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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".
None of these
Grigori Razputin
Giacomo Casanova
Don Juan

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


What statement is true about British explorer Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton?
He traveled in disguise to Mecca.
Traveled with John Hanning Speke in search of the source of the Nile.
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."
Sir Winston Churchill
George Bush
Mikhail Gorbachev
Ernesto "Che" Guevara

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

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)
True
False

Question 10:


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

 


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