Canadian Famous Explorers MCQs with Answer

Who was the first European to travel inland in Canada?
a) Samuel de Champlain
b) John Cabot
c) Jacques Cartier
d) Martin Frobisher
Answer: a) Samuel de Champlain

Which explorer is known for his search for the Northwest Passage?
a) Henry Hudson
b) Alexander Mackenzie
c) David Thompson
d) John Franklin
Answer: a) Henry Hudson

Who completed the first recorded transcontinental crossing of North America by land?
a) David Thompson
b) Alexander Mackenzie
c) Samuel Hearne
d) Simon Fraser
Answer: b) Alexander Mackenzie

Which explorer is known for mapping much of western Canada’s interior?
a) Simon Fraser
b) David Thompson
c) Samuel de Champlain
d) Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, sieur de La Vérendrye
Answer: b) David Thompson

Who was the first European to set foot on the island of Newfoundland?
a) Leif Erikson
b) John Cabot
c) Jacques Cartier
d) Samuel de Champlain
Answer: a) Leif Erikson

Which explorer is known for his voyages along the Pacific coast of North America?
a) James Cook
b) George Vancouver
c) Juan de Fuca
d) Vitus Bering
Answer: b) George Vancouver

Who led the first successful expedition to the North Magnetic Pole?
a) Robert Peary
b) Roald Amundsen
c) John Ross
d) Richard Byrd
Answer: a) Robert Peary

Which explorer is known for his role in the exploration of the Arctic and the Canadian Arctic Archipelago?
a) John Franklin
b) Samuel Hearne
c) Vilhjalmur Stefansson
d) Martin Frobisher
Answer: a) John Franklin

Who was the first European to navigate the Saint Lawrence River?
a) Jacques Cartier
b) Samuel de Champlain
c) John Cabot
d) Henry Hudson
Answer: a) Jacques Cartier

Which explorer is known for his exploration of the Canadian Rockies and Columbia River?
a) Simon Fraser
b) David Thompson
c) John Palliser
d) Pierre-Jean De Smet
Answer: b) David Thompson

Who was the first European to reach the western coast of Canada by sea?
a) James Cook
b) Juan de Fuca
c) George Vancouver
d) Vitus Bering
Answer: b) Juan de Fuca

Which explorer is known for his expeditions to the Arctic and his attempt to reach the North Pole?
a) Robert Peary
b) John Franklin
c) Roald Amundsen
d) Richard Byrd
Answer: a) Robert Peary

Who was the first woman to circumnavigate the world and explore the Pacific Northwest?
a) Fanny Bullock Workman
b) Nellie Cashman
c) Fanny Parkes
d) Fanny Kemble
Answer: b) Nellie Cashman

Which explorer is known for his role in mapping and surveying the western part of Canada’s border with the United States?
a) David Thompson
b) Simon Fraser
c) Alexander Mackenzie
d) John Palliser
Answer: d) John Palliser

Who led the first European expedition to cross North America to the Pacific Ocean?
a) Lewis and Clark
b) John Palliser
c) Alexander Mackenzie
d) David Thompson
Answer: c) Alexander Mackenzie

Which explorer is known for his travels in the Arctic and his search for the Northwest Passage?
a) John Cabot
b) Martin Frobisher
c) Samuel de Champlain
d) Jacques Cartier
Answer: b) Martin Frobisher

Who was the first European to reach the eastern coast of Canada?
a) John Cabot
b) Leif Erikson
c) Jacques Cartier
d) Samuel de Champlain
Answer: a) John Cabot

Which explorer is known for his expeditions to the Canadian Arctic and his attempt to locate the lost Franklin Expedition?
a) Vilhjalmur Stefansson
b) Roald Amundsen
c) John Ross
d) Robert Peary
Answer: c) John Ross

Who explored and mapped significant portions of the northern Canadian wilderness, primarily in the Yukon and Alaska?
a) Robert Service
b) Samuel Hearne
c) Vilhjalmur Stefansson
d) Jack London
Answer: c) Vilhjalmur Stefansson

Which explorer is known for his exploration of the western coast of Canada and the discovery of the Fraser River?
a) Simon Fraser
b) David Thompson
c) Alexander Mackenzie
d) John Palliser
Answer: a) Simon Fraser

Who led the first successful expedition to the South Magnetic Pole?
a) Roald Amundsen
b) Robert Falcon Scott
c) Richard Byrd
d) Ernest Shackleton
Answer: a) Roald Amundsen

Which explorer is known for his role in mapping and exploring the Athabasca River region?
a) David Thompson
b) Simon Fraser
c) Samuel Hearne
d) Alexander Mackenzie
Answer: a) David Thompson

Who was the first European to explore and map the Great Lakes region of North America?
a) Samuel de Champlain
b) John Cabot
c) Jacques Cartier
d) Henry Hudson
Answer: a) Samuel de Champlain

Which explorer is known for his role in the fur trade and exploration of the Canadian North?
a) Samuel Hearne
b) David Thompson
c) Alexander Mackenzie
d) Simon Fraser
Answer: a) Samuel Hearne

Who explored the northern parts of Canada, searching for the origin of the Coppermine River?
a) John Ross
b) John Rae
c) Roald Amundsen
d) Robert Peary
Answer: b) John Rae

Which explorer is known for his role in the discovery and exploration of the Baffin Bay area?
a) John Cabot
b) Leif Erikson
c) Samuel de Champlain
d) Martin Frobisher
Answer: d) Martin Frobisher

