$100 Question Explorers I wanted to be different, so in 1492, I convinced the King and Queen of Spain to sponsor my westward voyage. I landed in the Bahamas and Cuba. I made three more voyages, always believing that I had reached the Indies.
$100 Answer Explorers Who is Christopher Columbus?
$200 Question Explorers I traveled across Asia with my father and my uncle. When I returned, a writer named Rusticello helped me to record my adventures in a book. This book inspired many other explorers.
$500 Question Explorers I was curious about what Columbus had actually found, so I followed his route. I eventually realized that he had not found the Indies; he had found a New World! The New World was named in my honor.
$400 Question Landings I claimed land in this country for France on my third voyage. I erected a giant cross, but told the natives that it was just a landmark for my next voyage back to this country.
$500 Question Landings Vasco Nunez de Balboa was the first to see this from the Americas.
$500 Answer Landings What is the Pacific Ocean?
$100 Question Sponsors and Crew This ruler wanted Jacques Cartier to establish a settlement in Canada for his country.
$100 Answer Sponsors and Crew Who is the King of France?
$200 Question Sponsors and Crew Columbus had to do this to calm the fears of his crew as they sailed across the Atlantic.
$200 Answer Sponsors and Crew What is lied to them about how far they were from Spain?
$300 Question Sponsors and Crew I was sent by English and Dutch companies to find the Northwest Passage. I claimed land in the New World for both countries, but never found a Northwest Passage. My crew turned against me and set me, my son, and several crew members adrift in a small boat. We were never heard from again.
$300 Answer Sponsors and Crew Who is Henry Hudson?
$400 Question Sponsors and Crew Amerigo Vespucci is an Italian, but he sailed under these two flags.
$400 Answer Sponsors and Crew What are Spain and Portugal?
$500 Question Sponsors and Crew This country sent John Cabot to try to find the Northwest Passage.
Final Jeopardy In 1513 Balboa and his party explored overland through dense rainforests in a west direction on this landform. On September 27 Vasco Nunez de Balboa was the first European to see the Pacific Ocean from a peak he had climbed alone. What is the name of the landform?
Final Jeopardy Answer What is the Isthmus of Panama?