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trivia quiz  Wish You Were Here 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ks_sweet_pea, Sep 22 11

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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ks_sweet_pea
Sep 22 11
840 plays
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trivia quiz  Random Explorers and Their Not-so-Random Ramblings 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, habitsowner, Jan 31 12

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.
Average
habitsowner gold member
Jan 31 12
5019 plays
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trivia quiz  Thor Heyerdahl: The Great Adventurer 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, mari67, May 06 08

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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mari67
May 06 08
807 plays
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trivia quiz  I Didn't Not Do It... 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, nannywoo, Nov 20 12

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.
Average
nannywoo gold member
Nov 20 12
483 plays
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trivia quiz  Famous Explorers - Who am I? 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, Ilona_Ritter, Oct 14 15

This quiz is about ten random explorers. Do you know who they are based on the clue that is given to you?
Easy
Ilona_Ritter gold member
Oct 14 15
657 plays
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trivia quiz  Is There Anybody Out There? 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, EnglishJedi, Oct 23 15

I am sorry to disappoint anyone who came here expecting a quiz about Pink Floyd: perhaps another day.
Tough
EnglishJedi gold member
Oct 23 15
357 plays
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trivia quiz  Famous Pioneers and Their Journeys 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, robert362, Mar 25 03

Some famous trips throughout history.
Average
robert362
Mar 25 03
3957 plays
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trivia quiz  Roald Amundsen , A Norwegian explorer 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, mari67, Jul 04 08

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?
Tough
mari67
Jul 04 08
510 plays
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trivia quiz  Explorers Who Shouldn't Have Left Home 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, casey317, Oct 05 09

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
casey317
Oct 05 09
624 plays
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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.
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dcpddc478 gold member
Oct 14 15
549 plays
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trivia quiz  The Life of Matthew Henson: A Resourceful Explorer 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, sashby87, Dec 06 07

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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sashby87
Dec 06 07
387 plays
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trivia quiz  George De Long in the Kingdom of Ice 10 questions
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.
Difficult
Caseena
Apr 26 18
72 plays
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trivia quiz  All I Need is a Tall Ship 15 questions
Tough, 15 Qns, illiniman14, Mar 16 10

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
illiniman14 gold member
Mar 16 10
357 plays
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match quiz  Exploring Australia and Explorers from Australia 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ClaudiaCat, Jan 14 17

This quiz is about explorers exploring in Australia or Australians who are exploring.
Average
ClaudiaCat gold member
Jan 14 17
168 plays
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trivia quiz  9 for 10 - Explorers 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, minch, Sep 22 02

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
minch gold member
Sep 22 02
2895 plays
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trivia quiz  Canada Explored 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, reedy, Jul 26 03

What do you know about the men in the Age of Discovery who explored the Great White North?
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reedy gold member
Jul 26 03
909 plays
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trivia quiz  Sailing - over the briny and not so briny... 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, habitsowner, Jul 13 12

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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habitsowner gold member
Jul 13 12
366 plays
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trivia quiz  Captain William Bligh 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, Bexze, Feb 06 06

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.
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Bexze
Feb 06 06
798 plays
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trivia quiz  Dr. Livingstone, I presume? 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, jglane, Nov 21 11

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.
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jglane
Nov 21 11
438 plays
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photo quiz  They Never Came Back 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Oct 17 15

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.
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dcpddc478 gold member
Oct 17 15
555 plays
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match quiz  Lesser Known Explorers 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Joepetz, May 20 17

Match these lesser known explorers to place he or she explored and when he or she traveled there.
Average
Joepetz gold member
May 20 17
849 plays
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trivia quiz  Magellan and His Historic Voyage 20 questions
Tough, 20 Qns, manvinder01, May 22 03

This quiz is about Ferdinand Magellan and his voyage around the world which most scholars consider as the greatest navigational feat in history.
Tough
manvinder01
May 22 03
1299 plays
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trivia quiz  Explorers of the New World 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, mkp51, Nov 18 02

Here's a quiz to see if you can identify some of the early explorers of the North American continent. Have fun!
Difficult
mkp51
Nov 18 02
1695 plays
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trivia quiz  Henry Hudson: New World Explorer 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, inkwell, Apr 25 11

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.
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inkwell
Apr 25 11
294 plays
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trivia quiz  Explorers of Australia 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, ClaudiaCat, Jan 09 14

This is a tour of known (or are they?) explorers of Australia - enjoy the trip with me...
Tough
ClaudiaCat gold member
Jan 09 14
243 plays
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trivia quiz  Explorer Series - Cortes 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, ace_sodium, Oct 21 02

Some questions regarding Hernando Cortes, the man who brought down the Aztec Empire! Kindly note that Cortes is also spelt Cortez.
Tough
ace_sodium
Oct 21 02
888 plays
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trivia quiz  Discoverers of New Lands 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, aaronjunior, Oct 19 11

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
aaronjunior
Oct 19 11
633 plays
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trivia quiz  Circumnavigators 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Mr5, Jan 18 03

The daring people who convinced themselves that the world is round.
Average
Mr5
Jan 18 03
1452 plays
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trivia quiz  Marco Polo 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, khassandra, Mar 28 02

So here's a little quiz about my favourite historical figures - Marco Polo.
Tough
khassandra
Mar 28 02
1035 plays
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trivia quiz  Explorers Of The World 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, TheJay, Apr 24 01

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
TheJay
Apr 24 01
2586 plays
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