Jacques Cartier was born in France in 1491. He made several voyages to South America, and in particular, Brazil. The king of France, King Francis I, sent him to explore the northern parts of North America, in which, he discovered Canada. On Cartier’s first trip, he sailed up the St. Lawrence River to what is now Quebec. Give your kids this free science interactive quiz to test how well they know Jacques Cartier, go here.