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Trivia Quiz - Age of Discovery


A quiz on some notables from this period of sea exporation which opened up many hitherto unknown areas of the world.

Quiz Number: 3991
Date Submitted: August 07, 2011
Quiz Categories: History, European Age of Discovery
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: grant228
Average Score: 52.6 percent
Times Taken: 91 times
Taken by Registered Users: 7

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Age of Discovery
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1. I completed four voyages across the Atlantic in the late 15th and early 16th centuries that led to the eventual settlement of North America.
  A.   Henry Hudson
  B.   Christopher Columbus
  C.   Amerigo Vespucci
  D.   William Dampier

2. I led the first expedition to circumnavigate the world 1517-1522, and was killed during the voyage in 1521.
  A.   Luis Vaz de Torres
  B.   James Cook
  C.   Ferdinand Magellan
  D.   Prince Henry the Navigator

3. I led three voyages to the Pacific and was the first Englishman to visit both polar areas and to circumnavigate New Zealand.
  A.   Francis Drake
  B.   John Hawkins
  C.   William Dampier
  D.   James Cook

4. I was the first European to sail around the southern tip of Africa and name it Cape of Good Hope, doing so in 1488.
  A.   Bartholomew Dias
  B.   Vasco Da Gama
  C.   Luis Vaz de Torres
  D.   Prince Henry the Navigator

5. I was the first European to reach New Zealand, doing so in 1642 and then sailed west to an Australian island I named Van Diemen's Land.
  A.   James Cook
  B.   Jean-Francois La Perouse
  C.   Abel Tasman
  D.   William Dampier

6. I was an early explorer of North America attempting to find the Northwest Passage. I was set adrift in 1611 by my mutinous crew.
  A.   Amerigo Vespucci
  B.   Willem Janszoon
  C.   Ferdinand Magellan
  D.   Henry Hudson

7. I was the first European to sail from Europe to India, doing this in 1498.
  A.   Bartholomew Dias
  B.   Vasco da Gama
  C.   Luis Vaz de Torres
  D.   Prince Henry the Navigator

8. I was the first Englishman to chart parts of Australia and New Guinea, doing this in 1688.
  A.   William Dampier
  B.   James Cook
  C.   Matthew Flinders
  D.   Francis Drake

9. I was a Spanish explorer who in the late 16th and early 17th centuries charted much of New Guinea.
  A.   Luis Vaz de Torres
  B.   Vasco da Gama
  C.   Cristavao de Mendonoa
  D.   Ferdinand Magellan

10. I was a Dutch sailor who landed on the west coast of Australia in 1616, leaving a pewter plate with details of my landing.
  A.   Willen Janszoon
  B.   Prince Henry the Navigator
  C.   Abel Tasman
  D.   Dirk Hartog


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