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I was the first man to attempt to circumnavigate the globe. Who am I?




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trivia quiz  Lewis Gordon Pugh: The Human Polar Bear Editor choice 15 questions
Average, 15 Qns, thegogga, Jan 26 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!
Average
thegogga
1566 plays
32.
trivia quiz  Old Fires/New Frontiers 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, pollucci19, Sep 01 19

Meet the new world explorers, enterprising and curious individuals who use science and technology to bring new eyes and understanding to an old world.
Easy
pollucci19 gold member
Sep 01 19
411 plays
33.
match quiz  Beyond the Sea 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Joepetz, Feb 14 19

Match the explorer to the body of water that he is famous for exploring - from the seas, rivers, lakes and beyond.
Average
Joepetz gold member
Feb 14 19
300 plays
34.
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.
Easy
jcpetersen
Oct 23 15
630 plays
35.
match quiz  Dutch Explorers cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Apr 27 20

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
looney_tunes editor
Apr 27 20
222 plays
36.
photo quiz  They Never Came Back 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Oct 19 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.
Average
dcpddc478
Oct 19 15
597 plays
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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?
Average
rossian editor
Nov 05 17
375 plays
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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?
Easy
ponycargirl editor
May 27 15
594 plays
39.
photo quiz  Best of the Best: Spanish Conquistadors cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Nov 05 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.
Average
ponycargirl editor
Nov 05 15
531 plays
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trivia quiz  Explorers of the New World 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, mkp51, Jan 21 13

Here's a quiz to see if you can identify some of the early explorers of the North American continent. Have fun!
Difficult
mkp51
1710 plays
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trivia quiz  Wish You Were Here 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ks_sweet_pea, Dec 13 15

Identify these famous explorers by the postcards they sent home to their loved ones. It's as easy as....circumnavigating the globe! Good Luck!
Average
ks_sweet_pea
Dec 13 15
867 plays
42.
trivia quiz  Seasoned With Salt cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, beergirllaura, Dec 10 11

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
beergirllaura
993 plays
43.
trivia quiz  You Didn't Want to do That 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ClaudiaCat, Jul 08 16

We all admire those intrepid explorers but this is a quiz on those that made mistakes, errors or a misjudgement.
Average
ClaudiaCat gold member
Jul 08 16
450 plays
44.
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.
Average
ponycargirl editor
Apr 10 18
282 plays
45.
trivia quiz  Circumnavigators 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Mr5, Dec 07 08

The daring people who convinced themselves that the world is round.
Average
Mr5
1467 plays
46.
trivia quiz  Magellan and His Historic Voyage 20 questions
Tough, 20 Qns, manvinder01, Jul 24 13

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
1329 plays
47.
photo quiz  Ridin' Down the Canyon 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, bernie73, Jan 15 20

This quiz focuses on John Wesley Powell and his 1869 expedition on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon
Tough
bernie73 gold member
Jan 15 20
126 plays
48.
trivia quiz  Great Explorers and Navigators 1400-1600 15 questions
Tough, 15 Qns, author, Mar 03 17

In this quiz I will ask you about some great explorers and navigators from the 15th and 16th centuries.
Tough
author
Mar 03 17
1197 plays
49.
trivia quiz  Discoverers of New Lands 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, aaronjunior, Jul 26 14

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
651 plays
50.
trivia quiz  Thor Heyerdahl: The Great Adventurer cool 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.
Average
mari67
828 plays
51.
photo quiz  Best of the Best: Portuguese Conquistadors 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Oct 24 15

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
ponycargirl editor
Oct 24 15
372 plays
52.
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
570 plays
53.
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
384 plays
54.
trivia quiz  Canada Explored 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, reedy, Dec 08 17

What do you know about the men in the Age of Discovery who explored the Great White North?
Average
reedy gold member
Dec 08 17
1047 plays
55.
trivia quiz  Well, You're the Mountain Man 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Triviaballer, Jan 15 19

Here's to some of the men that have conquered Earth's mountains. Good luck!
Average
Triviaballer gold member
Jan 15 19
153 plays
56.
trivia quiz  Meet 70 Explorers - Part 1, Amundsen to Bonington 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, MalStone, Mar 12 19

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
MalStone gold member
Mar 12 19
147 plays
57.
trivia quiz  Marco Polo 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, khassandra, Oct 30 16

So here's a little quiz about my favourite historical figures - Marco Polo.
Tough
khassandra
Oct 30 16
1041 plays
58.
trivia quiz  Explorers Who Shouldn't Have Left Home 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, casey317, Nov 27 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
627 plays
59.
trivia quiz  Captain William Bligh 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, Bexze, Oct 31 14

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
Bexze
804 plays
60.
trivia quiz  Explorer Series - Cortes 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, ace_sodium, May 20 10

Some questions regarding Hernando Cortes, the man who brought down the Aztec Empire! Kindly note that Cortes is also spelt Cortez.
Tough
ace_sodium
906 plays
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