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Notable Explorers

written by: eyez2k1ss
 
A quiz dedicated on those who dared to dive into the unknown.

Question 1:

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This English naval captain concentrated his exploration on the Pacific Ocean and achieved the first European contact with the coastlines of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands, as well as the first circumnavigation of New Zealand.
Charles Wilkes
Marco Polo
James Cook
Vasco da Gama


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Question 2:


Which Spanish explorer was the first recorded European to reach the Mississippi River?
Hernando de Soto
Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa
Vasco da Gama
Hernán Cortés

Question 3:


Name the Portuguese explorer who was in command of the first ships to sail directly from Europe to India.
Vasco da Gama
Christopher Columbus
Ferdinand Magellan
Marco Polo

Question 4:


Christopher Columbus, one of the most successful explorers in the European Age of Discovery and among the first Europeans to explore the Americas (after the Vikings,) was of what nationality?
Portuguese
Italian
English
Spanish

Question 5:


This Italian explored the east coast of South America much further south than any other European before and realized that this land was part of a new continent while many other European explorers crossing the Atlantic thought they were reaching Asia.
Christopher Columbus
Ferdinand Magellan
Marco Polo
Amerigo Vespucci

Question 6:


Which explorer realized the first known successful attempt to circumnavigate the Earth?
Vasco da Gama
Ferdinand Magellan
James Cook
Marco Polo

Question 7:


This explorer was one of the first Europeans to travel the Silk Road and meet the Great Khan of the Mongol Empire, Kublai Khan.
Hernán Cortés
Juan Sebastián Elcano
Jacques Cartier
Marco Polo

Question 8:


Name the French navigator and explorer who was the first to describe and map Canada.
Friar Julian
Meriwether Lewis
Jacques Cartier
Jean François La Pérouse

Question 9:


Which Spanish explorer conquered the Inca Empire?
Francisco Pizarro
Juan Ponce de León
Hernán Cortés
Luis Váez de Torres

Question 10:


On July 20, 1969, this person became the first human being to set foot on the moon.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


 


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