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1.Scott of the Antartic reached the South Pole in January 2012. Who beat him to it?
2.Which 21 year old student from Newcastle University became the youngest Briton to ski the full distance to the South Pole in January 2012?
3.Which British Blue Peter presenter is attempting, in January 2012, to get to the South Pole on a variety modes of transport including a bike and kite ski?
4.Who were the two men who first stepped foot on the moon?
5.Who was the first person to have indisputably reached both the North and South Poles?
6.Who were the American explorers who travelled from Missouri to the Oregon and back between 1804 and 1806?
7.Who is most commonly attributed as finding America, when he was hoping to find a route to India?
8.Which British explorer was the first ship's captain to stop the disease scurvy (now known to be caused by a lack of vitamin C) among sailors by providing them with fresh fruits?
9.Who was the Spanish adventurer and conquistador (he was also a failed law student) who overthrew the Aztec empire and claimed Mexico for Spain (1519-21).
10.Which Portuguese explorer discovered an ocean route from Portugal to the East thought to be impossible at the time - in 1497??

quiz kindly submitted by Andy Howell on 21st January 2012