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Grade 1 - English Language
4.19 Childhood of Columbus

Christopher Columbus, the discoverer of America, was born at Genoa, a seaport of Italy, more than four hundred and fifty years ago. His father was a wool-comber. Christopher did not care to learn that trade, but wanted to become a sailor. Seeing the boy's strong liking for the sea, his father sent him to a school where he could learn geography, map-drawing, and whatever else might help him to become some day commander of a vessel.

When he was fourteen Columbus went to sea. In those days the Mediterranean Sea swarmed with war-ships and pirates. Every sailor, no matter if he was but a boy, had to stand ready to fight his way from port to port.

In this exciting life, full of adventure and of danger, Columbus grew to manhood. The rough experiences he then had did much toward making him the brave, determined captain and explorer that he afterwards became.


Directions: Answer the following multiple choice questions. Also, answer the following questions on a sheet of paper:
  1. Write about Christopher Columbus in your words.
  2. Do you think that being a sailor was difficult? Why?

Q 1: What did Columbus' father do for a living?
tailor
merchant
wool-comber
sailor

Q 2: How old was Columbus when he went to sea?
thirteen
forty
twenty
fourteen

Q 3: Where was Christopher Columbus born?
Genoa
Paris
London
New York

Q 4: What sea did Columbus sail in?
Atlantic Ocean
Red
Pacific Ocean
Mediterranean

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