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    1) Columbus, an Explorer, Fill-in-the-Blanks --

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    Columbus, an explorer, vocabulary list:
    audacious, challenge, discovery, expedition, exploration, explorer, intrepid, intrigue, mysterious, sextant, valiant, voyage

    Columbus, an Explorer, Fill-in-the-Blanks --

    1)  Tales of distant lands and possible riches tended to many men who liked the open water.
    2)  Queen Isabella did not deny that Columbus was making an attempt for glory.
    3)  The brave crew showed courage in their willingness to pursue of new lands.
    4)  Faced with not one but many of them on board, Donald never lost faith.
    5)  Another reputable had already earned the confidence of several members of the royal family.
    6)  No one was prepared to predict an exact amount of time that each would last.
    7)  Believers assumed that there was nothing about the earnest pleas Columbus made to want to reveal distant lands.
    8)  Few sailors were as as James who climbed to the top of the masts even in foul weather.
    9)  Columbus recognized that this would require even more money than he had planned.
    10)  Far too many sailors faced physical discomforts and hardships without major complaints.
    11)  Scholars agree that Columbus earned a more solid reputation with the of San Salvador.
    12)  John used the daily in uncharted waters and wrote down positions of the ship in the log.