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1. Who is Antonio Pigafetta? What is his role in the “Magellan Elcano Expedition?” According to the slides about Antonio Pigafetta, “he is born inthe town of Vicenza, Venice, Italy. He studied astronomy, geography, and cartography and his biographers described him as a well-educated young man possessing an avid curiosity of the world around him” And his role in the “Magellan Elcano Expedition” is “the office in charge of voyages to the new world” 2. According to Pigafetta,how did the locals of the island welcome Magellan and his crew? Based on page 20, paragraph 1 of “Magellan’s Voyage around the world” states that , “they presented fish, a jar of palm wine which they call uraca [i.e., arrack], figs more than one palmo long [i.e.., bananas], and others which were smaller and more delicate, and two cocoanuts [coconuts]” 3. How are the islander’s way of life, cultural practices, and religious beliefs described? Based on page 22, paragraph 1 of “Magellan’s Voyage around the world” states that ,

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