Statistics for Famous Explorers

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  • The average score is 11 of 23

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HintNationalityAnswer% Correct
Credited with discovering AmericaItalianChristopher Columbus
97%
First to explore the moonAmericanNeil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin
82%
Explored much of Asia and ChinaItalianMarco Polo
73%
Discovered the New World; GreenlandNorseErik the Red
72%
First to circumnavigate the globePortugueseFerdinand Magellan
70%
Explorer of Mexico; conquered the AztecsSpanishHernán Cortés de Monroy y Pizarro
68%
Found a sea route from Europe to IndiaSpanishVasco da Gama
64%
Known for his underwater explorationsFrenchJacques Cousteau
60%
Sent to explore the Louisiana PurchaseAmericanMeriwether Lewis & William Clark
58%
Explorer and first atop Mt. EverestBritish/SherpaSir Edmund Hillary; Tenzing Norgay
56%
First man in spaceRussianYuri Gagarin
54%
Missionary who explored east/south AfricaEnglishDavid Livingstone
47%
1st to the South & North Poles, NW PassageNorwegianRoald Amundsen
47%
Explored the NW Passage; Hudson BayEnglishHenry Hudson
46%
Explored S. America; conquered the IncasSpanishFrancisco Pizarro
46%
Viking explorer of NewfoundlandNorseLeif Eriksson
46%
English explorer of the U.S. coastlineEnglishSir Francis Drake
33%
Sought the fountain of youth in FloridaSpanishJuan Ponce de León
33%
"Discovered" the Pacific Ocean in PanamaPortugueseVasco Núñez de Balboa
22%
1st European to cross the MississippiSpanishHernando DeSoto
21%
Found and explored the wreck of TitanicAmericanRobert Ballard
7%
French explorers of the Mississippi RiverFrench, CanadianJacques Marquette; Louis Joliet
3%
European discoverer of Niagara FallsFrenchLouis Hennepin
0%

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