Directions: How much do you really know about the voyages of Christopher Columbus?
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Name:______________________________________________
Although Christopher Columbus was born in Genoa, a seaport town in Italy, he sailed under the flag of Spain. Columbus visited many of Europe's kings and queens asking for support before _____________________________________ finally agreed to pay for his famed voyage of exploration.
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http://www.nmm.ac.uk/server/show/conWebDoc.137

In 1492, Columbus set off West across the Atlantic Ocean in search of a new trade route to the Far East, or Asia, the source of valuable spices, silks, and luxuries. Columbus actually landed on an island in the Bahamas called __________, which he renamed _________________________.
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www.enchantedlearning.com/explorers/page/c/columbus.shtml

Before steam power, ocean travel was slow and difficult. The Niña, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria sailed an average of only ____________ miles per day.
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http://www.elizabethan-era.org.uk/christopher-columbus-ships.htm

After 34 days at sea, many sailors wanted to turn back. They thought the world was _________ and were afraid of _____________. Columbus convinced them to wait. The next day they saw _____________________ and knew land was nearby.
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www.castellobanfi.com/features/story_3.html

When Columbus first came to what he called the New World, people had lived in the Americas for ___________________________ of years.
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www.ibiblio.org/expo/1492.exhibit/a-America/america.html

Columbus and the Europeans who followed him brought new technologies, ideas, plants, and animals to the Americas. Name three. _________________________ _______________________________ _______________________________
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www.ibiblio.org/expo/1492.exhibit/e-Eur.claims.Amer/eur.claims.amer.html

Europeans also brought new diseases with them. Within 150 years, the number of native people north of Mexico fell from about 10 million to _______________, mostly due to smallpox.
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www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Zinn/Columbus_PeoplesHx.html
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