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Who used stick charts as navigational tools when exploring islands in the Pacific?
a) Phoenecians
b) Polynesians
c) Chinese
d) Vikings

Who was incharge of the US Exploring Expedition which reached Antarctica?
a) James Cook
b) Charles Darwin
c) Charles Thomson
d) Charles Wilkes

US Navy Commander who is known as the Father of Physical Oceanography?
a) Alexander Agassiz
b) William Beebe
c) Matthew Maury
d) Charles Wilkes

Who led the Challenger Expedition which spent 4 years studying the ocean?
a) Charles Darwin
b) James and John Ross
c) Charles Thomson
d) Fridtjof Nansen

Who was the first to circumnavigate the globe?
a) James Cook
b) Charles Darwin
c) Ferdinand Magellan
d) Vasco da Gama

Who sailed aboard the Fram which study ice flows in the Artic Ocean?
a) Erik the Red
b) Leif Erikkson
c) Bjarni Herjolfsson
d) Fridtjof Nansen

Who discovered Greenland in 981?
a) Eric the Red "Thorvaldson"
b) Leif Eriksson
c) James Ross
d) Fridtjof Nansen

Who led an expedition to the Arctic and located the magnetic north pole?
a) James Cook
b) James Ross
c) John Harrison
d) Fridtjof Nansen

Who sailed aboard the Beagle and theorized how coral reefs form around islands?
a) James Cook
b) Charles Darwin
c) Charles Thomson
d) Charles Wilkes

Which was the first research vessel headed by Alexander Agassiz?
a) Albatross
b) Beagle
c) HMS Challenger
d) Fram

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