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Official portrait of Captain James Cook

Official portrait of Captain James Cook (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1. When was James Cook born?
a) 17 January 1717
b) 11 June 1718
c) 22 July 1715
d) 27 October 1728

2. Where was James Cook born?
a) Wellington
b) Marton-in-Cleveland
c) Dunedin
d) Perth

3. Which ship did James Cook command in 1763-1768?
a) Grenville
b) Sheffield
c) Victory
d) Invincible

4. What did James Cook observe and send a report to the Royal Society in 1766?
a) Lunar eclipse
b) Solar eclipse
c) Earthquake
d) Volcanic eruption

5. When was James Cook commissioned as lieutenant?
a) 1734
b) 1744
c) 1768
d) 1752

English: James Cook's signature, vectorized

James Cook’s signature, vectorized (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

6. How long it took James Cook to chart New Zealand?
a) Four months
b) Six months
c) Eight months
d) Nine months

7. What James Cook could not find?
a) New Caledonia
b) South Sandwich Islands
c) South Georgia Island
d) Terra Australis

8. What was the award to James Cook for his work against scurvy?
a) George Cross
b) Copley Medal
c) Victoria Cross
d) Nobel Prize

9. When did James Cook die?
a) 14 February 1779
b) 2 April 1785
c) 21 September 1782
d) 21 December 1780

10. Where did James Cook die?
a) Louisburg
b) Halifax
c) Kealakekua
d) Sydney

James Cook Quiz Questions and Answers

This is a portrait of Captain James Cook with ...

This is a portrait of Captain James Cook with a facsimile of his signature (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1. When was James Cook born?
d) 27 October 1728

2. Where was James Cook born?
b) Marton-in-Cleveland

3. Which ship did James Cook command in 1763-1768?
a) Grenville

4. What did James Cook observe and send a report to the Royal Society in 1766?
b) Solar eclipse

5. When was James Cook commissioned as lieutenant?
c) 1768

6. How long it took James Cook to chart New Zealand?
b) Six months

7. What James Cook could not find?
d) Terra Australis

8. What was the award to James Cook for his work against scurvy?
b) Copley Medal

9. When did James Cook die?
a) 14 February 1779

10. Where did James Cook die?
c) Kealakekua

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