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Awesome Explorers Quiz

Quiz all about explorers. 10 Questions.

 
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1

In which ship did Captain Robert Scott set sail in 1901 on his voyage to the Antarctic?

  • The America
  • The Discovery
  • The Endurance

2

Scott's last expedition, an attempt to be the first to reach the South Pole, was brought to a tragic end in which year?

  • 1908
  • 1910
  • 1912

3

Which Conquistador explorer made important discoveries in South America but destroyed the Inca civilisation in the process?

  • Francisco Pizarro
  • Hernando Cortes
  • Pedro de Alvarado

4

Which German explorer has, amongst other things, a glacier, a lake, several towns, a moon-crater and a mountain named after him?

  • Eduard Robert Flegel
  • Baron von Humboldt
  • Johann Karl Ehrenfried Kegel

5

Which Welsh-born explorer uttered the famous words "Doctor Livingstone, i presume"?

  • Mungo Park
  • Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton
  • Sir Henry Morton Stanley

6

Which 13th century Venetian explorer is famed for his explorations across Asia?

  • Vasco da Gama
  • Ferdinand Magellan
  • Marco Polo

7

In 1492, Christopher Columbus set sail to try to find a western route to the Orient; where did he make landfall?

  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Bermuda

8

Roald Amundsen achieved two great goals; the most famous was leading the first expedition to reach the South Pole, but what was the other?

  • First to climb Mount Everest
  • Found the North-West Passage
  • To go around the world in 80 days

9

Which Irish monk made voyages out into the Atlantic during the sixth century, and is thought by some to have discovered North America?

  • St. Bartholomew
  • St. Bernard
  • St. Brendan

10

Who led the first successful trans-antarctic crossing expedition in 1957-58?

  • Sir Vivian Fuchs
  • Sir Edmund Hillary
  • Sir Ernest Shackleton

 

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