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Guess the Explorer

written by: discoglist
 
I'll provide a description of a notable explorer and their field of study, and you'll have to pick the correct name from the four provided options. Good luck!

Question 1:


What Genoese explorer sailed off Spain on 3 August 1492 across the Atlantic Ocean and discovered the Americas?
Christopher Columbus
Amerigo Vespucci
Francisco Pizarro
Vasco da Gama

Question 2:


This British captain explored the Pacific Ocean and was the first to reach New Zealand, Australia and Hawaii.
James Cook
Mulford B. Foster
Jeremy Curl
Henry Hudson

Question 3:


This Venetian explorer, who lived in the 13th-14th century, traveled across Asia and wrote an account of his travels known as 'Il Milione'.
Bartolomeu Dias
Marco Polo
Pedro Alvares Cabral
Juan Ponce de Leon

Question 4:


What is the name of the first astronaut to walk on the surface of the moon?
Yuri Gagarin
Michael Collins
Neil Armstrong
Buzz Aldrin

Question 5:


What Scottish missionary and explorer of central Africa was the first European to see the Victoria Falls and name them in honor of Queen Victoria?
John Rae
Richard Francis Burton
David Livingstone
Henry Morton Stanley

Question 6:


What Portuguese explorer was the first to reach the Cape of Good Hope by sailing from Portugal?
Giovanni da Verrazzano
Vasco da Gama
Bartolomeu Dias
Hernando de Soto

Question 7:


Who was the first English explorer to sail around the world and return alive in England in 1580?
James Cook
Francis Drake
Henry Hudson
John Cabot

Question 8:


What is the name of the Spanish explorer who conquered the Inca Empire?
Francisco Pizarro
Vasco da Gama
Ferdinand Magellan
Amerigo Vespucci

Question 9:


Who was the first explorer to reach the South Pole, and also the first person to reach both the North and South Poles?
Robert Falcon Scott
Roald Amundsen
Douglas Mawson
Ernest Shackleton

Question 10:


This Portuguese explorer became the first European to successfully reach India from Europe around the Cape of Good Hope.
Bartolomeu Dias
Vasco da Gama
Christopher Columbus
Vasco Nunez de Balboa

 


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