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Ferdinand Magellan Worksheet and Quiz

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Ferdinand Magellan was a Portuguese explorer who led the first expedition to sail all the way around the world. He was born to noble parents and he himself became a page in the Royal Court and studied cartography, astrology and celestial navigation at Queen Leonora’s School of Pages.

NAME: …………………………………………

Date: …………………………….

Questions:

1. Ferdinand Magellan was born in ………………………………in northern Portugal.

2. He discovered a passage from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean which is now known as…………………………………………………….

3. Magellan entered this passage on………………………………………………………

4. At the age of 25, he started his sea life by joining the fleet of the………………………………………………

5. In …………………………..Magellan set sail in his attempt to find another route to Eastern Asia.

6. The fleet consisted of five ships which are…………………………………, …………………………………., …………………………………………, …………………………………and ………………………………………………

7. They reached the Pacific Ocean in………………………………………………………….

8. The ship that Magellan commanded was…………………………………………………

9. Ferdinand Magellan married ……………………………………………………………….

10. On ……………………………………………Ferdinand Magellan died in Cebu in the Philippines.

Answers:

1. 1480

2. The Straits of Magellan

3. October 21, 1520

4.Francisco de Almeida

5. September, 1519

6. Trinidad, San Antonio, Concepcion, Victoria and Santiago

7. November 1520

8. the Trinidad

9. Beatriz Barbosa

10. April 27, 1521