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trivia quiz  Lewis Gordon Pugh: The Human Polar Bear Editor choice 15 questions
Average, 15 Qns, thegogga, Jan 17 08

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!
1389 plays
trivia quiz  George De Long in the Kingdom of Ice new 10 questions
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, Caseena, Apr 26 18

In the 1870s, George De Long set out in the USS Jeannette to find the North Pole. He did not succeed. All information was taken from "In the Kingdom of Ice" by Hampton Sides.
Very Difficult
Apr 26 18
45 plays
photo quiz  Those Enterprising Italians! cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, May 27 15

Sailing back and forth between Italy and ports in the Byzantine Empire while other Europeans supposedly feared falling off the earth, Italian sailors paved the way for future discovery. Can you identify these adventurers?
ponycargirl editor
438 plays
trivia quiz  The End of the Explorers cool 15 questions
Average, 15 Qns, pshelton, Jul 03 08

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.
pshelton gold member
1842 plays
photo quiz  Best of the Best: Spanish Conquistadors cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Oct 22 15

Although these Spanish soldiers may be best known for conquering areas of the New World, it must be remembered that their activities soon also led to exploration and colonization.
ponycargirl editor
381 plays
trivia quiz  Northward Bound cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, tazman6619, Jan 30 12

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.
tazman6619 gold member
5106 plays
trivia quiz  The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Plodd, Feb 01 12

Come and find out more about the undersea explorer, Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau.
5025 plays
trivia quiz  Uninvited Guests cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Jan 26 12

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.
dcpddc478 gold member
1170 plays
photo quiz  Best of the Best: Explorers cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Oct 14 15

Can you identify these great explorers?
ponycargirl editor
747 plays
trivia quiz  The New Old cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, jcpetersen, Oct 23 15

Explorers aren't confined to the history books. This quiz is about the scientists working with National Geographic who are exploring and making new discoveries about the Ancient World.
525 plays
photo quiz  Best of the Best: Portuguese Conquistadors cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Oct 24 15

Although one initially may think of Spanish soldiers when hearing the term "conquistador", the word is also used in the Portuguese language to mean "conqueror".
ponycargirl editor
255 plays
photo quiz  Navigate And Locate! cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Jun 03 13

What do you know about the man who began the Age of Exploration and changed the world forever?
ponycargirl editor
915 plays
trivia quiz  First to the Top Seven cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, WesleyCrusher, Jan 30 12

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?
WesleyCrusher editor
5265 plays
match quiz  Circumnavigation cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Nov 05 17

Circumnavigation - 'the action of travelling all the way around something'. Can you match the circumnavigators in this quiz to a brief description of what each of them achieved?
rossian editor
Nov 05 17
198 plays
trivia quiz  Exploration Analogies cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, quogequox, Jun 04 04

A collection of analogies involving explorers. Confused? It works like this, North Pole is to Peary as the South Pole is to whom? Amundsen.
quogequox gold member
2406 plays
trivia quiz  What's Cookin', Captain James? cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, johnnycat777, Jul 26 09

Test your knowledge and learn more about one of history's most famous and accomplished explorers, Captain James Cook. All questions are multiple choice.
johnnycat777 gold member
1446 plays
trivia quiz  Seasoned With Salt cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, beergirllaura, Nov 13 09

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?
840 plays
trivia quiz  Carry On Up The Amazon cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Christinap, Feb 02 12

A brief look at explorers of the Amazon basin and other areas of South America.
3855 plays
trivia quiz  Old Fires/New Frontiers cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, pollucci19, Feb 01 18

Meet the new world explorers, enterprising and curious individuals who use science and technology to bring new eyes and understanding to an old world.
pollucci19 gold member
Feb 01 18
201 plays
match quiz  Who's Who: Exploring the Cape of Good Hope cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Apr 10 18

Located about forty-four miles south of Cape Town, the Cape of Good Hope was first discovered by Europeans in 1488 and became part of an important trade route to the East. See if you can match the clues given with each explorer.
ponycargirl editor
Apr 10 18
138 plays
trivia quiz  Famous Explorers of the World cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, atm619, Feb 26 08

Here is a quiz about ten of the world's most famous explorers. Enjoy!
4377 plays
trivia quiz  Where the Winds Blow cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, shuehorn, Feb 02 12

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!
shuehorn gold member
4797 plays
trivia quiz  Exploring Explorers cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, sportcon, Sep 16 00

This all multiple-choice quiz deals with ten of history's most famous adventurers.
5721 plays
trivia quiz  Leading Ladies cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Rowena8482, Jan 30 12

How many of these intrepid lady explorers and their exploits do you know?
Rowena8482 gold member
5154 plays
trivia quiz  Daniel Boone 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, mlcmlc, Jan 31 12

Daniel Boone was a hero frontiersman and many legends of his exploits have been exaggerated. How much do you know about him?
mlcmlc gold member
5163 plays
photo quiz  What's At The Rainbow's End for These Explorers? 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, stephgm67, Jul 26 17

Let's learn a little more about these famous explorers from around the world and across the centuries. What were they each in search of that would be the ultimate prize? The picture clues may help!
stephgm67 gold member
Jul 26 17
555 plays
trivia quiz  You Didn't Want to do That 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ClaudiaCat, Jul 05 16

We all admire those intrepid explorers but this is a quiz on those that made mistakes, errors or a misjudgement.
ClaudiaCat gold member
411 plays
photo quiz  They Boldly Went 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Oct 14 15

There have many brave men who decided to go where no man had gone before, or so they thought at the time. Some were successful, some were not. Here are questions about ten of these bold explorers.
dcpddc478 gold member
537 plays
trivia quiz  Explorers Though Time 20 questions
Tough, 20 Qns, qazuhb, Oct 24 01

A tribute to the first ones to arrive...
3204 plays
trivia quiz  Got your 'Bering'? Let's explore! 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, reedy, Jan 30 12

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?
4995 plays
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