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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?
Francisco Pizarro
Amerigo Vespucci
Vasco da Gama
Christopher Columbus

Question 2:

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

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'.
Juan Ponce de Leon
Marco Polo
Bartolomeu Dias
Pedro Alvares Cabral

Question 4:

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

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?
Richard Francis Burton
Henry Morton Stanley
David Livingstone
John Rae

Question 6:

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

Question 7:

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

Question 8:

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

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?
Ernest Shackleton
Douglas Mawson
Roald Amundsen
Robert Falcon Scott

Question 10:

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


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