fbpx

Christopher Columbus Quiz

The Christopher Columbus Quiz.

American history traces back to long before European powers landed there. However, the contemporary history of the American continents definitely begins to take shape upon their colonization by European powers. Enter Christopher Columbus. Not the first to sail to the new world and certainly not the last, Columbus’s voyage provided a practical and undeniable route of passage to two lands many were unaware existed.

His travels to and from the American continents were fraught with peril. However, with a crew of stalwart adventurers at his side, Columbus managed to forge the first truly permanent connections between the world of Europe and the Americas. There are certainly controversial elements of Columbus’s tale. His dealings with indigenous peoples in particular have caused a great amount of scrutiny in recent decades. We do not wish to discount these controversies in the slightest. However, this quiz seeks to take a look at the broad career of a man whose name is practically synonymous with exploration.

It is from this broad historical context that we will look at the legacy of Columbus. For those more interested in the atrocities he approved of and which were committed in his name, there are plenty of external sources which document them. For the purposes of this quiz, we will mainly discuss the impact Columbus had on world history. Having said that, we invite you to take our Christopher Columbus Quiz in order to test your knowledge on this famous explorer.

Good Luck taking the Christopher Columbus Quiz!

Instructions:  Answer each question to the best of your ability.  Once you select an answer, an orange “Continue” button will appear and allow you to move to the next question.

Good Luck!

Christopher Columbus originally hailed from what European country?
Italy
France
Portugal
Germany

Nice job, that is the correct answer.

Sorry, that is not the correct answer.

Even though Columbus himself was an Italian, he sailed voyages to the Americas on behalf of what nation?
Holland
France
Spain
Great Britain

Nice job, that is the correct answer.

Sorry, that is not the correct answer.

Christopher Columbus sailed on his voyages after being hired by what two rulers of Spain?
King Oliver and Queen Elizabeth I
King Thomas III and Queen Roberta II
King Charles I and Queen Mabel II
King Ferdinand II and Queen Isabella I

Nice job, that is the correct answer.

Sorry, that is not the correct answer.

Which of the following was not one of the three ships Columbus took upon his first voyage to the Americas?
The Sabella
The Nina
The Pinta
The Santa Maria

Nice job, that is the correct answer.

Sorry, that is not the correct answer.

Spain was able to fund the voyages of Christopher Columbus because they had just finished dealing with what major world event?
The War of the Pasces
The Ballamount Massacre
The Reconquista
The Hundred Years War

Nice job, that is the correct answer.

Sorry, that is not the correct answer.

In total, how many voyages did Christopher Columbus make to the New World?
Four
Three
Two
One

Nice job, that is the correct answer.

Sorry, that is not the correct answer.

In what year did Christopher Columbus first sail to the Americas?
1522
1512
1502
1492

Nice job, that is the correct answer.

Sorry, that is not the correct answer.

Christopher Columbus first landed in the Americas on the shore of what island whose native name was Guanahani?
Haiti
San Salvador
Cuba
Puerto Rico

Nice job, that is the correct answer.

Sorry, that is not the correct answer.

The original purpose of Columbus's first voyage was to find an easier route for Spain to travel to what group of islands?
The Canary Islands
The Caribbean Islands
The East Indies
The Japanese Archipelago

Nice job, that is the correct answer.

Sorry, that is not the correct answer.

Columbus's voyages hoped to establish a path from Spain to the East Indies so that Spain could trade receive what valuable commodity in trade?
Oil
Rice
Gold
Spice

Nice job, that is the correct answer.

Sorry, that is not the correct answer.

What is the name of the Native American tribe which Columbus first interacted with when he made it to the U.S.?
The Taino People
The Igneri People
The Magneri People
The Ciguayo People

Nice job, that is the correct answer.

Sorry, that is not the correct answer.

Because of Columbus setting up travel across the Atlantic Ocean, he started the Columbian Exchange. This trade of culture, disease, and products was between all three of the following continents except which?
Africa
Europe
The Americas
Asia

Nice job, that is the correct answer.

Sorry, that is not the correct answer.

On what date did Columbus reach the shores of the Americas? This date is also memorialized as Columbus Day in the U.S.A.
October 12th, 1492
August 6th, 1492
July 22nd, 1492
November 11th, 1492

Nice job, that is the correct answer.

Sorry, that is not the correct answer.

On Columbus's second voyage, he explored and charted out what chain of Caribbean Islands in the Southeast?
The Mistletoe Islands
The Galapagos Islands
The Lesser Antilles Islands
The Southern Barhovian Islands

Nice job, that is the correct answer.

Sorry, that is not the correct answer.

Columbus supervised the foundation of the first European settlement in the Americas since the time of the vikings. In what modern-day nation did Columbus establish this settlement?
The Dominican Republic
Haiti
Cuba
The United States of America

Nice job, that is the correct answer.

Sorry, that is not the correct answer.

Share the quiz to show your results !

Subscribe to see your results

Christopher Columbus

Good Job! You answered %%score%% of %%total%% right!

%%description%%

%%description%%
Thank you for taking our quiz and we hope you enjoyed it! Please consider sharing this quiz on Facebook or Twitter with your history friends and family. Sharing these quizzes help our site reach new history fans, educate more people about history, and allow us to grow and continue putting up new quizzes:

Loading...

Also, when you are finished, don’t miss taking our Famous Explorers Quiz