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Trivia Quiz - James Cook - King of Navigators


The life and achievements of the greatest navigator the world has seen

Quiz Number: 3119
Date Submitted: April 13, 2009
Quiz Categories: World History, European Age of Discovery
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: grant228
Average Score: 49.4 percent
Times Taken: 194 times
Taken by Registered Users: 14
Quiz is about: James Cook

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1. In 1759, Cook charted which North American river?
  A.   St. Lawrence
  B.   Mississippi
  C.   Hudson
  D.   Delaware

2. How many times did Cook sail around the world?
  A.   0
  B.   1
  C.   2
  D.   3

3. How many children did Cook and his wife Elizabeth have?
  A.   0
  B.   2
  C.   4
  D.   6

4. In 1768, Cook sailed to which island group to observe the transit of Venus across the Sun?
  A.   Hawaii
  B.   Fiji
  C.   Galapagos
  D.   Tahiti

5. Which future famous British naval officer served with Cook on one of his voyages?
  A.   Fremantle
  B.   Nelson
  C.   Bligh
  D.   Hardy

6. Which maritime disease did Cook successfully combat?
  A.   scurvy
  B.   ricketts
  C.   yaws
  D.   typhoid

7. Cook charted the east coast of Australia in what year?
  A.   1769
  B.   1770
  C.   1771
  D.   1772

8. What was the name of Cook's ship that he sailed on the Australian voyage?
  A.   Endeavour
  B.   Resolution
  C.   Discovery
  D.   Adventure

9. Cook was the first European to sail to:
  A.   New Zealand
  B.   the Arctic and Antarctic circles
  C.   New Guinea
  D.   Easter Island

10. Cook was killed in 1779 by natives from which island group?
  A.   Hawaii
  B.   Fiji
  C.   Galapagos
  D.   Tahiti


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