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Christopher Columbus 2

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1) When did the second voyage to the new world begin?Christopher Columbus

  1. September 24, 1493

  2. October 24, 1493

  3. November 24, 1493

  4. December 24, 1493

2) The fleet for the second voyage was much larger: two naos and fifteen caravels.  What is NOT a ship in the fleet?

  1. Nina

  2. Pinta

  3. Mayflower

  4. San Juan

3) On November 3, 1493, Christopher Columbus sighted a rugged island. What did he name the island?

  1. Alton

  2. Dominica

  3. Key West

  4. Turnover

4) Columbus landed on the island of San Juan Bautista, present day Puerto Rico, on November 19, 1493. His men rescued two boys who had just been castrated by their captors.

  • True or False?

5) On November 22, he returned to Hispaniola, where he found his men at the early settlement had fallen into dispute with natives in the interior and had been killed, but he did not accuse Chief Guacanagari, his ally, of any wrongdoing. What was the name of the settlement?

  1. Los Lomas

  2. Homeland

  3. Las Vegan

  4. La Navidad

6) Columbus established a new settlement at La Isabela, on the north coast of Hispaniola, where a discovery was made, but it was a poor location and the settlement was short-lived.  What was the discovery?

  1. Gold

  2. Silver

  3. Corn

  4. Turkey

7) Columbus left Hispaniola on April 24, 1494, and arrived at the island of Juana (Cuba) (which he had discovered and named during his first voyage) on April 30. What is the present name of the island?

  1. Key West

  2. Cuba

  3. China

  4. Japan

8) What present day location did Columbus reach on May 5, 1494?

  1. Cuba

  2. San Marcos

  3. Jamaica

  4. St. Augusta

9) During the second voyage, Columbus sent a letter to the monarchs proposing to enslave some of the Americas people, specifically from the Carib tribe, on the grounds of their independence-minded aggressiveness and their status as enemies of the Taíno tribe. Although his petition was refused by the Crown, in February 1495 Columbus disobeyed the Queen and took 1,600 people from the Arawak tribe, who were taken by the Carib as captives and slaves. There was no room for about 400 of the kidnapped and they were released, leaving 1,200 people forcibly taken from their homeland.

  • True or False?

10) After staying for a time on the western end of Hispaniola, he finally returns to Spain. What is the present day location?

  1. St. Marteen

  2. Nassau

  3. Kokomo

  4. Haiti

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