Explorers questions This is a list of recently added questions about explorers. Play explorers quiz and see all the questions. Who and when discovered the source of the Amazon River?Jacek Palkiewicz, 1996. Jacek Pałkiewicz is a Polish journalist, traveler and explorer. He is best known for his 1996 expedition to the Andes, which indisputably established the source of the Amazon River to be the Kiwicha snowfield at the feet of Mismi in the Peruvian Andes.Created by: Ninjaihard 41% Samuel Fritz, 1700Samuel Fritz, 170052Ignacy Domeyko, 1882Ignacy Domeyko, 1882132Edmund Bielawski, 1961Edmund Bielawski, 196193Jacek Palkiewicz, 1996Jacek Palkiewicz, 1996198discoveries riddles » Who was the first to prove the existence of electromagnetic waves?Heinrich Rudolf Hertz (1857-1894) was a German physicist who first conclusively proved the existence of the electromagnetic waves theorized by James Clerk Maxwell's electromagnetic theory of light. The unit of frequency — cycle per second — was named the "hertz" in his honor.Created by: Tschukahard 47% James Clerk MaxwellJames Clerk Maxwell94Heinrich Rudolf HertzHeinrich Rudolf Hertz200Hendrik Lorentz Hendrik Lorentz 76Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen 53scientists riddles » 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 36% 551422101020061515202020203181kings riddles » The southernmost tip of Africa is named the Cape of Good Hope. A hope for what?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 71% foodfood1112christening of Africachristening of Africa963sea route to Indiasea route to India10867fortunate windsfortunate winds2232history of Portugal 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 Columbus597Vasco da GamaVasco da Gama8742Vitus BeringVitus Bering3318Abel TasmanAbel Tasman4553sailors 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 Gama2539Pedro Álvares CabralPedro Álvares Cabral1832John CabotJohn Cabot1121Francis DrakeFrancis Drake3879Age 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 Drake1489John CabotJohn Cabot779Willem JanszoonWillem Janszoon1093Abel TasmanAbel Tasman1519sailing 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 34% Christopher ColumbusChristopher Columbus1170Bartolomeu DiasBartolomeu Dias2300Pedro Álvares CabralPedro Álvares Cabral3273Amerigo VespucciAmerigo Vespucci2660history 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 Columbus1272Bartolomeu DiasBartolomeu Dias2050Ferdinand MagellanFerdinand Magellan2595Vasco da GamaVasco da Gama8819history 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 47% Christopher ColumbusChristopher Columbus1186Bartolomeu DiasBartolomeu Dias7083Ferdinand MagellanFerdinand Magellan2857Vasco da GamaVasco da Gama3797history of Africa riddles » Play explorers quiz and see all the questions.