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Who Am I?

  • 1.

    In the early 20th century, I led a team of trans-arctic explorers on a ship named Endurance, which became trapped in ice and was crushed. Who am I?

    • a.

      Roald Amundsen

    • b.

      Ernest Shackleton

    • c.

      Robert Falcon Scott

Hint: This man was knighted by the king of England for his explorations of the South Pole.

  • 2.

    Seneca Falls, New York, is not only my birthplace, but also home to the National Women’s Hall of Fame, where the first women’s rights convention was held (thanks in large part to me). Who am I?

    • a.

      Elizabeth Cady Stanton

    • b.

      Frances Perkins

    • c.

      Susan B. Anthony

Hint: She was president of the National Woman Suffrage Association and the National American Woman Suffrage Association.

  • 3.

    I was a Portuguese ocean navigator who circled the globe on behalf of Spain. Who am I?

    • a.

      Ferdinand Magellan

    • b.

      Marco Polo

    • c.

      Vasco da Gama

Hint: This explorer did not live to see the end of the voyage.

  • 4.

    Iolani Palace, the only royal palace in the United States, was my home and prison. Who am I?

    • a.

      Queen Liliuokalani

    • b.

      Queen Leia

    • c.

      Queen Malia

Hint: She was the last reigning queen of the Hawaiian Islands.

  • 5.

    In 2002, I became the first person to fly nonstop around the world alone in a balloon. Who am I?

    • a.

      Richard Branson

    • b.

      Steve Fossett

    • c.

      Brian Jones

Hint: This extreme adventurer disappeared Sept. 3, 2007, after taking off for a short flight in a small plane in Nevada.

  • 6.

    I identified Lake Victoria as the source of the White Nile. Who am I?

    • a.

      Sir Henry Stanley

    • b.

      Mungo Park

    • c.

      John Speke

Hint: With Sir Richard Burton, this English explorer also discovered Lake Tanganyika.

  • 7.

    During my career with the Boston Red Sox, I became known as an outstanding batter and I am the last man to hit over .400 in a single major league season. Who am I?

    • a.

      Ted Williams

    • b.

      Babe Ruth

    • c.

      Lou Gehrig

Hint: This player wore uniform #9.


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