Do You Know About The Famous Explorers?

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Explorers are adventurers who go about finding information about a subject matter as a means of investigation and discovery. Famous explorers have contributed to the history of the world today and are celebrated in many forms. What do you know about the famous explorers? Take our quiz to find out


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who discovered America? 

    • A.

      Christopher Columbus 

    • B.

      Hernan Cortez 

    • C.

      American Vespucci

    • D.

      Jacque Cousteau

    Correct Answer
    A. Christopher Columbus 
    Explanation
    Christopher Columbus is credited with discovering America because he was the first European explorer to reach the Americas in 1492. Although there were already indigenous people living in the Americas, Columbus's voyages opened up the continent to European exploration and colonization. His discovery had a significant impact on world history, leading to the eventual colonization and settlement of the Americas by Europeans.

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  • 2. 

    When did the first successful trip to India from Europe take place? 

    • A.

      1947

    • B.

      1948

    • C.

      1949

    • D.

      1950

    Correct Answer
    B. 1948
  • 3. 

    Where did the king of Portugal commission a maritime route to be found? 

    • A.

      North 

    • B.

      East 

    • C.

      West 

    • D.

      South 

    Correct Answer
    B. East 
    Explanation
    The king of Portugal commissioned a maritime route to be found in the East. This suggests that the king was looking for a route to the eastern part of the world, possibly to establish trade connections or explore new territories. The East was known for its rich resources and exotic goods, making it an attractive destination for exploration and trade during that time.

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  • 4. 

    Who is famous for defeating the Aztec Empire and taking Mexico in the name of Spain? 

    • A.

      Christopher Columbus  

    • B.

      Hernan Cortes

    • C.

      Amerigo Vespucci

    • D.

      Jacque Cousteau

    Correct Answer
    B. Hernan Cortes
    Explanation
    Hernan Cortes is famous for defeating the Aztec Empire and taking Mexico in the name of Spain. He led an expedition in 1519 to conquer the Aztec civilization, led by their emperor Montezuma II. Cortes and his men were able to exploit political divisions within the empire and gain the support of various indigenous groups, ultimately leading to the downfall of the Aztec Empire in 1521. Cortes' conquest of Mexico played a significant role in the Spanish colonization of the Americas.

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  • 5. 

    Who is the man who gave his name to the continents of North and South America? 

    • A.

      Christopher Columbus  

    • B.

      Hernan Cortes

    • C.

      Amerigo Vespucci 

    • D.

      Jacque Cousteau 

    Correct Answer
    C. Amerigo Vespucci 
    Explanation
    Amerigo Vespucci is the man who gave his name to the continents of North and South America. He was an Italian explorer who realized that the lands discovered by Christopher Columbus were not part of Asia, but a new continent. Vespucci's accounts and maps were widely circulated, and the German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller named the new continent after him, using the Latin version of his name, "America." This naming decision was later accepted and became widely recognized.

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  • 6. 

    Who invented a plethora of diving devices and scuba gear? 

    • A.

      Christopher Columbus  

    • B.

      Hernan Cortes

    • C.

      Amerigo Vespucci 

    • D.

      Jacque Cousteau 

    Correct Answer
    C. Amerigo Vespucci 
    Explanation
    Amerigo Vespucci is credited with inventing a plethora of diving devices and scuba gear. He was an Italian explorer and cartographer who made significant contributions to the field of navigation and exploration. Vespucci's inventions in diving technology allowed for more efficient and safer underwater exploration, revolutionizing the way people could explore the depths of the ocean. His innovations in diving equipment paved the way for future advancements in underwater exploration and contributed to the development of modern scuba gear.

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  • 7. 

    Which of these explorers was born in 1910?

    • A.

      Christopher Columbus 

    • B.

      Hernan Cortes   

    • C.

      Amerigo Vespucci

    • D.

      Jacque Cousteau

    Correct Answer
    D. Jacque Cousteau
    Explanation
    Jacque Cousteau was born in 1910.

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  • 8. 

    Which of these explorers was given birth to in 1454?

    • A.

      Christopher Columbus 

    • B.

      Hernan Cortes   

    • C.

      Amerigo Vespucci

    • D.

      Jacque Cousteau

    Correct Answer
    C. Amerigo Vespucci
    Explanation
    Amerigo Vespucci is the correct answer because he was born in 1454. Christopher Columbus was born in 1451, Hernan Cortes was born in 1485, and Jacque Cousteau was born in 1910. Therefore, Amerigo Vespucci is the only explorer listed who was born in 1454.

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  • 9. 

    Who was born in 1485 among the following explorers? 

    • A.

      Christopher Columbus 

    • B.

      Hernan Cortes   

    • C.

      Amerigo Vespucci

    • D.

      Jacque Cousteau

    Correct Answer
    B. Hernan Cortes   
    Explanation
    Hernan Cortes was born in 1485.

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  • 10. 

    Which famous Explorer has 1451 as his year of birth? 

    • A.

      Christopher Columbus 

    • B.

      Hernan Cortes   

    • C.

      Amerigo Vespucci

    • D.

      Jacque Cousteau

    Correct Answer
    A. Christopher Columbus 
    Explanation
    Christopher Columbus is the correct answer because he was born in the year 1451. He was a famous explorer known for his voyages across the Atlantic Ocean, which led to the discovery of the Americas. Columbus's expeditions had a significant impact on European exploration and colonization of the New World.

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