The Quiz: Who was the first European to reach North America?
A Ferdinand Magellan
B Christopher Columbus
C Leif Erikson
About 500 years before Columbus’s famous expedition, Erikson led a Norse expedition from Greenland to continental North America, where the Vikings established a settlement called Vinland. This settlement is believed to be in present-day Newfoundland, Canada.
The correct answer to this quiz is Leif Erikson.