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First Names of Explorers Quiz

Based on their last name, can you guess the first names of these famous explorers and frontiersmen?
If multiple answers work, guess the most famous
Quiz by HinesBrothers
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Last updated: January 9, 2020
First submittedDecember 18, 2019
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First Name
Last Name
Christopher
Columbus
Ferdinand
Magellan
Vasco
da Gama
Marco
Polo
Amerigo
Vespucci
James
Cook
John
Cabot
Henry
Hudson
First Name
Last Name
Meriwether
Lewis
William
Clark
Edmund
Hillary
Jacques-Yves
Cousteau
George
Vancouver
Vitus
Bering
Abel
Tasman
Davy
Crockett
First Name
Last Name
Neil
Armstrong
Roald
Amundsen
Daniel
Boone
Yuri
Gagarin
Amelia
Earhart
Robert
Peary
Leif
Erikson
Bartolomeu
Dias
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level 68
Dec 18, 2019
Good quiz. Nominate. Will you accept "Merriweather"
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level 65
Dec 19, 2019
That will work now
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level 72
Jan 6, 2020
Great quiz. Maybe put the yellow box on, to stop fluking answers to other people? (I got an extra one this way)
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level 74
Jan 7, 2020
I got 4 extra this way
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level 65
Jan 7, 2020
We might do that normally, but other quizzes of this style (like for singers, scientists, and such) do not have a yellow box. In my opinion, it's better to stick to the template of other quizzes, and for now, I think that's what we'll do
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level 64
Jan 7, 2020
It is not like all the answers are guessed correctly more than 90% of the time, far from it actually. So it would be more of a nuisance than necessity.
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level 79
Jan 6, 2020
In 5th grade we had to do explorer reports, and I got assigned Bartolomeu Dias. I was annoyed, because he was the most "Who????" dude on the list, but the teacher assured me that one day it would be useful for me to know him.

Mrs. Palbicki, you were a goddam genius.
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level 68
Jan 9, 2020
First European to round the Cape of Good Hope. I reckon that was some achievement.
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level 70
Jan 7, 2020
Given the broad definition of explorer (which I applaud) Bernal Dias is equally correct.
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level 78
Jan 7, 2020
"Jacques-Yves" Cousteau, not just "Jacques". That's not a middle name...
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level 31
Jan 9, 2020
I could not agree more. Have you ever heard some say "Jean Rousseau" or "Pierre Laplace" ? In France, people with hyphenated name are often called by shortened forms, of initials, but calling by the first part of their name is rare. You would hear a Jean-Philippe be called Jean-Phi or JP, but not Jean.
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level ∞
Jan 9, 2020
Thanks. Changed the displayed answer to "Jacques-Yves". For some reason, he is often called Jacques Costeau in the English-speaking world.
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level 72
Jan 7, 2020
Couldn't think of a name for Cook other than "Captain"!
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level 80
Jan 7, 2020
I kept thinking the great traveler and explorer must be Thomas Cook. But I guess he is no longer in business.
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level 77
Jan 7, 2020
got Cook and Vancouver just guessing random names.
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level 60
Jan 8, 2020
It's not like you tried "Strait" or "Bay" like I did...
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level 81
Jan 7, 2020
5 stars great quiz
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level 62
Jan 7, 2020
You didn't accept Bartolomeo for Dias. I actually think I hate you now
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level 78
Jan 7, 2020
Great quiz. Mind blanked and couldn't think of an explorer named Armstrong. Ha. Also try Explorers and the Places They Explored!
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level 79
Jan 9, 2020
could you please accept also "Sebastian" for Cabot? He was John's son and an explorer as well. Or, if you prefer to stick to an Italian explorer named John, you could just substitute Cabot with Verrazzano. Same first name, same nationality, only thing I don't quite get is why in english speaking countries Giovanni Caboto became John Cabot while Giovanni da Verrazzano never had his name changed.
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level 65
Jan 9, 2020
Changes pending for the Sebastian thing
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level 44
Jan 9, 2020
And not to mention the butler on "Family Affair"! LOL!
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level 40
Jan 9, 2020
yuri gagarin was a nice touch
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level 65
Jan 9, 2020
Literally all I could remember for Magellan was "ay yi yi yi OOPS Magellan." Thanks, Animaniacs. *facepalm*
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level 68
Jan 9, 2020
Great quiz. I recently read Michener's Alaska, so that helped with ol' Vitus.
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level 53
Jan 9, 2020
Hows about some leeway on Bartolomeu? I only switched the U to an O.
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level 69
Jan 12, 2020
Ditto,
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level 68
Jan 9, 2020
I so wanted to put Captain for Cook!
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level 35
Jan 10, 2020
I'm glad you accept Columbus's REAL first name...
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level 73
Jan 10, 2020
missed rock hudson and pat boone
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level 77
Jan 11, 2020
Rould?Rauld? Rald? Ruald? Oh, forget it!
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level 68
Jan 15, 2020
Good quiz, believe it or not, once I thought of 'Pat Boone' I couldn't get it out of my head.
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level 45
Jan 22, 2020
Hi, thanks for your tip on my recent quiz. I have fixed the problems and would appreciate it if you checked it out and tell me how you find it. Btw, I love this quiz-Gd job
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level 45
Jan 22, 2020
The map has been trimmed a little and doesn't overlap. Thanks again for the advice.
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level 65
Jan 22, 2020
You're welcome :)
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