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Famous Adventurers

written by: yana999
 
Check your knowledge of these popular adventurers and have fun.

Question 1:


Which German naturalist, explorer, and geographer introduced a new section in geography called "Geography of Plants”?
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Friedrich Schiller
Wilhelm von Humboldt
Alexander von Humboldt

Question 2:


This famous Venetian adventurer and author wrote an autobiography, titled "Histoire de ma vie".
Grigori Razputin
Giacomo Casanova
Don Juan
None of these

Question 3:


Which statement is true about Mata Hari?
She was an accused spy.
All of these
She was a courtesan.
She was an exotic dancer.

Question 4:


What statement is true about British explorer Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton?
Traveled with John Hanning Speke in search of the source of the Nile.
He traveled in disguise to Mecca.
He translated One Thousand and One Nights into English.
All of these

Question 5:


Time magazine named this person one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century and an Alberto Korda photograph of him was said to be "the most famous photograph in the world."
George Bush
Sir Winston Churchill
Ernesto "Che" Guevara
Mikhail Gorbachev

Question 6:


Name the explorer who captained the ship "Calypso" from 1951 to 1996.
Auquste Picard
Jacques Pikard
Jacques-Yves Cousteau
None of these

Question 7:


She became famous as the woman who captured the heart of England's naval hero Horatio Nelson.
Anna Laetitia Aikin
Jane Austen
Virginia Woolf:
Emma Hamilton

Question 8:


This British officer took part in the Arab revolt against Ottoman Turkish rule of 1916–18.
Thomas Edward Lawrence
None of these
Horatio Nelson
John J. Pershing

Question 9:


Sir Francis Chichester the first person to sail single-handed around the world by the clipper route.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
False
True

Question 10:


Sir Francis Drake was an English pirate, sailor, and hero of many battles at sea.
False
True

 


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