Who was the first European to set foot on the island of Prince Edward Island?
a) Jacques Cartier
b) John Cabot
c) Samuel de Champlain
d) Henry Hudson
Answer: b) John Cabot

Which explorer is known for his expeditions to the Arctic, including the exploration of the Arctic Archipelago?
a) Richard Byrd
b) Vilhjalmur Stefansson
c) Roald Amundsen
d) Robert Peary
Answer: b) Vilhjalmur Stefansson

Who led the first European expedition to reach the North Magnetic Pole?
a) Robert Peary
b) Roald Amundsen
c) John Ross
d) Richard Byrd
Answer: a) Robert Peary

Which explorer is known for his role in the exploration of the Hudson Bay area and the fur trade?
a) Henry Hudson
b) John Cabot
c) Samuel de Champlain
d) Jacques Cartier
Answer: a) Henry Hudson

Who was a Scottish explorer known for his travels and surveying in the Canadian Rockies?
a) Simon Fraser
b) David Thompson
c) John Palliser
d) Alexander Mackenzie
Answer: c) John Palliser

Which explorer is known for his role in the exploration of the Athabasca River and the fur trade?
a) David Thompson
b) Simon Fraser
c) Alexander Mackenzie
d) Samuel Hearne
Answer: a) David Thompson

Who explored and mapped the Pacific coast of Canada and is the namesake of a major Canadian city?
a) James Cook
b) George Vancouver
c) Juan de Fuca
d) Vitus Bering
Answer: b) George Vancouver

Which explorer is known for his voyages in the Arctic and his search for the Northwest Passage?
a) Henry Hudson
b) Alexander Mackenzie
c) David Thompson
d) John Franklin
Answer: a) Henry Hudson

Who was the first European to reach the interior of Canada and establish a settlement?
a) Jacques Cartier
b) Samuel de Champlain
c) John Cabot
d) Henry Hudson
Answer: b) Samuel de Champlain

Which explorer is known for his role in the discovery and exploration of the Northwest Passage?
a) Robert Peary
b) Roald Amundsen
c) John Franklin
d) Richard Byrd
Answer: c) John Franklin

Who explored the Mackenzie River and became the first European to reach the Arctic Ocean by an overland route?
a) Samuel Hearne
b) David Thompson
c) Simon Fraser
d) Alexander Mackenzie
Answer: d) Alexander Mackenzie

Which explorer is known for his exploration of the Canadian Arctic and his search for the Northwest Passage?
a) Vilhjalmur Stefansson
b) John Ross
c) Robert Peary
d) Roald Amundsen
Answer: a) Vilhjalmur Stefansson

Who is credited with discovering the Grand Banks of Newfoundland and the Gulf of St. Lawrence?
a) John Cabot
b) Leif Erikson
c) Jacques Cartier
d) Samuel de Champlain
Answer: a) John Cabot

Which explorer is known for his exploration of the northern parts of Canada and his discovery of the Parry Channel?
a) John Ross
b) John Rae
c) Roald Amundsen
d) Robert Peary
Answer: a) John Ross

Who was an Indigenous explorer and guide known for his assistance to early European explorers in Canada?
a) Louis Riel
b) Charlebois
c) Jim Brady
d) Sacagawea
Answer: b) Charlebois

Which explorer is known for his role in mapping and exploring the western part of Canada’s border with the United States?
a) David Thompson
b) Simon Fraser
c) Alexander Mackenzie
d) John Palliser
Answer: d) John Palliser

Who was the first European to reach the Arctic Ocean via the Pacific Ocean?
a) James Cook
b) Vitus Bering
c) George Vancouver
d) Juan de Fuca
Answer: b) Vitus Bering

Which explorer is known for his exploration of the Canadian Arctic and his role in the search for the Northwest Passage?
a) Vilhjalmur Stefansson
b) John Ross
c) Roald Amundsen
d) Robert Peary
Answer: a) Vilhjalmur Stefansson

Who was the first European to explore the Gulf of Saint Lawrence?
a) John Cabot
b) Leif Erikson
c) Jacques Cartier
d) Samuel de Champlain
Answer: a) John Cabot

Which explorer is known for his role in the exploration of the northern parts of Canada and his search for the Northwest Passage?
a) John Franklin
b) Alexander Mackenzie
c) Roald Amundsen
d) Robert Peary
Answer: a) John Franklin

Who explored and mapped the Saskatchewan River and its surrounding region?
a) David Thompson
b) Simon Fraser
c) Alexander Mackenzie
d) Samuel Hearne
Answer: a) David Thompson

Which explorer is known for his role in the exploration of the Canadian Arctic and his search for the Northwest Passage?
a) Vilhjalmur Stefansson
b) John Ross
c) Roald Amundsen
d) Robert Peary
Answer: a) Vilhjalmur Stefansson

Who was the first European to explore and map the Gulf of St. Lawrence and parts of eastern Canada?
a) John Cabot
b) Leif Erikson
c) Jacques Cartier
d) Samuel de Champlain
Answer: c) Jacques Cartier

Which explorer is known for his role in the exploration of the Canadian Arctic and his attempt to locate the Northwest Passage?
a) John Franklin
b) Alexander Mackenzie
c) Roald Amundsen
d) Robert Peary
Answer: a) John Franklin

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