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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!
Jan 17 08
1551 plays
match quiz  Dutch Explorers cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Aug 18 19

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?
looney_tunes editor
Aug 18 19
177 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
Jul 03 08
1932 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
May 27 15
561 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.
Feb 01 12
5301 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
Oct 22 15
495 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
Jan 30 12
5472 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
321 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.
Oct 23 15
615 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.
Jun 04 04
2556 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
Jun 03 13
969 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
Jul 26 09
1650 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
Oct 14 15
918 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.
Feb 02 12
4074 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
252 plays
match quiz  Famous Explorers of the World cool 10 questions
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Triviaballer, Mar 03 17

Match the famous explorers with a description of their accomplishments or areas they explored. Best of luck!
Very Easy
Triviaballer gold member
Mar 03 17
1587 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
Jan 26 12
1467 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
Feb 02 12
5016 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.
Sep 16 00
5811 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!
Feb 26 08
4599 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?
Nov 13 09
969 plays
match quiz  Captain James Cook - A Timeline cool 15 questions
Average, 15 Qns, reedy, Jul 20 20

Captain James Cook led a number of Expeditions and mapped a lot of coastline in his career with the Royal Navy, amongst other things. Can you match these 15 events with the correct dates in the timeline?
reedy gold member
Jul 20 20
162 plays
photo quiz  What's At The Rainbow's End for These Explorers? cool 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
669 plays
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.
May 06 08
813 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
Jan 31 12
5385 plays
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!
Sep 22 11
855 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
Jul 05 16
435 plays
trivia quiz  George De Long in the Kingdom of Ice 10 questions
Tough, 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.
Caseena gold member
Apr 26 18
84 plays
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.
Joepetz gold member
May 20 17
1083 plays
trivia quiz  Explorers Though Time 20 questions
Tough, 20 Qns, qazuhb, Oct 24 01

A tribute to the first ones to arrive...
Oct 24 01
3243 plays
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