Category: Explorers and Navigators

Pedro Alvares Cabral Quiz

Pedro Alvares Cabral Quiz Questions

Lithography of Pedro Álvares Cabral, the Portu...

Lithography of Pedro Álvares Cabral, the Portuguese navigator. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1. Where was Pedro Alvares Cabral born?
a) Belmonte
b) Sines
c) Lisbon
d) Venice

2. When did Pedro Alvares Cabral begin his voyage to India?
a) 9 March 1500
b) 17 May 1496
c) 14 July 1521
d) 7 December 1526

3. Who of the following explorers accompanied Pedro Alvares Cabral in his voyage to India?
a) Bartholomeu Dias
b) Christopher Columbus
c) Ferdinand Magellan
d) Vasco da Gama

4. What did Pedro Alvares Cabral call the mountain he sighted on 22 April 1500?
a) Monte Carlo
b) Monte Cristo
c) Monte Pascoal
d) Monte Negro

Pedro Álvares Cabral sees the land that would ...

Pedro Álvares Cabral sees the land that would later be known as Brazil for the first time. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

5. When did Pedro Alvares Cabral land on Brazil?
a) 9 February 1493
b) 23 April 1500
c) 3 September 1521
d) 25 November 1524

6. Pedro Alvares Cabral believed he had landed on an island. What name did he give to the place he landed?
a) Island of Vera Cruz
b) Island of Santa Cruz
c) Trinity Island
d) St. Mary’s Island

7. How many ships were lost in the storm around Cape of Good Hope on 24 May 1500?
a) Two
b) Four
c) Five
d) Seven

English: Depiction of the 2nd Portuguese India...

Depiction of the 2nd Portuguese India Armada (fleet of Pedro Alvares Cabral, 1500) from the Livro de Lisuarte de Abreu (held by Pierpont Morgan Library) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

8. Where did Pedro Alvares Cabral reach on 16 July 1500?
a) Sofala
b) Dubai
c) Muscat
d) Karachi

9. When did Pedro Alvares Cabral land in Lisbon after his return from India?
a) 25 March 1502
b) 23 June 1501
c) 18 August 1494
d) 12 October 1526

10. Where did Pedro Alvares Cabral die?
a) Brasilia
b) Porto Seguro
c) Cannanore
d) Santarem

Pedro Alvares Cabral Quiz Questions with Answers

Português: Monumento à Pedro Álvares Cabral na...

Português: Monumento à Pedro Álvares Cabral na Glória, Rio de Janeiro (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1. Where was Pedro Alvares Cabral born?
a) Belmonte

2. When did Pedro Alvares Cabral begin his voyage to India?
a) 9 March 1500

3. Who of the following explorers accompanied Pedro Alvares Cabral in his voyage to India?
a) Bartholomeu Dias

4. What did Pedro Alvares Cabral call the mountain he sighted on 22 April 1500?
c) Monte Pascoal

5. When did Pedro Alvares Cabral land on Brazil?
b) 23 April 1500

6. Pedro Alvares Cabral believed he had landed on an island. What name did he give to the place he landed?
a) Island of Vera Cruz

7. How many ships were lost in the storm around Cape of Good Hope on 24 May 1500?
b) Four

8. Where did Pedro Alvares Cabral reach on 16 July 1500?
a) Sofala

9. When did Pedro Alvares Cabral land in Lisbon after his return from India?
b) 23 June 1501

10. Where did Pedro Alvares Cabral die?
d) Santarem

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Ferdinand Magellan Quiz

1. Where was Ferdinand Magellan born?
a) Venice
b) Saborosa
c) Lisboa
d) Goa

2. Whose expedition to India in 1505 did Ferdinand Magellan join?
a) Vasco da Gama
b) Alphonoso Albuquerque
c) Francis d’Almeida
d) Bartholomew Dias

3. Ferdinand Magellan began his voyage around the world with five ships. Which ship did he command?
a) Conception
b) Santiago
c) Trinidad
d) Victoria

4. When did Ferdinand Magellan enter the straits which were later named after him?
a) 1 January 1506
b) 22 April 1511
c) 1 November 1517
d) 21 November 1520

