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  1. In this lesson, we will learn about the story of Christopher Columbus and his voyage to the 'New World' in 1492, and we will begin to separate the myths from the reality.

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6 Questions

Q1.
What name was given to the system of trade routes that spread across Asia, from China to Constantinople?
The Cotton Road
Correct answer: The Silk Road
The Silver Road
The Spice Road
Q2.
Columbus' trip was funded by Ferdinand and Isabella of Castille, which is where?
England
Italy
Portugal
Correct answer: Spain
Q3.
People thought Columbus' voyage was foolish because they thought that the world was flat.
Correct answer: False
True
Q4.
What name did Columbus give to the most important island that he arrived at?
Cuba
Correct answer: Hispaniola
San Salvador
San Sebastian
Q5.
Which of the following was NOT one of the items brought back by Columbus to Spain?
Enslaved people
Pineapple
Correct answer: Sugar
Tobacco
Q6.
What did Columbus order should happen to Taíno who did not supply him with enough gold?
Their ears were chopped off
Correct answer: Their hands were chopped off
They were enslaved
They were killed