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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”?
Friedrich Schiller
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Alexander von Humboldt
Wilhelm von Humboldt

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


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

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."
Mikhail Gorbachev
Ernesto "Che" Guevara
Sir Winston Churchill
George Bush

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

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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