Columbus Day Trivia Quiz

How Much do you Know About Christopher Columbus and his Travels?

Columbus Day Trivia Quiz.

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Think you know a lot about Christopher Columbus, his travels and the holiday that bears his name?

Columbus Day is a national holiday in many countries in the Americas and elsewhere which officially celebrates Christopher Columbus' discovery of America.

The most common name for the celebration in Spanish, including some Latin American communities in the United States, is el Día de la Raza ('Day of the Race' or 'Day of the [Hispanic] people'), commemorating the first encounters of Europeans and Native Americans.

Here's a fun trivia quiz to test your knowledge of this famous European explorer and his place in history.

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