5. Which island did Ferdinand Magellan reach on 6 March 1521?
a) Ceylon
b) Formosa
c) Guam
d) Bahrain

6. When did Ferdinand Magellan reach the Philippines?
a) 16 March 1521
b) 7 April 1522
c) 29 June 1526
d) 30 November 1528

7. When did Ferdinand Magellan die?
a) 7 February 1522
b) 27 April 1521
c) 21 July 1537
d) 5 December 1548

8. Where did Ferdinand Magellan die?
a) Buenos Aires
b) Mactan
c) Valparaiso
d) Barcelona

9. Where did the Victoria reach on 6 September 1522?
a) Sanlucar de Barrameda
b) Valencia
c) Alicante
d) Genoa

10. Ferdinand Magellan began the voyage with 251 men. How many men did return to Spain?
a) 11
b) 18
c) 24
d) 72



Ferdinand Magellan Quiz Answers

1. Where was Ferdinand Magellan born?
b) Saborosa

2. Whose expedition to India in 1505 did Ferdinand Magellan join?
c) Francis d’Almeida

3. Ferdinand Magellan began his voyage around the world with five ships. Which ship did he command?
c) Trinidad

4. When did Ferdinand Magellan enter the straits which were later named after him?
d) 21 November 1520

5. Which island did Ferdinand Magellan reach on 6 March 1521?
c) Guam

6. When did Ferdinand Magellan reach the Philippines?
a) 16 March 1521

7. When did Ferdinand Magellan die?
b) 27 April 1521

8. Where did Ferdinand Magellan die?
b) Mactan

9. Where did the Victoria reach on 6 September 1522?
a) Sanlucar de Barrameda

10. Ferdinand Magellan began the voyage with 251 men. How many men did return to Spain?
b) 18


Originally posted 2016-07-26 21:54:16.

Fridtjof Nansen Quiz

1. When did Fridtjof Nansen get Nobel Prize for Peace?
a) 1916
b) 1927
c) 1922
d) 1934

2. When was Fridtjof Nansen born?
a) 5 February 1856
b) 23 May 1867
c) 26 July 1865
d) 10 October 1861

3. Where was Fridtjof Nansen born?
a) Store-Froen
b) Nordfold
c) Tromsa
d) Svolver

4. When did Fridtjof Nansen begin his expedition across Greenland?
a) 29 March 1886
b) 23 April 1877
c) 15 August 1888
d) 12 November 1881

5. When was Fridtjof Nansen’s book Eskimoliv published?
a) 1886
b) 1891
c) 1884
d) 1882

6. On which ship did Fridtjof Nansen sail from Kristiania on 24 June 1893?
a) Fram
b) Viking
c) Windword
d) Lusitania

7. When was Fridtjof Nansen Norway’s minister in London?
a) 1902-1905
b) 1906-1908
c) 1894-1898
d) 1888-1892

8. How many German and Austro-Hungarian prisoners of war did Russia release due to efforts of Fridtjof Nansen?
a) 172,486
b) 427,886
c) 306,108
d) 612,225

9. When did Fridtjof Nansen die?
a) 19 January 1932
b) 13 May 1930
c) 30 September 1929
d) 27 December 1936

10. Where did Fridtjof Nansen die?
a) Mosjeen
b) Trondheim
c) Lysaker
d) Hamar

Fridtjof Nansen Quiz Answers

1. When did Fridtjof Nansen get Nobel Prize for Peace?
c) 1922

2. When was Fridtjof Nansen born?
d) 10 October 1861

3. Where was Fridtjof Nansen born?
a) Store-Froen

4. When did Fridtjof Nansen begin his expedition across Greenland?
c) 15 August 1888

5. When was Fridtjof Nansen’s book Eskimoliv published?
b) 1891

6. On which ship did Fridtjof Nansen sail from Kristiania on 24 June 1893?
a) Fram

7. When was Fridtjof Nansen Norway’s minister in London?
b) 1906-1908

8. How many German and Austro-Hungarian prisoners of war did Russia release due to efforts of Fridtjof Nansen?
b) 427,886

9. When did Fridtjof Nansen die?
b) 13 May 1930

10. Where did Fridtjof Nansen die?
c) Lysaker

Originally posted 2016-07-26 21:53:14.