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Azuhura Msofe 8B 13/4/10 Humanities – The Scavenger hunt Miss Nickell 1. Who was Diego Bermudez, and what did he have to do with Christopher Columbus? "A young sailor, Diego Bermudez, tended the sails on Columbus' first voyage to the Americas." – Beat. 2. What did Henry the Navigotor do in 1416? "He feared persecution or even death at the hands of church leaders who insisted that the earth was the center of the universe. He also worried that the scientific community would reject his theories." – Svenja. 3. When did Columbus arrive in the Americas? "1492" – Ossian. 4. Who sailed around the tip of South America? When? “The year was 1519, and it was Magellan who accomplished this amazing feat!" – Nathan. 5. What were the consequences for Copericus for developing his theory of the suncentered solar system? " One of them discovered that the earth and the planets orbited around the sun. This was explorers could chart the heavens and use the pattern of the stars to steer by. The other improved upon this idea and created maps showing that the planets did not move in a circular pattern, but in an elliptical, or oval, pattern, increasing the accuracy of navigation." – Sacha. 6. What did Galileo use his telescope for? " He used it to study the sky. He saw craters and mountains on the moon and discovered that moons orbit Jupiter." – Michael. 7. What does Sir Isaac Newton's Principia Mathematica have to do with sailing? " His three laws of motion described how objects move in space. The law of gravity was also a way to explain why ships did not fall off the end of the earth." – Giacomo. 8. How did the explorations of the European Explorers create a new economic system called Capitalism? "It is an economic system in which individuals and private businesses run most industries. With ships of their own merchants could export and import their own goods for their own profit." – Azuhura. 9. How did explorers benefit from the accomplishments of Nicolaus Copernicus and Johannes Kepler? "He set up his school of Navigation in 1416." – Sam. 10. Which invention by Galileo benefitted the explorers the most? " The Telescope." – Lisa.