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Trivia Quiz - Christopher Columbus: Navigator & Colonizer


He discovered America but what do really know about him? Great Christopher Columbus facts and Christopher Columbus trivia! -bill

Quiz Number: 1710
Date Submitted: October 26, 2007
Quiz Categories: European Age of Discovery
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: bill
Average Score: 66.5 percent
Times Taken: 251 times
Taken by Registered Users: 20
Quiz is about: Christopher Columbus

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1. Columbus was born in the Republic of Genoa, located in what modern-day country:
  A.   England
  B.   Portugal
  C.   Spain
  D.   Italy

2. Convinced that the world was a sphere, Columbus sailed west in search of a shorter route to where?
  A.   Australia
  B.   Madagascar
  C.   The Orient
  D.   The New World

3. Which of the following monarchs financed Columbus' trips westward?
  A.   Louis XVI, of England
  B.   Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Spain
  C.   Henry VII, of England
  D.   John II, King of Portugal

4. Where did Columbus first land in the New World?
  A.   Florida
  B.   Dominican Republic
  C.   Cuba
  D.   San Salvador

5. In what year did Columbus first land in the New World?
  A.   1475
  B.   1488
  C.   1492
  D.   1500

6. Which of the following was NOT one of Columbus' famous ships?
  A.   Santa Maria
  B.   Dalphia
  C.   Pinta
  D.   Nina

7. The true circumference of the earth is about 40,000 kilometers. Without the use of sophisticated equipment, what did Columbus estimate it to be?
  A.   25,000 kilometers
  B.   19,000 kilometers
  C.   40,000 kilometers
  D.   10,000 kilometers

8. Columbia, a country named after Christopher Columbus, is located on what continent?
  A.   South America
  B.   North America
  C.   Central America
  D.   Europe

9. What Roman Catholic fraternal service organization is named after Chistopher Columbus?
  A.   Soldiers of Columbus
  B.   Columbus Deus
  C.   Columbus Christi
  D.   Knights of Columbus

10. What day is Columbus Day in the United States?
  A.   August 20
  B.   May 20
  C.   October 12
  D.   October 20


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