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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?
Amerigo Vespucci
Christopher Columbus
Vasco da Gama
Francisco Pizarro

Question 2:

This British captain explored the Pacific Ocean and was the first to reach New Zealand, Australia and Hawaii.
Henry Hudson
Jeremy Curl
Mulford B. Foster
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'.
Pedro Alvares Cabral
Marco Polo
Bartolomeu Dias
Juan Ponce de Leon

Question 4:

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

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
Henry Morton Stanley
David Livingstone
Richard Francis Burton

Question 6:

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

Question 7:

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

Question 8:

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

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
Robert Falcon Scott
Roald Amundsen
Douglas Mawson

Question 10:

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


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