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The continent of America was named after _____________.
A. Amerigo Vespucci
B. Christopher Columbus
C. Vasco da Gama
D. Hernando Cortez
Option (a) is correct because America is named after the Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci because he successfully completed several voyages to America.
Option (b) is incorrect because though Columbus was the first to discover sea route to America but it was done accidently as he went on the journey to discover India.
Option (c) is incorrect because Vasco da Gama found the sea route to India.
Option (d) is incorrect because Hernando Cortez was a Spanish explorer who defeated the Aztec empire and claimed Mexico for Spain.
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