[10-16-2022] Microsoft Rewards Bing Homepage Quiz Question: Who was the first European to reach North America?
The given options are:
- Ferdinand Magellan
- Christopher Columbus
- Leif Erikson
Correct Answer: Leif Erikson
Fact: Leif Erikson was a Norse explorer who is thought to have been the first European to have set foot on continental North America, approximately 500 years before Columbus’s famous expedition. He led the expedition from Greenland to continental North America, where the Vikings established a settlement called Vinland. This settlement is believed to be in present-day Newfoundland, Canada. Leif was the son of Erik the Red, the founder of the first Norse settlement in Greenland and Thjodhild of Iceland.
All three questions from today’s Bing Homepage Quiz are below. You can find their answers by visiting these pages.
- This is the southern tip of Greenland, an island nation that’s part of what kingdom?
- About 80% of Greenland is covered in ice. How thick is the ice sheet?
- Who was the first European to reach North America?