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72 Explorers quizzes and 1,008 Explorers trivia questions.
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1.
  To Discover New Frontiers To Discover New Frontiers popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
There have always been new frontiers in history. Luckily, there are brave people ready to explore those places. Let's learn a little more about ten women explorers who risked their life and reputation to discover frontiers.
Easier, 10 Qns, stephgm67, Apr 30 22
Easier
stephgm67 gold member
Apr 30 22
245 plays
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  Best of the Best  Explorers Best of the Best: Explorers great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Can you identify these great explorers?
Easier, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Dec 06 19
Easier
ponycargirl editor
Dec 06 19
1129 plays
3.
  Northward Bound top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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.
Average, 10 Qns, tazman6619, Jan 30 12
Average
tazman6619 gold member
5577 plays
4.
  Navigate And Locate Navigate And Locate! great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
What do you know about the man who began the Age of Exploration and changed the world forever?
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Mar 27 15
Average
ponycargirl editor
1198 plays
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  Best of the Best  Spanish Conquistadors Best of the Best: Spanish Conquistadors best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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.
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Nov 05 15
Average
ponycargirl editor
585 plays
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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!
Easier, 10 Qns, stephgm67, Jul 27 17
Easier
stephgm67 gold member
Jul 27 17
766 plays
7.
Match the famous explorers with a description of their accomplishments or areas they explored. Best of luck!
Easier, 10 Qns, Triviaballer, Mar 03 17
Easier
Triviaballer gold member
Mar 03 17
1848 plays
8.
  Dutch Explorers best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
The Dutch were one of the leading maritime powers of the 16th to 18th centuries. Can you match each of these Dutch explorers with one of their notable accomplishments?
Average, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Apr 27 20
Average
looney_tunes editor
Apr 27 20
569 plays
9.
  Those Enterprising Italians Those Enterprising Italians! best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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?
Easier, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, May 27 15
Easier
ponycargirl editor
630 plays
10.
  First to the Top Seven top quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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?
Average, 10 Qns, WesleyCrusher, Jan 11 22
Average
WesleyCrusher editor
Jan 11 22
5650 plays
trivia question Quick Question
This Scottish missionary and explorer traveled widely in Africa and was the first European to discover Victoria Falls.

From Quiz "Exploring Explorers"




11.
  Where the Winds Blow great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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!
Average, 10 Qns, shuehorn, Jan 08 13
Average
shuehorn gold member
5143 plays
12.
  Leading Ladies popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
How many of these intrepid lady explorers and their exploits do you know?
Average, 10 Qns, Rowena8482, Dec 10 16
Average
Rowena8482
Dec 10 16
5568 plays
13.
  Carry On Up The Amazon great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
A brief look at explorers of the Amazon basin and other areas of South America.
Average, 10 Qns, Christinap, Feb 26 15
Average
Christinap
4193 plays
14.
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, habitsowner, Jan 31 12
Average
habitsowner
5359 plays
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  Got your 'Bering'? Let's explore! popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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?
Average, 10 Qns, reedy, May 11 12
Average
reedy gold member
5473 plays
16.
  They Boldly Went They Boldly Went - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, dcpddc478, Oct 15 15
Average
dcpddc478
765 plays
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  Best of the Best  Portuguese Conquistadors Best of the Best: Portuguese Conquistadors popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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".
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Oct 24 15
Average
ponycargirl editor
403 plays
18.
  Seasoned With Salt great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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?
Average, 10 Qns, beergirllaura, Dec 10 11
Average
beergirllaura
1056 plays
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Here is a quiz about ten of the world's most famous explorers. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, atm619, Mar 01 16
Average
atm619
4754 plays
20.
  Who's Who: Exploring the Cape of Good Hope popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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.
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Apr 10 18
Average
ponycargirl editor
Apr 10 18
652 plays
21.
  Uninvited Guests great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
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.
Easier, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Jan 12 18
Easier
dcpddc478
Jan 12 18
1654 plays
22.
  Audacious African Adventurers popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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?
Average, 10 Qns, Jakeroo, Feb 05 12
Average
Jakeroo
4741 plays
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  They Never Came Back They Never Came Back - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, dcpddc478, Oct 19 15
Average
dcpddc478
638 plays
24.
  Old Fires/New Frontiers great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Meet the new world explorers, enterprising and curious individuals who use science and technology to bring new eyes and understanding to an old world.
Easier, 10 Qns, pollucci19, Sep 01 19
Easier
pollucci19 gold member
Sep 01 19
454 plays
25.
  The New Old top quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
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.
Easier, 10 Qns, jcpetersen, Oct 23 15
Easier
jcpetersen
649 plays
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  Lesser Known Explorers popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Match these lesser known explorers to place he or she explored and when he or she traveled there.
Average, 10 Qns, Joepetz, May 20 17
Average
Joepetz gold member
May 20 17
1180 plays
27.
  Circumnavigation great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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?
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Nov 05 17
Average
rossian editor
Nov 05 17
445 plays
28.
  The End of the Explorers best quiz - 15 questions - 5 mins
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.
Average, 15 Qns, pshelton, Sep 09 13
Average
pshelton gold member
2021 plays
29.
  Davy Crockett or Daniel Boone? - 10 questions - 3 mins
Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone were both famous U.S. frontiersmen and explorers. Although they were born over fifty years a part, they both became folk heroes in American lore. They had some similarities that causes people to sometimes confuse the two. T
Average, 10 Qns, bigwoo, Oct 17 21
Average
bigwoo gold member
Oct 17 21
376 plays
30.
  Ridin Down the Canyon Ridin' Down the Canyon - 10 questions - 5 mins
This quiz focuses on John Wesley Powell and his 1869 expedition on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon
Average, 10 Qns, bernie73, Jan 15 20
Average
bernie73 gold member
Jan 15 20
161 plays
31.
