Breadcrumb Home Cite Quiz: Explorers & Adventurers by Borgna BrunnerMore on Christopher Columbus, Mount Everest, and notable explorers Question 1 (out of 10): At the other end of the world, Captain Robert Scott raced to become the first person to reach the South Pole. Unfortunately, he was thirty-five days too late, and on the return journey he and his entire expedition perished. Who beat him to the South Pole? Roald Amundsen Ernest Shackelton James Cook More Quizzes from Infoplease: Try another World Quiz ! Quiz Archive FEN Learning is part of Sandbox Networks, a millennial learning company, reaching hundreds of millions of people across the globe.