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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 77 quizzes and 770 trivia questions in this category.
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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.
Average (10 qns)
4692 plays
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.
Average (10 qns)
798 plays
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)
348 plays
Canada Explored

What do you know about the men in the Age of Discovery who explored the Great White North?
Average (10 qns)
864 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)
621 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)
426 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)
384 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)
351 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)
2886 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)
363 plays
Famous Pioneers and Their Journeys

Some famous trips throughout history.
Average (10 qns)
3927 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)
783 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)
600 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)
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)
1278 plays
Explorers of Australia

This is a tour of known (or are they?) explorers of Australia - enjoy the trip with me...
Tough (10 qns)
234 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)
1683 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)
624 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)
279 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)
879 plays

The daring people who convinced themselves that the world is round.
Average (10 qns)
1449 plays
Marco Polo

So here's a little quiz about my favourite historical figures - Marco Polo.
Tough (10 qns)
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)
420 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)
2574 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)
1176 plays
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