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Trivia Quiz - World Explorers Essentials

Some easy, some not so easy trivia questions about famous world explorers.

Quiz Number: 515
Date Submitted: July 17, 2006
Quiz Categories: History, Exploration
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: madman
Average Score: 69.6 percent
Times Taken: 171 times
Taken by Registered Users: 34

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World Explorers Essentials
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1. A Frenchman named Antoine Cadillac founded what Michigan city in 1701?
  A.   Kalamazoo
  B.   Grand Rapids
  C.   Marquette
  D.   Detroit

2. Which of the following was NOT one of Christopher Columbus' three ships?
  A.   Pinta
  B.   Fanta
  C.   Santa Maria
  D.   Nina

3. What far distant locale was Roald Amundsen the first to visit in 1911?
  A.   South Pole
  B.   Greenland
  C.   North Pole
  D.   The Falkland Islands

4. On what modern day island group did the infamous British explorer Captain James Cook die in 1779?
  A.   Easter Islands
  B.   Azores Islands
  C.   Canary Islands
  D.   Hawaiian Islands

5. After whom was the Hudson Bay named?
  A.   Rock Hudson
  B.   Nathaniel Hudson
  C.   Henry Hudson
  D.   Prince Hudson

6. What man searched the new world for the "Fountain of Youth?"
  A.   Juan Ponce De Leon
  B.   John Cabot
  C.   Christopher Columbus
  D.   Hernan Cortes

7. Who found the long lost explorer David Livingston?
  A.   Emin Pasha
  B.   Henry Stanley
  C.   Daniel P. Virmar
  D.   James Gordon Bennett

8. Who gave financial support to Christopher Columbus in his expedition?
  A.   King Ferdinand II of Aragon and Queen Isabella of Castile
  B.   King Tut
  C.   Amerigo Vespucci
  D.   Juan de la Cosa

9. What president commissioned Captain Meriwether Lewis & Second Lieutenant William Clark to explore the then western wilderness in 1803?
  A.   George Washington
  B.   John Adams
  C.   Thomas Jefferson
  D.   James Madison

10. What explorer discovered the North Pole?
  A.   Richard E. Byrd
  B.   John Cabot
  C.   Ferdinand Magellan
  D.   Robert E. Peary®   

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