Ernest Shackleton Quiz

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Ernest Shackleton Quiz

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  • 1. 
    In what Irish County was Ernest Shackleton born?
    • A. 

      Kerry

    • B. 

      Kildare

    • C. 

      Laois

    • D. 

      Offaly

  • 2. 
    In what year was Ernest Shackleton born?
    • A. 

      1872

    • B. 

      1873

    • C. 

      1874

    • D. 

      1875

  • 3. 
    Shackleton was among a three man team that set a new Farthest South record in 1902. Who were the other two men?
    • A. 

      Scott and Wilson

    • B. 

      Scott and Crean

    • C. 

      Scott and Evans

    • D. 

      Scott and Wild

  • 4. 
    What latitude did Scott, Shackleton and Wilson reach to establish their new Farthest South record in 1902?
    • A. 

      82º 11' S

    • B. 

      83º 12' S

    • C. 

      82º 17' S

    • D. 

      83º 15' S

  • 5. 
    Shackleton took part in the first Antarctic hot air balloon ride?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    In 1907 Shackleton lead his own Antarctic expedition aboard what ship?
    • A. 

      Endurance

    • B. 

      Terra Nova

    • C. 

      Yelcho

    • D. 

      Nimrod

  • 7. 
    Who did Shackleton seek advice from before departure on the Nimrod?
    • A. 

      Nansen

    • B. 

      Scott

    • C. 

      Amundsen

    • D. 

      Beardmore

  • 8. 
    On the Nimrod expedition a newsletter was produced by the men in Antarctica. What was it's name?
    • A. 

      South Polar Times

    • B. 

      Aurora Australis

    • C. 

      South Pole Standard

    • D. 

      Erebus Echo

  • 9. 
    Bernard Day was a mechanic on the Nimrod Expedition, and was chiefly brought along to maintain what unusual piece of cargo?
    • A. 

      Motorised sledge

    • B. 

      Hot air balloon

    • C. 

      A Car

    • D. 

      Motorbike

  • 10. 
    Shackleton, Wild, Marshall and Adams set a new Furthest South record at 88 degrees 23' S. Approximately how far were they from the South Pole?
    • A. 

      97 miles

    • B. 

      150 miles

    • C. 

      57 miles

    • D. 

      35 miles

  • 11. 
    On the Endurance Expedition, what was discovered aboard the ship after it had departed Buenos Aires?
    • A. 

      A snake

    • B. 

      A fire

    • C. 

      A leak

    • D. 

      A stowaway

  • 12. 
    After the Endurance had become entrapped in ice and abandoned, the crew set up a series of camps on the ice floes. Which of the below was not one of these camps?
    • A. 

      Dump Camp

    • B. 

      Ocean Camp

    • C. 

      Patience Camp

    • D. 

      Glacier Camp

  • 13. 
    What was the name of Harry McNish's cat who also travelled on the Endurance?
    • A. 

      Socks

    • B. 

      Snowy

    • C. 

      Tiddums

    • D. 

      Mrs. Chippy

  • 14. 
    Shackleton named the Endurance's three lifeboats after whom?
    • A. 

      The expeditions chief sponsors

    • B. 

      The Royal Family

    • C. 

      Members of the Royal Geographical Society

    • D. 

      Former explorers

  • 15. 
    Which of the lifeboats did Shackleton, Crean, McCarthy, McNish, Worsley and Vincent sail from Elephant Island to South Georgia?
    • A. 

      Dudley Docker

    • B. 

      James Caird

    • C. 

      Stancomb Wills

  • 16. 
    On which ship did Shackleton return to Elephant Island to rescue the remaining Endurance crew in August 1916
    • A. 

      Emma

    • B. 

      Yelcho

    • C. 

      Instituto de Pesca No 1

    • D. 

      Southern Sky

  • 17. 
    "For scientific leadership, give me Scott; for swift and efficient travel, Amundsen; but when you are in a hopeless situation, when there seems to be no way out, get on your knees and pray for Shackleton."Who said this of Shackleton
    • A. 

      Douglas Mawson

    • B. 

      Roald Amundsen

    • C. 

      Ranulph Fiennes

    • D. 

      Sir Raymond Priestly

  • 18. 
    Match the following
    • A. The Quest
    • A.
    • B. The Endurance
    • B.
    • C. The Nimrod
    • C.