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Age of Exploration Quiz

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1. Which European country initiated the Age of Exploration by pioneering maritime navigation in the early 15th century?

2. Who was the first European explorer to reach India by sea, marking a new route that opened up Asian markets to European trade?

3. Which agreement divided the newly discovered lands outside Europe between Portugal and Spain, aiming to resolve conflicts over newly discovered lands?

4. Which explorer's voyage was the first to circumnavigate the Earth, proving that the world is round and substantially larger than previously thought?

5. What was the primary motive behind European exploration during the Age of Exploration?

6. Which crop, brought back to Europe from the New World, had a significant impact on European agriculture and cuisine?

7. Who was the first European to set foot on what is now known as the United States?

8. What significant impact did the Age of Exploration have on the indigenous populations of the Americas?

9. Which Italian city-state was a leading center for trade and finance in Europe before the Age of Exploration shifted trade routes towards the Atlantic?

10. In addition to spices, what was another highly sought after commodity that drove European explorers to venture into Africa during the Age of Exploration?