Statistics for Great Explorers

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    (17 since last reset)
  • The average score is 16 of 33

Answer Stats

HintAnswer% Correct
The explorer after whom America was namedAmerigo Vespucci
100%
Discovered America in 1492Christopher Columbus
100%
Norse explorer who founded the first settlement in GreenlandErik the Red
75%
First person to have circumnavigated the globeFerdinand Magellan
75%
Defeated the Aztec Empire and took Mexico in the name of SpainHernan Cortes
75%
First European to reach New ZealandAbel Tasman
63%
One of first two people to ever reach Mount EverestEdmund Hillary
63%
Travelled the Silk Road, around Asia and visited ChinaMarco Polo
63%
First explorer to reach the geographic South PoleRoald Amundsen
63%
First European to discover Victoria FallsDavid Livingstone
50%
Conquered the Incas in 1532Francisco Pizarro
50%
Explored and claimed what is now Canada for FranceJacques Cartier
50%
Probably the most famous undersea explorer in recent historyJacques Cousteau
50%
Explored much of the Pacific including New Zealand, Australia and HawaiiJames Cook
50%
French explorer whose expedition vanished in OceaniaJean François La Pérouse
50%
Norse explorer who was the first European to land in North AmericaLeif Ericson
50%
Crossed the Pacific Ocean in a hand built raft the Kon-TikiThor Heyerdahl
50%
One of two Americans who led first expedition to cross the western portion of the USAWilliam Clark
50%
Led the infamous Trans-Antarctic Expedition in 1914Ernest Shackleton
38%
Carried out the second circumnavigation of the world, between 1577 to 1580Francis Drake
38%
Berber explorer of Africa, Europe, the Middle East and India for 30 yearsIbn Battuta
38%
Led the lost expedition to the Arctic departing in 1845John Franklin
38%
American journalist who travelled around the world in 72 daysNellie Bly
38%
First person to conquest the North PoleRobert Peary
38%
Discovered a sea route to IndiaVasco da Gama
38%
Explored the Siberian far east and Alaska and claimed it for RussiaVitus Bering
38%
First European to sail around the Cape of Good HopeBartolomeu Dias
25%
Reached Timbuktu in the early 19th centuryGordon Laing
25%
Known for his search for the source of the NileHenry Stanley
25%
Considered the first European to land in North America since the VikingsJohn Cabot
25%
First circumnavigation of the globe in a single expedition after its captain was killedJuan S. Elcano
25%
Founded the first European settlement in Puerto RicoJuan Ponce de León
13%
Made two trips to search for "El Dorado"Sir Walter Raleigh
13%

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