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Explore the world of the explorer. From quizzes on 15th century explorers to pioneering mountaineers and 20th century adventurers, all can be found here.
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1 Lewis Gordon Pugh: The Human Polar Bear
Lewis Gordon Pugh is often called the Human Polar Bear due to his ability to swim in freezing waters. He's also a well known polar explorer, pioneer, environmentalist and lawyer. Here's a quick quiz (my 50th!) on his life. Good luck!
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15 Q
thegogga
Jan 17 08
1119 plays
2 Northward Bound
This quiz will look at explorers who either had the North Pole or the Northwest Passage as their goal. Join me as we head north with these intrepid souls.
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10 Q
tazman6619
Jan 30 12
3930 plays
3 The End of the Explorers
For centuries, many have explored our world and discovered new regions, but this was a very dangerous occupation. These intrepid explorers all had their adventurous activities come to an abrupt and untimely end.
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15 Q
pshelton
Jul 03 08
1422 plays
4 The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau
Come and find out more about the undersea explorer, Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau.
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10 Q
Plodd
Feb 01 12
3918 plays
5 First to the Top Seven
Most quiz-takers can name the first person to have climbed Mount Everest, but can you name these other firsts on the top of some of the world's other famous summits?
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10 Q
WesleyCrusher
Jan 30 12
4050 plays
6 Uninvited Guests
This is a sampling of explorers of the world who showed up as uninvited guests. These visits usually resulted in an exchange of knowledge and culture, but sadly, they often had catastrophic repercussions upon those who were visited.
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10 Q
dcpddc478
Jan 26 12
810 plays
7 What's Cookin', Captain James?
Test your knowledge and learn more about one of history's most famous and accomplished explorers, Captain James Cook. All questions are multiple choice.
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10 Q
johnnycat777
Jul 26 09
1230 plays
8 Seasoned With Salt
I was recently lucky enough to be present at the Seafarer's Adventurous Legendary Travel Society - SALTS - and I was amazed at the speakers' tales of their deeds. Let's listen in, shall we?
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10 Q
beergirllaura
Nov 13 09
720 plays
9 Where the Winds Blow
The Four Winds have decided to dog the footsteps of some intrepid explorers who have braved wind, sand and storms to learn about the deserts of the world first hand. Cover yourselves up, hydrate and come along with us!
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10 Q
shuehorn
Feb 02 12
3639 plays
10 Carry On Up The Amazon
Team quiz by Pi in the Sky
A brief look at explorers of the Amazon basin and other areas of South America.
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10 Q
Christinap
Feb 02 12
2955 plays
11 Exploration Analogies
A collection of analogies involving explorers. Confused? It works like this, North Pole is to Peary as the South Pole is to whom? Amundsen.
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10 Q
quogequox
Jun 04 04
2121 plays
12 Leading Ladies
How many of these intrepid lady explorers and their exploits do you know?
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10 Q
Rowena8482
Jan 30 12
3978 plays
13 Daniel Boone
Daniel Boone was a hero frontiersman and many legends of his exploits have been exaggerated. How much do you know about him?
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10 Q
mlcmlc
Jan 31 12
4008 plays
14 Navigate And Locate!
What do you know about the man who began the Age of Exploration and changed the world forever?
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10 Q
ponycargirl
Jun 03 13
681 plays
15 Audacious African Adventurers
Okay, get your pith helmet and your elephant gun, we're going on an African safari "through the ages". The first explorers of this continent had to be brave souls - are you adventurous enough to take this quiz?
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10 Q
Jakeroo
Feb 01 12
3390 plays
16 Got your 'Bering'? Let's explore!
Vitus Jonassen Bering was an 18th century explorer whose name adorns the Bering Strait between Russia and Alaska, among other places. How much do you know about him?
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10 Q
reedy
Jan 30 12
3816 plays
17 Famous Explorers of the World
Here is a quiz about ten of the world's most famous explorers. Enjoy!
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10 Q
atm619
Feb 26 08
3891 plays
18 Exploring Explorers
This all multiple-choice quiz deals with ten of history's most famous adventurers.
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10 Q
sportcon
Sep 16 00
5508 plays
19 Random Explorers and Their Not-so-Random Ramblings
I've tried to pick only one explorer of each nationality for this quiz, although some may have explored for a country other than that of their birth. I hope you enjoy playing this.
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10 Q
habitsowner
Jan 31 12
3831 plays
20 I Didn't Not Do It...
These European explorers often did not do what they set out to do. But sometimes they didn't not do--they did. Identify these explorers based on what they did and didn't do.
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10 Q
nannywoo
Nov 20 12
375 plays
21 All I Need is a Tall Ship
If you consider Christopher Columbus, Ferdinand Magellan, or Vasco da Gama the greatest seafarer in history, there's a good reason - you've never heard of Zheng He.
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15 Q
illiniman14
Mar 16 10
297 plays
22 Explorers Though Time
A tribute to the first ones to arrive...
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20 Q
qazuhb
Oct 24 01
3060 plays
23 Wish You Were Here
Identify these famous explorers by the postcards they sent home to their loved ones. It's as easy as....circumnavigating the globe! Good Luck!
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10 Q
ks_sweet_pea
Sep 22 11
741 plays
24 Thor Heyerdahl: The Great Adventurer
Thor Heyerdahl (6 Oct 1914 - 18 Apr 2002) was a famous Norwegian scientist and adventurer. Here are some questions about the man and his adventures.
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10 Q
mari67
May 06 08
729 plays
25 Sailing - over the briny and not so briny...
This is about sailors who may or may not be explorers, too. These people come from all nationalities and go all different places. Let's see if you can keep up with them.
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10 Q
habitsowner
Jul 13 12
306 plays
26 Roald Amundsen , A Norwegian explorer
His full name was Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen, and he was one of the greatest figures in Polar exploration. Do you want to find out more about him?
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10 Q
mari67
Jul 04 08
462 plays
27 Explorers Who Shouldn't Have Left Home
Some of those who go out to adventure/ Their actions I most certainly censure/ That you could be killed/ Does not leave me thrilled/ I'll stay home, grow old, and get dementia. -- What do you know about explorers who shouldn't have left home?
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10 Q
casey317
Oct 05 09
561 plays
28 The Life of Matthew Henson: A Resourceful Explorer
Explorer Matthew Henson was an African-American who lived an interesting life, due to his resourceful nature in overcoming obstacles that stood in his way. He played a pivotal role in the discovery of the North Pole. What do you know about him?
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10 Q
sashby87
Dec 06 07
351 plays
29 Famous Pioneers and Their Journeys
Some famous trips throughout history.
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10 Q
robert362
Mar 25 03
3828 plays
30 Canada Explored
What do you know about the men in the Age of Discovery who explored the Great White North?
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10 Q
reedy
Jul 26 03
813 plays
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Some sample questions from this category:

* What English navigator in the Endeavour carried the Royal Society expedition to Tahiti to observe the transit of Venus across the sun in the late 1760's?
* This American explorer and aviator graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1912 and was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1926 for making the first flight over the North Pole.
* This Spanish explorer was dubbed 'Conqueror of Mexico'.
* Name the explorer who led the first expedition that successfully circumnavigated the globe.
* This Scottish missionary and explorer traveled widely in Africa and was the first European to discover Victoria Falls.


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