How Well Do You Know Famous Explorers?

You might think you know famous explorers pretty well, but how well do you really know the world's top adventurers? Take these 12 questions and find out!
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Who was the first explorer to travel around the world in 80 days (or less)?
Charles Lindbergh
Amelia Earhart
Nellie Bly
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Which explorer rounded the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa?
Bartholomeu Dias
Marco Polo
Vasco da Gama
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Which explorer settled in Jamestown, Virginia in 1607?
Henry Hudson
John Smith
James Cook
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Which explorer is credited with discovering Florida?
Ponce de León
Hernando de Soto
Vitus Bering
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Who made the first nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean?
Orville and Wilbur Wright
John Alcock and Arthur Brown
Charles Lindbergh
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What explorer has a river, bay, and strait named in his honor?
William Cook
Henry Hudson
Wiilliam Baffin
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Which explorer is credited with discovering America?
Ferdinand Magellan
Erik the Red
Lief Ericsson
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Which president sent Meriwether Lewis and William Clark on their journey to the Pacific Ocean?
Abraham Lincoln
John Adams
Thomas Jefferson
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Which explorer was the first to ever reach the south pole?
Ernest Shackleton
Roald Amundsen
Robert Falcon Scott
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Which country did Marco Polo explore and introduce to Europeans?
China
Peru
Canada
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Which explorer named the Pacific Ocean?
Francis Drake
Ferdinand Magellan
Ponce De Leon
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This Yale professor discovered a city called Machu Picchu:
Amerigo Vespucci
Jacques Cartier
Hiram Bingham
Result
Based on the results of this quiz, you're an exploration novice! Okay, so you don't know the world explorers better than most. What's important is that you tried and probably learned something new along the way. There's no failure in that!

C+, Explorer Novice

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Based on the results of this quiz, you're explorer excellent! Congratulations! While many have floundered while taking this explorer quiz, you excelled. You're not only an ace when it comes to world explorers but we bet you're an adventurer yourself!

B+, Explorer Excellent

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are a true explorer ace! While many have tried, few have succeeded, but then again not many have the knowledge of explorers that you possess! We think you've got a true adventurer within you somewhere. Well done!

A+, Explorer Ace

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1
Who was the first explorer to travel around the world in 80 days (or less)?
Charles Lindbergh
Amelia Earhart
Nellie Bly
2
Which explorer rounded the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa?
Bartholomeu Dias
Marco Polo
Vasco da Gama
3
Which explorer settled in Jamestown, Virginia in 1607?
Henry Hudson
John Smith
James Cook
4
Which explorer is credited with discovering Florida?
Ponce de León
Hernando de Soto
Vitus Bering
5
Who made the first nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean?
Orville and Wilbur Wright
John Alcock and Arthur Brown
Charles Lindbergh
6
What explorer has a river, bay, and strait named in his honor?
William Cook
Henry Hudson
Wiilliam Baffin
7
Which explorer is credited with discovering America?
Ferdinand Magellan
Erik the Red
Lief Ericsson
8
Which president sent Meriwether Lewis and William Clark on their journey to the Pacific Ocean?
Abraham Lincoln
John Adams
Thomas Jefferson
9
Which explorer was the first to ever reach the south pole?
Ernest Shackleton
Roald Amundsen
Robert Falcon Scott
10
Which country did Marco Polo explore and introduce to Europeans?
China
Peru
Canada
11
Which explorer named the Pacific Ocean?
Francis Drake
Ferdinand Magellan
Ponce De Leon
12
This Yale professor discovered a city called Machu Picchu:
Amerigo Vespucci
Jacques Cartier
Hiram Bingham