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Tudor Explorers Quiz

How much do you know about Tudor explorers? Grab your favourite beverage and get those little grey cells working with this fun quiz.

Tudor Explorers

Q1) In 1567 he initially sailed with his elder cousin John Hawkins on slaving voyages making money by abducting and selling West Africans.

William Hawkins

Francis Drake

Thomas Cavendish

John Cabot

Q2) This man was an Italian merchant, cartographer and navigator who secured backing from King Henry VII for three voyages of exploration into the north Atlantic. Who was he?

Christopher Columbus

John Cabot

Martin Frobisher

John Hawkins

Q3) This explorer sought a Northeast Passage to Asia...

Richard Chancellor

Thomas Cavendish

Ferdinand Magellan

Walter Ralegh

Q4) This man was one of the earliest Elizabethan explorers of North America. He had help from powerful advocates like Ambrose Dudley, Earl of Warwick. He persuaded London merchants to finance an expedition to discover a North-west Passage around America to Asia.

Thomas Cavendish

John Cabot

John Hawkins

Martin Frobisher

Q5) This explorer was educated at Oxford and spent the early 1570s in France fighting with the Huguenots as part of a contingent of Devonshire volunteers.

Humphrey Gilbert

Walter Ralegh

Richard Chancellor

Robert Devereux

Q6) This explorer became treasurer of the navy in 1577.

John Hawkins

John Cabot

Walter Ralegh

William Hawkins

Q7) Which of these explorers is alleged to have introduced the turkey into England?

Francis Drake

Walter Ralegh

Anthony Jenkinson

William Strickland

Q8) In which year did Henry VII issue letters patent to John Cabot and his sons giving them his royal authority for a voyage of exploration?

1488

1496

1498

1500

Q9) Who is known for being the first Englishman to document a sighting of the Falkland Islands?

John Davis

John Hawkins

Francis Drake

Walter Ralegh

Q10) In which year was explorer Francis Drake awarded a knighthood by Elizabeth I?

1579

1580

1582

1581

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Tudor Explorers Quiz