  Exploration Analogies top quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
A collection of analogies involving explorers. Confused? It works like this, North Pole is to Peary as the South Pole is to whom? Amundsen.
Average, 10 Qns, quogequox, Oct 27 17
Average
quogequox
Oct 27 17
2607 plays
32.
  Sailing - 10 questions - 4 mins
As Rod Stewart might have sung: "They were sailing, 'cross the ocean". What do you know about the following sailors, explorers and ship travellers?
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Nov 19 19
Average
JanIQ gold member
Nov 19 19
291 plays
33.
  I Didn't Not Do It... popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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, 10 Qns, nannywoo, Nov 20 12
Average
nannywoo gold member
593 plays
34.
  Exploring Explorers popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
This all multiple-choice quiz deals with ten of history's most famous adventurers.
Average, 10 Qns, sportcon, Mar 03 22
Average
sportcon
Mar 03 22
5910 plays
35.
  The Longest Journey popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
People have explored for millenia, usually with a view to finding new opportunities to exploit. This quiz asks you to match the European 'explorer' who was first to achieve the journey, and discover or land on the land concerned.
Average, 10 Qns, suomy, Jun 04 19
Average
suomy
Jun 04 19
355 plays
36.
  Beyond the Sea - 10 questions - 3 mins
Match the explorer to the body of water that he is famous for exploring - from the seas, rivers, lakes and beyond.
Average, 10 Qns, Joepetz, Feb 14 19
Average
Joepetz gold member
Feb 14 19
326 plays
37.
  Wish You Were Here popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Identify these famous explorers by the postcards they sent home to their loved ones. It's as easy as....circumnavigating the globe! Good Luck!
Easier, 10 Qns, ks_sweet_pea, Dec 13 15
Easier
ks_sweet_pea
888 plays
38.
  Famous Explorers - Who am I? - 10 questions - 2 mins
This quiz is about ten random explorers. Do you know who they are based on the clue that is given to you?
Easier, 10 Qns, Ilona_Ritter, Feb 27 16
Easier
Ilona_Ritter gold member
777 plays
39.
  Explorers Though Time popular trivia quiz - 20 questions - 8 mins
A tribute to the first ones to arrive...
Tough, 20 Qns, qazuhb, May 30 14
Tough
qazuhb
3274 plays
40.
  Famous Pioneers and Their Journeys popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Some famous trips throughout history.
Average, 10 Qns, robert362, Jan 10 22
Average
robert362
Jan 10 22
4099 plays
41.
  Is There Anybody Out There? popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
I am sorry to disappoint anyone who came here expecting a quiz about Pink Floyd: perhaps another day.
Tough, 10 Qns, EnglishJedi, Oct 23 15
Tough
EnglishJedi gold member
397 plays
42.
  Explorers Who Shouldn't Have Left Home popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
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, casey317, Nov 27 09
Tough
casey317
632 plays
43.
  Canada Explored - 10 questions - 4 mins
What do you know about the men in the Age of Discovery who explored the Great White North?
Average, 10 Qns, reedy, Dec 08 17
Average
reedy gold member
Dec 08 17
1106 plays
44.
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, habitsowner, Mar 17 14
Average
habitsowner
389 plays
45.
  9 for 10 - Explorers - 10 questions - 5 mins
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, minch, Mar 29 16
Tough
minch gold member
2933 plays
46.
  George De Long in the Kingdom of Ice great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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.
Tough, 10 Qns, Caseena, Apr 26 18
Tough
Caseena
Apr 26 18
100 plays
47.
  All I Need is a Tall Ship - 15 questions - 7 mins
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, illiniman14, May 13 16
Tough
illiniman14 gold member
May 13 16
371 plays
48.
  Well, You're the Mountain Man - 10 questions - 4 mins
Here's to some of the men that have conquered Earth's mountains. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, Triviaballer, Jan 15 19
Average
Triviaballer gold member
Jan 15 19
199 plays
49.
  Circumnavigators - 10 questions - 6 mins
The daring people who convinced themselves that the world is round.
Average, 10 Qns, Mr5, Dec 07 08
Average
Mr5
1476 plays
50.
  Dr. Livingstone, I presume? - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, jglane, Jul 11 16
Average
jglane
Jul 11 16
459 plays
51.
  You Didn't Want to do That popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
We all admire those intrepid explorers but this is a quiz on those that made mistakes, errors or a misjudgement.
Average, 10 Qns, ClaudiaCat, Jul 08 16
Average
ClaudiaCat gold member
Jul 08 16
454 plays
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This quiz has been inspired by reading 'Explorers' Sketchbooks - The Art of Discovery & Adventure' with one question for each of the 70 explorers in this book. Part One is for the first 10. individuals in this book.
Tough, 10 Qns, MalStone, Mar 12 19
Tough
MalStone gold member
Mar 12 19
159 plays
53.
  Discoverers of New Lands - 10 questions - 3 mins
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, aaronjunior, Jul 26 14
Average
aaronjunior
658 plays
54.
  Explorers Of The World - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, TheJay, Dec 11 12
Tough
TheJay
2628 plays
55.
  Odd Bits about Explorers - 10 questions - 12 mins
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, NormanW5, Aug 26 22
Difficult
NormanW5
Aug 26 22
445 plays
56.
  Explorers of the New World - 10 questions - 6 mins
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, mkp51, Jan 21 13
Difficult
mkp51
1720 plays
57.
  Great Explorers and Navigators 1400-1600 - 15 questions - 6 mins
In this quiz I will ask you about some great explorers and navigators from the 15th and 16th centuries.
Tough, 15 Qns, author, Mar 03 17
Tough
author
Mar 03 17
1209 plays
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