Explorers questions This is a list of recently added questions about explorers. Play explorers quiz and see all the questions. How many cities did Alexander the Great found that were named after him?20. Alexander the Great founded or repopulated about 20 cities throughout Eurasia and named them all after him, the most famous being Alexandria, Egypt.Created by: Roy Zhuvery hard 38% 556921010845151584420201510kings riddles » The southernmost tip of Africa is named the Cape of Good Hope. A hope for what it was?Sea route to India. Bartolomeu Dias originally named the Cape of Good Hope the "Cape of Storms" (Cabo das Tormentas). It was later renamed (by King John II of Portugal) the Cape of Good Hope because it represented the opening of a route to the east.Created by: globalquiz.orgeasy 70% foodfood647christening of Africachristening of Africa609sea route to Indiasea route to India6537fortunate windsfortunate winds1452South Africa riddles » Which famous explorer resorted to piracy during his expeditions?Vasco da Gama. During his trip to India da Gama met hostility in the Arab-controlled teritorries of East Africa. Eventually the expedition resorted to piracy, looting unarmed Arab merchant ships. During the second expedition, Gama's fleet set about capturing any Arab vessel he came across in Indian waters, most notoriously the Miri, a pilgrim ship from Mecca, whose passengers (including women and children) he had locked and buried to death - despite their offers to pay ransom and begs for mercy.Created by: Luca Biaggihard 50% Christopher ColumbusChristopher Columbus252Vasco da GamaVasco da Gama3986Vitus BeringVitus Bering1473Abel TasmanAbel Tasman2240sailors riddles » Which navigator carried out the second circumnavigation of the world in a single expedition?Francis Drake. In 1577, half a century after Magellan's expedition, Francis Drake set sail from Plymouth with five ships and 164 men. During his expedition, he captured several Portuguese and Spanish Ships (including treasury ship with 36 kg of gold) and sacked Valparaiso. After his return, the Queen's half-share of the cargo surpassed the rest of the crown's income for that entire year.Created by: globalquiz.orghard 41% Vasco da GamaVasco da Gama1158Pedro Álvares CabralPedro Álvares Cabral770John CabotJohn Cabot446Francis DrakeFrancis Drake1680Age of Discovery riddles » Who was the first European navigator to reach Australia?Willem Janszoon. Janszoon reached the Gulf of Carpentaira (north of Australia) and made a landfall in 1606. However, he found the land swampy and the people inhospitable. He called the land he had discovered “Nieu Zeland” after the Dutch province of Zeeland, but the name was not adopted and was later used by Abel Tasman for New Zealand.Created by: globalquiz.orgvery hard 22% Francis DrakeFrancis Drake835John CabotJohn Cabot397Willem JanszoonWillem Janszoon616Abel TasmanAbel Tasman927sailing riddles » Who was the first European navigator to reach Brazil?Pedro Álvares Cabral. On 15 February 1500, Cabral was appointed a commander of a fleet sailing for India. he fleet crossed the Equator on 9 April, and sailed westward as far as possible from the African continent in what was known as the volta do mar (literally "turn of the sea") navigational technique. They landed in a land they took for an unknown island and named Ilha de Vera Cruz (Island of the True Cross), which in fact was Brazil.Created by: globalquiz.orgvery hard 32% Christopher ColumbusChristopher Columbus522Bartolomeu DiasBartolomeu Dias1131Pedro Álvares CabralPedro Álvares Cabral1390Amerigo VespucciAmerigo Vespucci1238history of South America riddles » Who was the first European navigator to reach India?Vasco da Gama. The sum of the distances covered in the outward and return voyages made this expedition the longest ocean voyage ever made until then, longer than the circumference of the Earth. Created by: Kantapat Rassameehard 59% Christopher ColumbusChristopher Columbus687Bartolomeu DiasBartolomeu Dias1134Ferdinand MagellanFerdinand Magellan1443Vasco da GamaVasco da Gama4709history of India riddles » Who was the first European navigator to reach South Africa?Bartolomeu Dias. During his expedition in 1487-1488, Bartolomeu Dias reached the tip of South Africa. Dias wanted to continue sailing to India, but he was forced to turn back when his crew refused to go further. After returning to Lisbon, Dias helped in the construction of the ships that were used by Vasco da Gama to eventually reach India ten years later.Created by: globalquiz.orghard 46% Christopher ColumbusChristopher Columbus632Bartolomeu DiasBartolomeu Dias3630Ferdinand MagellanFerdinand Magellan1581Vasco da GamaVasco da Gama2031history of Africa riddles » In which Nordic country was this photo taken?Norway. The Kon-Tiki Museum in Oslo houses vessels and maps from the 1964 Kon-Tiki expedition, during which Norwegian etnographer Thor Heyerdahl sailed 8,000 km (5,000 mi) across the Pacific Ocean in a self-built raft from South America to the Tuamotu Islands.Created by: globalquiz.orghard 46% DenmarkDenmark543SwedenSweden336NorwayNorway1565IcelandIceland953museums riddles » After whom is Queen Maud Land in Antarctica named?Norwegian queen. Queen Maud Land was the first part of Antarctica to be sighted. The name was initially applied in January 1930 to the land discovered by Hjalmar Riiser-Larsen and Finn Lützow-Holm during Norvegia expedition of 1929–30. It was named after the Norwegian Queen Maud of Wales, wife of the then-reigning King Haakon VII.Created by: globalquiz.orghard 52% Dutch queenDutch queen3902Norwegian queenNorwegian queen7871Russian queenRussian queen547Mythical queen of the AmazonsMythical queen of the Amazons2730geographical names riddles » Play history quiz and see all the questions.