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Great Explorers

written by: Aeria
Those guys boldly went where noone had ever gone before and they are worth our attention. Take this trivia quiz and get familiar with some of the most prominent explorers in the world.

Question 1:

This great Spanish explorer conquered what is now central and southern Mexico.
Christopher Columbus
Hernando Cortes
Ferdinand Magellan
Vasco Da Gama

Question 2:

This man's voyages were the base for France's claim to Canada. His initial intention was to search for the Northwest Passage to the Orient.
Samuel de Champlain
Francis Drake
Marco Polo
Jacques Cartier

Question 3:

He is famous for sailing around the world twice. He became the first European to visit the coasts of Hawaii and Australia. Due to his voyages some colonies were established throughout the Pacific region by several European nations.
John Franklin
Martin Frobisher
James Cook
Henry Hudson

Question 4:

This great explorer is famous for his fulfilment of the first all water trade route between India and Europe .
Marco Polo
Henry the Navigator
Vasco da Gama
Gaspar Corte Real

Question 5:

Along with his brother, this famous explorer reached Kaifeng, the capital of Kublai Khan's Mongol Empire in 1265.
Hernando Cortes
Gaspar Corte Real
Marco Polo
Ferdinand Magellan

Question 6:

This great explorer found a new continent thinking he had found a new way to India.
Gaspar Corte Real
Christopher Columbus
Henry the Navigator
Hernando Cortes

Question 7:

This great explorer spent years searching for a seaway to China in order to trade Spain's New World gold, thus contributing with information about America before its Indian cities were destroyed by foreign diseases.
Samuel de Champlain
Hernando de Soto
John Nicolas
John Franklin

Question 8:

By his circumnavigation around the world, which took three years, from 1577 to 1580, this explorer gave a more accurate picture of the true geography of the world.
Ferdinand Magellan
Christopher Columbus
Sir Francis Drake
Horatio Nelson

Question 9:

He was the first man to explore Antarctica by land. He led two expeditions with the intention to find out more about the animals, weather and geology of the Antarctic.
Captain James Cook
Sebastian Cabot
Captain Scott
Ferdinand Magellan

Question 10:

Famous for his sea explorations, this man helped develop the first self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (SCUBA).
Ernest Shackleton
Neil Armstrong
Jacques Cousteau
David Livingstone


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