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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.   

There are 76 quizzes and 760 trivia questions in this category.
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Is There Anybody Out There?

I am sorry to disappoint anyone who came here expecting a quiz about Pink Floyd: perhaps another day.
Tough (10 qns)
Oct 23 15
345 plays
Famous Pioneers and Their Journeys

Some famous trips throughout history.
Average (10 qns)
Mar 25 03
3921 plays
Canada Explored

What do you know about the men in the Age of Discovery who explored the Great White North?
Average (10 qns)
Jul 26 03
858 plays
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?
Tough (10 qns)
Oct 05 09
618 plays
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.
Tough (15 qns)
Mar 16 10
348 plays
They Never Came Back

Exploration can be a dangerous occupation or hobby. Here are ten people who went exploring in order to learn more, or to prove a point, and never came back.
Average (10 qns)
Oct 17 15
501 plays
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?
Average (10 qns)
Dec 06 07
384 plays
9 for 10 - Explorers

Ten questions about explorers. If you get the right answers to the first nine questions, the initial letter of each answer will spell the answer to the last question.
Tough (10 qns)
Sep 22 02
2880 plays
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.
Average (10 qns)
Jul 13 12
360 plays
Captain William Bligh

Captain William Bligh is famous as the villain in "The Mutiny on the Bounty." However, he was also a British naval officer with a long and interesting career. Questions are about the life of Bligh.
Tough (10 qns)
Feb 06 06
780 plays
Famous Explorers - Who am I?

This quiz is about ten random explorers. Do you know who they are based on the clue that is given to you?
Easy (10 qns)
Oct 14 15
591 plays
They Boldly Went

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.
Average (10 qns)
Oct 14 15
426 plays
Dr. Livingstone, I presume?

In October 1871, the immortal "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?" was uttered by Stanley, upon finding the lost David Livingstone. He is now one of history's best known explorers. This quiz is about some of the brave people who explored the globe.
Average (10 qns)
Nov 21 11
423 plays
Magellan and His Historic Voyage

This quiz is about Ferdinand Magellan and his voyage around the world which most scholars consider as the greatest navigational feat in history.
Tough (20 qns)
May 22 03
1272 plays
Explorers of Australia

This is a tour of known (or are they?) explorers of Australia - enjoy the trip with me...
Tough (10 qns)
Jan 09 14
231 plays
Explorers of the New World

Here's a quiz to see if you can identify some of the early explorers of the North American continent. Have fun!
Difficult (10 qns)
Nov 18 02
1680 plays
Discoverers of New Lands

Since the beginning of time there have been many explorers in world history, famous for discovering new lands. How many of these can you remember from your school days?
Average (10 qns)
Oct 19 11
621 plays
Explorer Series - Cortes

Some questions regarding Hernando Cortes, the man who brought down the Aztec Empire! Kindly note that Cortes is also spelt Cortez.
Tough (10 qns)
Oct 21 02
876 plays
Henry Hudson: New World Explorer

Henry Hudson was an explorer of rare courage and vision, but he came to a tragic end. Play on to learn more about the man whose name lives on in a mighty river and a great bay.
Average (10 qns)
Apr 25 11
276 plays

The daring people who convinced themselves that the world is round.
Average (10 qns)
Jan 18 03
1443 plays
Marco Polo

So here's a little quiz about my favourite historical figures - Marco Polo.
Tough (10 qns)
Mar 28 02
1011 plays
Odd Bits about Explorers

Explorers have to be a little odd in order to venture into unknown and dangerous situations, but their oddity is of a kind we respect. How many odd bits do you know about the 10 explorers in this quiz? (Third in a series of odd bit quizzes).
Difficult (10 qns)
Feb 21 10
417 plays
Explorers Of The World

Yeah sure, we all know the history of North and South America, but how much do you know about the Europeans who 'discovered' them and started colonization?
Tough (10 qns)
Apr 24 01
2571 plays
Great Explorers and Navigators 1400-1600

In this quiz I will ask you about some great explorers and navigators from the 15th and 16th centuries.
Tough (15 qns)
Jan 15 05
1170 plays
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