through to land in Central America?   California Standard 5.2.4  Locate on maps of North and South America land claimed by Spain, France, England, Portugal, the Netherlands, Sweden, and Russia.

Map of Cortés routes

a. Pacific Ocean
b. Gulf of Mexico
c. Lake Texcoco
d. Atlantic Ocean