Age of Discovery Test 2013
There were many reasons why they explored.
They needed to find metals for ________ ?
making coins to use for trade
There were many reasons why they explored.
They needed to get spices for ________ ?
flavor and to preserve foods!
There were many reasons why they explored.
They needed to get access to SILKS for _______?
making clothing and other goods.
In the beginning, Europeans had sailed on sea routes through which sea near Europe?
the Mediterranean Sea
Trade was going great for many years with Asia…how did they travel to get to the markets?
over land routes (also known as “The Silk Road”)
HOLY WARS called ____________ were happening near Jerusalem?
Crusades
Muslims were fighting against _______________ for control.
Christians
Which side won? Muslims or Christians
Muslim Turks won! –the had firepower with canons!
What happened to the the land routes to the huge markets where trade happened?
they were now CLOSED since the Muslim Turks took over.
Now, the Europeans had to find _____________________to get to the areas to REOPEN trade.
WATER ROUTES to the Far East.
What was another major reason they explored? (not for trade)
to S-P-R-E-A-D their religion
Vasco de Gama was an explorer who found a new trade route to India in 1497. How did he get to India
he sailed SOUTH around Africa to go East and reconnect trade.
Muslims REDISCOVERED a navigation tool that ships used…what’s it called?
Astrolabe
Prince Henry of Portugal had a good idea…what was it?
he started a navigational school (for advanced sailors) and trained a bunch of guys to be great explorers using the best technology at that time.
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