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Super Quiz: 16th-Century Explorers

This article was published November 15, 2012 at 3:52 a.m.

  1. — He conquered the Aztec Empire.

  2. He conquered the Inca Empire.

  3. The first English captain to sail around the world 4. The first European documented to have crossed the Mississippi River 5. The first European to cross the Isthmus of Panama 6. He explored Florida while searching for the Fountain of Youth.

  4. While searching for the Seven Cities of Gold, he discovered the Grand Canyon.

  5. The first European to arrive in Brazil 9. He claimed what is now Canada for France.

Answers 1. Hernan Cortes 2. Francisco Pizarro 3. Sir Francis Drake 4. Hernando de Soto 5. Vasco Balboa 6. Ponce de Leon 7. Francisco Vasquez de Coronado 8. Pedro Cabral 9. Jacques Cartier

Weekend, Pages 39 on 11/15/2012

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