Quiz: Columbus Day Quizzes September 29th 2020October 9th 2020admin This U.S. federal holiday commemorates the date when Christopher Columbus first set foot in the Americas. It is observed on the Second Monday in October. Columbus' voyages across the Atlantic Ocean initiated the European exploration and colonization of the Americas. How much do know about Columbus? Test your knowledge with our short quiz. TIP - If you get stuck, read our article about Columbus Day. Where was Columbus born?Rome, ItalyMadrid, SpainGenoa, ItalyParis, France What was his occupation?ExplorerNavigatorColonistAll of the above Where did Columbus intend to go on his famous voyage?ChinaEast IndiesAfricaSouth America What was he hoping to find in the New World?OilTobaccoSpicesCheap duty free After he was turned down by three countries, who finally sponsored Columbus’ trip?The Czar of RussiaThe PopeThe King and Queen of SpainThe King of England Which of these was NOT one of Columbus’ ships?PintaMayflowerNinaSanta Maria Where did Columbus make landfall?The BahamasCubaHaitiHonduras In all, how many voyages did Columbus make to the New World?OneTwoThreeFour When did Columbus Day become a federal holiday?1492179219341998 What state’s capital is named in the explorer’s honor?AlaskaOhioIndianaNew Hampshire Time is Up!