Great Men and Women of the Age Discovery
Lindyj on 07/04/2007
|You will do well on this test if you are an American and remember you eighth grade history. Of course, if you are like me, eighth grade was a long time ago!|
Brits, Aussies, Kiwis and Canooks should do okay, too, as most of the questions are about world explorers (and you've probably watched a lot of American TV and movies, anyway).
Please excuse any uses of words like "discover" and "native." I know the term native can have negative connotations, but I intend none here. Likewise, the Americas, Australia, the Hawaiian Islands and New Zealand were not "discovered" in the sense that no one had been to them before. After all, people were living on them! But since the lands were unknown to the Europeans, to say that they "discovered" them is correct. I mean absolutely no disrespect to Native Americans, Polynesians, Maoris or the Aboriginal peoples of Australia.
The picture, btw, is of the Cantino Planisphere, one of the oldest surviving Portuguese nautical charts (1502).
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