Santa Maria (15th century)

Santa Maria (15th century)

Christopher Columbus' three-masted carrack, the Santa Maria was the flagship of his first, landmark voyage.

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Santa Maria, Christopher Columbus, America, flagship, lead ship, Niña, Pinta, carrack, indigenous people, New World, The Bahamas, Hispaniola, Lisbon, watercraft, shipping, deck, caravel, running aground, technology, history

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Questions

  • Where was Christopher Columbus born?
  • When did Christopher Columbus live?
  • Is the following statement true?\nThe Italian word 'colombo' means pigeon.
  • Which country did Christopher Columbus want to reach by ship (sailing westwards)?
  • Is the following statement true?\nColumbus was living in Portugal between 1476 and 1485.
  • Is the following statement true?\nIn April 1492 John II of Portugal authorised the Indian expedition.
  • Is the following statement true?\nIn April 1492 the Spanish royal couple authorised the Indian expedition.
  • How many ships did Christopher Columbus have on his first 'Indian' voyage?
  • What was the name of Columbus's flagship?
  • Which of these was not one of Columbus's ships on his first voyage?
  • Is the following statement true?\nColombus called the indigenous peoples of the Americas Indians, based on his misconceptions.
  • What did Columbus call the indigenous peoples of the Americas, based on his misconception?
  • Where did Christopher Columbus land for the first time in the New World?
  • Is the following statement true?\nChristopher Columbus soon realised that he had discovered a new continent.
  • How many times did Columbus travel to the New World?
  • What position did the Spanish royal couple offer to Columbus?
  • On which ship did Columbus return from the New World?
  • What is the name of the agreement that divided the world between the Spanish and the Portuguese kings?
  • Where did Christopher Columbus come from?
  • After whom was the New World eventually named?
  • Which one of these plants does NOT originate in the New World?
  • Which one of these plants originate in the New World?
  • Which of these statements is true for the indigenous people of the Americas?
  • Is the following statement true?\nOne consequence of the Treaty of Tordesillas was that Portuguese is spoken in Brazil.
  • Is the following statement true?\nChristopher Columbus lived the rest of his life in Spain in great honour.

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