The most difficult geographic discoveries riddles A list of geographic discoveries related questions that are most often answered incorrectly History quiz Who commanded the galleon "Golden Hind" during the expedition around the world?Francis Drake. Golden Hind was an English galleon best known for her privateering circumnavigation of the globe between 1577 and 1580, captained by Sir Francis Drake. She was originally known as Pelican, but was renamed by Drake mid-voyage in 1578, in honour of his patron, Sir Christopher Hatton, whose crest was a golden 'hind' (a female red deer).very hard 29% Francis DrakeFrancis Drake29%Ferdynand MagellanFerdynand Magellan32%James CookJames Cook27%Fileas FoggFileas Fogg10%Created by: Tschuka. Statistics based on 434 answers in 2 languages »history of England riddles » Where was John Cabot from? (the discoverer of Newfoundland and Labrador)From Italy. John Cabot (Italian: Giovanni Caboto, Venetian: Zuan Chabotto) was a Venetian navigator and explorer whose 1497 discovery of the coast of North America under the commission of Henry VII of England was the first European exploration of the mainland of North America. very hard 34% from Englandfrom England24%from Francefrom France16%from Italyfrom Italy34%from Irelandfrom Ireland25%Created by: Tschuka. Statistics based on 2205 answers in 2 languages »sailors riddles » Where did Columbus land in the New World for the first time?In the Bahamas. It is known that Columbus arrived on an island in the Bahamas (he named it San Salvador), but for centuries historians debated on which island that really was. The captain's log doesn't give much information: large, beautiful island, with a lagoon. Today, there is a general consensus that it was an island in the Bahamas, named San Salvador in 1926 to match the name given by Columbus.very hard 35% in the Bahamasin the Bahamas35%in Cubain Cuba26%in Hispaniolain Hispaniola23%in Jamaicain Jamaica14%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 10122 answers in 5 languages »Age of Sail riddles » What is the name of the James Cook Barque during his first expedition? (discovert of the south-east coast of Australia)The Endeavour. HMS Endeavour was a British Royal Navy research vessel that Lieutenant James Cook commanded on his first voyage of discovery, to Australia and New Zealand, from 1769 to 1771. In April 1770, Endeavour became the first ship to reach the east coast of Australia, when Cook went ashore at what is now known as Botany Bay. Endeavour then sailed north along the Australian coast. hard 41% The Australia The Australia 13%The ChristineThe Christine23%The EndeavourThe Endeavour41%The Freedom of the SeasThe Freedom of the Seas21%Created by: Tschuka. Statistics based on 1470 answers in 2 languages »discoverers riddles » Who discovered New Zealand?The Dutch. New Zealand was discovered by Dutch capitan Abel Tasman. It is named after the Dutch province of Zealand (near the Belgian border today).hard 53% The EnglishThe English31%The DutchThe Dutch53%The FrenchThe French5%The SpanishThe Spanish9%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 34919 answers in 3 languages »New Zealand riddles » How many travels around the world did Ferdinand Magellan complete?None. Magellan's expedition of 1519–1522 became the first expedition to circumnavigate the Earth. But Magellan himself did not complete the entire voyage, being killed during the Battle of Mactan in the Philippines.hard 58% nonenone58%1123%2212%335%Created by: Debbie Fox. Statistics based on 13147 answers in 3 languages »explorers riddles » What hasn't been named to honor Columbus?A see. There is a State of Colombia. The capital of Sri Lanka is Colombo. Columbia University is one of the best universities in the USA. But Columbus see has never exist.average 66% a seea see66%a capitala capital15%a universitya university6%a countrya country11%Created by: Katarzyna Dąbrowska. Statistics based on 12751 answers in 2 languages »etymology riddles » Whose flagship was used as a model for this replica?Columbus. Santa Maria, the largest of three ships of Columbus' first voyage, was a small carrack with single deck and crew of 40 men. easy 78% ColumbusColumbus78%James CookJames Cook12%Francis DrakeFrancis Drake7%Herman WitteHerman Witte1%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 22891 answers in 2 languages »discoveries riddles » Play history quiz and see all the questions.