Statistics for Famous Explorers

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  • The average score is 12 of 23

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HintNationalityAnswer% Correct
Credited with discovering AmericaItalianChristopher Columbus
97%
First to explore the moonAmericanNeil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin
83%
Discovered the New World; GreenlandNorseErik the Red
75%
Explored much of Asia and ChinaItalianMarco Polo
75%
First to circumnavigate the globePortugueseFerdinand Magellan
73%
Explorer of Mexico; conquered the AztecsSpanishHernán Cortés de Monroy y Pizarro
70%
Found a sea route from Europe to IndiaSpanishVasco da Gama
68%
Known for his underwater explorationsFrenchJacques Cousteau
62%
Sent to explore the Louisiana PurchaseAmericanMeriwether Lewis & William Clark
62%
Explorer and first atop Mt. EverestBritish/SherpaSir Edmund Hillary; Tenzing Norgay
60%
First man in spaceRussianYuri Gagarin
60%
Explored the NW Passage; Hudson BayEnglishHenry Hudson
51%
Explored S. America; conquered the IncasSpanishFrancisco Pizarro
50%
Viking explorer of NewfoundlandNorseLeif Eriksson
50%
1st to the South & North Poles, NW PassageNorwegianRoald Amundsen
50%
Missionary who explored east/south AfricaEnglishDavid Livingstone
49%
English explorer of the U.S. coastlineEnglishSir Francis Drake
35%
Sought the fountain of youth in FloridaSpanishJuan Ponce de León
33%
"Discovered" the Pacific Ocean in PanamaPortugueseVasco Núñez de Balboa
24%
1st European to cross the MississippiSpanishHernando DeSoto
20%
Found and explored the wreck of TitanicAmericanRobert Ballard
7%
French explorers of the Mississippi RiverFrench, CanadianJacques Marquette; Louis Joliet
4%
European discoverer of Niagara FallsFrenchLouis Hennepin
1%

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