History Quiz / Famous Explorers

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Quiz Updated Jul 30, 2012

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Accomplishment Explorer % Correct
Credited with discovering the 'New World' of the AmericasChristopher Columbus
97.6%
Initiated the first successful attempt to circumnavigate the EarthFerdinand Magellan
74%
Spanish conquistador who initiated the conquest of the Aztec EmpireHernán Cortés
61%
The continents of North and South America derive their name from this manAmerigo Vespucci
59.1%
Recorded the first circumnavigation of New ZealandJames Cook
46.4%
Explored Florida looking for the fountain of youthJuan Ponce de León
45.8%
Explored much of northeastern North America - died when his crew mutiniedHenry Hudson
43.5%
Accomplishment Explorer % Correct
The first Englishman to sail around the world and live to tell about itSir Francis Drake
38.8%
Discovered the sea route to IndiaVasco da Gama
32.5%
Discovered Newfoundland and claimed it for EnglandJohn Cabot
26.6%
The first European to discover the Mississippi RiverHernando de Soto
24.2%
Danish navigator who claimed Alaska for RussiaVitus Jonassen Bering
20%
Discovered and claimed Canada for FranceJacques Cartier
18.8%
Discovered the Grand Canyon while trying to find the 7 cities of goldFrancisco Vásquez de Coronado
16.1%
 
Number % Answered
14 (all)
4.8%
12-13
4.8%
10-11
8%
8-9
13.3%
6-7
18.9%
4-5
21.9%
2-3
21.3%
1-1
7%

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