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Reading Comprehension
Volume 1, Number 4, September 30, 1996

Christopher Columbus

     Did Christopher Columbus really discover America? Since
there were already ___1___ here when he arrived, (He called them
___2___.) didn’t they discover it ___3___? And Columbus didn’t even
___4___ what he had found. He ___5___ he had landed on an island
near India. That’s why he ___6___ the natives Indians.
     It is a mistake, however, to think that Columbus’ “discovery”
___7___ important. Europeans didn’t know about America. Columbus
led the way for many explorers from many European ___8___. Their trips
led to the settling of our own ___9___, North America.
     Perhaps there would ___10___ have been a United States of America if
 it hadn’t been for Christopher Columbus.

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