Famous Explorers

Do you know who made the first nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean? Take this quiz on famous world explorers to find out.

Quiz

Do you know who made the first nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean? Take this quiz on famous world explorers to find out.

1. Who was the first explorer to travel around the world in 80 days (or less)?

  • Phileas Fogg
  • Nellie Bly
  • Charles Lindbergh
  • Amelia Earhart

2. Which explorer rounded the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa?

  • Vasco da Gama
  • Bartholomeu Dias
  • Hernando de Soto
  • Marco Polo

3. Who settled Jamestown, Virginia, in 1607?

4. Who discovered Florida?

  • Jacques Cartier
  • Vitus Bering
  • Ponce de León
  • Hernando de Soto

5. Who made the first nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean?

  • Charles Lindbergh
  • Orville and Wilbur Wright
  • Glenn Curtiss
  • John Alcock and Arthur Brown

6. What explorer has a river, bay, and strait named in his honor?

  • Henry Hudson
  • Wiilliam Baffin
  • Leif Eriksson
  • William Cook

7. Who discovered America?

  • Christopher Columbus
  • Leif Eriksson
  • Ferdinand Magellan
  • Eric the Red

8. Which president sent Meriwether Lewis and William Clark on their journey to the Pacific Ocean?

  • Abraham Lincoln
  • John Adams
  • Martin Van Buren
  • Thomas Jefferson

9. Which explorer first reached the South Pole?

  • Roald Amundsen
  • Robert Falcon Scott
  • Robert Peary
  • Ernest Shackleton

10. Which country did Marco Polo explore and introduce to Europeans?

  • China
  • Peru
  • Canada
  • Antarctica

Your Results:

1. Who was the first explorer to travel around the world in 80 days (or less)?
Nellie Bly

2. Which explorer rounded the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa?
Bartholomeu Dias

3. Who settled Jamestown, Virginia, in 1607?
John Smith

4. Who discovered Florida?
Ponce de León

5. Who made the first nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean?
John Alcock and Arthur Brown

6. What explorer has a river, bay, and strait named in his honor?
Henry Hudson

7. Who discovered America?
Leif Eriksson

8. Which president sent Meriwether Lewis and William Clark on their journey to the Pacific Ocean?
Thomas Jefferson

9. Which explorer first reached the South Pole?
Roald Amundsen

10. Which country did Marco Polo explore and introduce to Europeans?
China

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