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One Minute Quiz: Famous Adventurers

by Clarity Magazine
Winter 2012 No Comment

The first person to complete a solo, non-stop flight across Atlantic Ocean.

1. Howard Hughes
2. The Red Baron
3. Charles A. Lindbergh
4. Jules Verne

As a Scottish missionary and medical doctor, this man devoted much of his life to exploring Africa.

1. David Livingstone
2. Ernest Shackleton
3. John Muir
4. Henry Morton Stanley

This woman is best known for her 45-year study of wild chimpanzees in Africa.

1. Jane Fonda
2. Dian Fossey
3. Margaret Mead
4. Jane Goodall

With five ships and 251 men, this explorer led the first sailing expedition to circumnavigate the globe.

1. Amerigo Vespucci
2. Ponce de Leon
3. Marco Polo
4. Ferdinand Magellan

The first person to set foot on the Moon.

1. John Glenn
2. Yuri Gargarin
3. Neil Armstrong
4. Chuck Yeager

The first woman to win a Nobel Prize, she became famous for her pioneering research on radioactivity.

1. Princess Diana
2. Marie Curie
3. Rachel Carson
4. Maria Montessori

Best-known for his discovery of America in 1492, the original purpose of Christopher Columbus’ voyage was to:

1. Open a trade route to the East Indies
2. Find the Northwest Passage
3. Establish a colony in Hawaii
4. Prove the earth was round

The first woman aviator to attempt to circumnavigate the globe.

1. Beryl Markam
2. Florence Nightingale
3. Sally Ride
4. Amelia Earhart

Famous for his Kon Tiki expedition, this explorer sailed across the Pacific Ocean from South America to Polynesia on a primitive log raft.

1. Leif Ericson
2. Thor Heyerdahl
3. Captain James Cook
4. Phileas Fogg

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Answers to Quiz

The first person to complete a solo, non-stop flight across Atlantic Ocean.

1. Howard Hughes
2. The Red Baron
3. Charles A. Lindbergh
4. Jules Verne

Answer: 3

As a Scottish missionary and medical doctor, this man devoted much of his life to exploring Africa.

1. David Livingstone
2. Ernest Shackleton
3. John Muir
4. Henry Morton Stanley

Answer: 1

This woman is best known for her 45-year study of wild chimpanzees in Africa.

1. Jane Fonda
2. Dian Fossey
3. Margaret Mead
4. Jane Goodall

Answer: 4

With five ships and 251 men, this explorer led the first sailing expedition to circumnavigate the globe.

1. Amerigo Vespucci
2. Ponce de Leon
3. Marco Polo
4. Ferdinand Magellan

Answer: 4

The first person to set foot on the Moon.

1. John Glenn
2. Yuri Gargarin
3. Neil Armstrong
4. Chuck Yeager

Answer: 3

The first woman to win a Nobel Prize, she became famous for her pioneering research on radioactivity.

1. Princess Diana
2. Marie Curie
3. Rachel Carson
4. Maria Montessori

Answer: 2

Best-known for his discovery of America in 1492, the original purpose of Christopher Columbus’ voyage was to:

1. Open a trade route to the East Indies
2. Find the Northwest Passage
3. Establish a colony in Hawaii
4. Prove the earth was round

Answer: 1

The first woman aviator to attempt to circumnavigate the globe.

1. Beryl Markam
2. Florence Nightingale
3. Sally Ride
4. Amelia Earhart

Answer: 4

Famous for his Kon Tiki expedition, this explorer sailed across the Pacific Ocean from South America to Polynesia on a primitive log raft.

1. Leif Ericson
2. Thor Heyerdahl
3. Captain James Cook
4. Phileas Fogg

Answer: 2

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