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Explorers

3.6
(41 votes)
12 questions
English
Hard
1

Which country did Abel Tasman discover?

New Zealand

America

New Guinea

The Solomon Islands

38% got this right

Abel Tasman National Park is New Zealand's smallest national park.
2

When was the summit of Mount Everest reached for the first time?

1953

1913

1923

1943

Hard  31% got this right

3

What is the explorer Amerigo Vespucci best known for?

"America" is named after him

Being the first European in America

Finding the sea route to India

The first Bering Strait crossing

Hard  34% got this right

4

Who was the first European to land in Australia?

Willem Janzoon

Amerigo Vespucci

Christopher Columbus

James Cook

Hard  10% got this right

5

Who traveled along the Silk Road through Asia?

Marco Polo

David Livingstone

James Cook

Vasco de Gama

61% got this right

Marco Polo began his journey to China in 1271.
6

Where did James Cook die?

Hard  8% got this right

Captain James Cook is killed by natives of Hawaii during his third visit in 1779.
7

When did Fridtjof Nansen's Fram expedition to the North Pole take place?

1893 - 1896

1873 - 1876

1913 - 1916

1923 - 1926

Hard  34% got this right

8

Who was the first person to reach the South Pole?

Roald Amundsen

Abel Tasman

James Cook

Robert Falcon Scott

37% got this right

Roald Amundsen reached the South Pole on December 14, 1911.
9

Where was Christopher Columbus born?

Genoa, Italy

Lisbon, Portugal

Madrid, Spain

Paris, France

Hard  28% got this right

10

Which explorer died on his way back from the South Pole?

Robert Falcon Scott

Abel Tasman

Francis Drake

Roald Amundsen

Hard  31% got this right

11

Why is Ferdinand Magellan famous?

Initiating the first circumnavigation

Exploring the east coast of Australia

Reaching the North Pole

The initial discovery of America

49% got this right

12

Who was the first European to see the Victoria Falls in Africa?

David Livingstone

Alexander von Humboldt

Marco Polo

Mathew Flinders

43% got this right