Quiz Trapped By The Ice!

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The book 'Trapped by the ice' was centered on Sir Shackleton who had a dream of crossing the South Pole ice cap. He endured a lot of hardships on his journey that showed us how human strength is unpredictable. Give the test a try and see what you recall from the book.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the name of the ship in the story?
    • A. 

      Expedition

    • B. 

      Excelsior

    • C. 

      Endurance

  • 2. 
    What caused the ship to leak?
    • A. 

      It had hit a rock under the water.

    • B. 

      It was being crushed by the ice.

    • C. 

      It was getting old.

  • 3. 
    When the story begins, what is Sir Ernest Shackleton's main goal?
    • A. 

      His main goal is to reach the South Pole first

    • B. 

      His main goal is to get himself and his crew home safely.

    • C. 

      His main goal is to save the sled dogs.

  • 4. 
    Why did the crew leave the ship and set up camp on the frozen sea?
    • A. 

      The crew left the ship because it was being crushed by ice and they knew the ship would sink.

    • B. 

      The crew left the ship because they were trying to be the first to reach the Antarctic by sled dogs.

    • C. 

      The crew left the ship because it caught on fire.

  • 5. 
    What did the men decide to do after their ship disappeared?
    • A. 

      They decided to make camp on the frozen sea and wait to be rescued.

    • B. 

      They decided to take action and free the trapped ship.

    • C. 

      They decided to pull smaller boats across the ice in search of open water then take the boats to the nearest land.

  • 6. 
    Why did Shack decide to try to reach Elephant Island?
    • A. 

      He knew that there would be help on Elephant Island for himself and his crew.

    • B. 

      He knew that not all his men could survive the difficult 700 mile boat journey to the whaling station on South Georgia Island.

    • C. 

      He knew that he would be able to radio for help from Elephant Island.

  • 7. 
    How did Shack save Ernie Holness's life one night?
    • A. 

      Shack pulled Ernie and his sleeping bag out from between two big pieces of ice that were about to crash together.

    • B. 

      Shack gave him more food and drink, than the other sailors, to keep him alive

    • C. 

      Shack shot a polar bear that was charging at Ernie while he was sleeping.

  • 8. 
    How did the men quench their thirst?
    • A. 

      The used sea water to quench their thirst.

    • B. 

      They melted snow to quench their thirst.

    • C. 

      They sucked on frozen seal meat to quench their thirst.

  • 9. 
    According to the story, which of these made it difficult for the crew to sleep at night?
    • A. 

      Chattering teeth

    • B. 

      Crashing icebergs

    • C. 

      Killer whales

  • 10. 
    Which of these was not one of the crew's little boats?
    • A. 

      Chippy McNeish

    • B. 

      Dudley Docker

    • C. 

      Stancomb Wills

  • 11. 
    What does the word endurance mean?
    • A. 

      The pain of losing what you love most

    • B. 

      The power to put up with difficulties

    • C. 

      The courage to stand up for your rights

  • 12. 
    Sir Ernest Shackleton wanted to be the first explorer to cross the South Pole's ice cap. An explorer is a person who
    • A. 

      Goes to unknown areas

    • B. 

      Gets along well with others

    • C. 

      Creates time-saving tools

  • 13. 
    What little food rations and clothing the men had left were saved from their ship. A ration is
    • A. 

      A recipe that sailors like

    • B. 

      A box for shipping food

    • C. 

      A set amount of food

  • 14. 
    Two of the men had suffered too much on the voyage. What is a voyage in this sentence?
    • A. 

      A snow field

    • B. 

      A journey

    • C. 

      A lack of food

  • 15. 
    The men struggled up mountains, only to find that the terrain was impassable on the other side. Terrain is another word for
    • A. 

      Land form

    • B. 

      Sea

    • C. 

      Weather conditions