Who was the first European explorer to discover North America?

Here is the question :

WHO WAS THE FIRST EUROPEAN EXPLORER TO DISCOVER NORTH AMERICA?


Here is the option for the question :

  • Christopher Columbus
  • Leif Erikson
  • Vasco da Gama
  • Ferdinand Magellan

The Answer:

And, the answer for the the question is :

Leif Erikson

Explanation:

[STC003238] Columbus wasn’t the first European to discover the New World, despite the fact that you may have grown up hearing the phrase “In fourteen hundred ninety-two; Columbus sailed the ocean blue.” According to an Icelandic legend called ‘Saga of the Greenlanders,’ Leif Erikson got a tip from a Viking trader who claimed he accidentally sailed past Greenland and spotted westerly shores, but opted to turn back without setting foot on the land. Erikson retraced the trip, bought the trader’s ship, gathered a crew, and found a new continent. When Erikson first came across a barren, stony area, he gave it the name “Helluland,” which is Norwegian meaning “Stone Slab Land.” It is thought that Baffin Island in Canada is the place. Oh, and Columbus wasn’t even born when all of this was happening.