The South Pole Quiz - Exploration

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Do you know your Scott from your Shackleton?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Penguin Books 100th publication was which of the following books?

    • A.

      The Worst Journey In The World - Apsley Cherry Garrard

    • B.

      South - Ernest Shackleton

    • C.

      The Great White South - Herbert Ponting

    • D.

      Into The Frozen South - Scout Marr

    Correct Answer
    A. The Worst Journey In The World - Apsley Cherry Garrard
    Explanation
    Penguin Books' 100th publication was "The Worst Journey In The World" by Apsley Cherry-Garrard. This book is a memoir that recounts the author's experiences as part of Robert Falcon Scott's ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition to Antarctica. It is considered a classic in polar exploration literature and provides a firsthand account of the harsh conditions and challenges faced by the explorers. The book's publication by Penguin Books marked a significant milestone for the company, as it showcased their commitment to publishing important and influential works.

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  • 2. 

    On the Terra Nova Expedition the Winter Journey was undertaken in search of what?

    • A.

      The Magnetic South Pole

    • B.

      Beardmore Glacier

    • C.

      Emperor Penguin Eggs

    • D.

      The South Pole

    Correct Answer
    C. Emperor Penguin Eggs
    Explanation
    The 3 man team undertook a trip to Cape Crozier in July 1911 during the austral winter in order to secure an unhatched Emperor penguin egg.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following men were not part of the team that made the Winter Journey?

    • A.

      Cherry Garrard

    • B.

      Atkinson

    • C.

      Bowers

    • D.

      Wilson

    Correct Answer
    B. Atkinson
    Explanation
    Atkinson was not part of the team that made the Winter Journey. The question asks for the person who was not part of the team, and Atkinson is the only option among Cherry Garrard, Atkinson, Bowers, and Wilson who was not part of the team.

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  • 4. 

    Name the Polar Explorer.

    • A.

      Edward Wilson

    • B.

      Henry Bowers

    • C.

      Frank Wild

    • D.

      Edward Evans

    Correct Answer
    D. Edward Evans
    Explanation
    Edward Evans is the correct answer because he was a British naval officer and explorer who participated in Robert Falcon Scott's Antarctic expedition. He served as the second-in-command and captain of the Terra Nova, the ship used for the expedition. Evans played a crucial role in the expedition, assisting in the establishment of supply depots and leading a support party. He was later knighted for his services and achievements in exploration.

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  • 5. 

    Name the ship ?

    • A.

      The Endurance

    • B.

      The Nimrod

    • C.

      The Terra Nova

    • D.

      The Fram

    Correct Answer
    D. The Fram
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The Fram." The Fram was a famous ship used by Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen during his expeditions to the North and South Poles. It was specifically designed to withstand the pressure of ice and was used by Amundsen during his successful journey to the South Pole in 1911. The other options, Endurance, Nimrod, and Terra Nova, were also famous ships used by explorers, but they were not associated with Amundsen or his expeditions.

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  • 6. 

    The crew from the Aurora, also known as The Ross Sea Party, were part of which expedition?

    • A.

      British Antarctic Expedition

    • B.

      Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition

    • C.

      Shackleton-Rowett Expedition

    • D.

      British National Antarctic Expedition

    Correct Answer
    B. Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition
    Explanation
    The crew from the Aurora, also known as The Ross Sea Party, were part of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition.

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  • 7. 

    Name the Polar Explorer.

    • A.

      Patrick Keohane

    • B.

      Victor Campbell

    • C.

      William Lashly

    • D.

      Robert Forde

    Correct Answer
    A. Patrick Keohane
    Explanation
    The given question asks for the name of a polar explorer. Out of the options provided, Patrick Keohane is the correct answer.

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  • 8. 

    What was the name given to the pony, pictured with Tom Crean?

    • A.

      Bones

    • B.

      Socks

    • C.

      Chippy

    • D.

      Manchu

    Correct Answer
    A. Bones
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Bones". This suggests that the name given to the pony, pictured with Tom Crean, is Bones.

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  • 9. 

    Name the Antarctic Expedition?

    • A.

      Fram

    • B.

      Terra Nova

    • C.

      Discovery

    • D.

      Nimrod

    Correct Answer
    D. Nimrod
    Explanation
    Nimrod is the correct answer because it was the name of an Antarctic Expedition led by Ernest Shackleton in 1907-1909. The expedition aimed to reach the South Pole, although it did not succeed in doing so. The name "Nimrod" was chosen by Shackleton himself, inspired by the biblical figure known for his hunting skills. The expedition faced numerous challenges and hardships, but it is still recognized as an important milestone in Antarctic exploration.

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  • 10. 

    Scott's team at Polheim. Where was Polheim?

    • A.

      The South Pole

    • B.

      The Ross Ice Shelf

    • C.

      The Beardmore Glacier

    • D.

      McMurdo Sound

    Correct Answer
    A. The South Pole
    Explanation
    Polheim was the name Roald Amundsen had given his camp at the South Pole, having arrived there more than 30 days before Scott.

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  • 11. 

    Name this Polar explorer, aged 13.

    • A.

      Ernest Shackleton

    • B.

      Robert Scott

    • C.

      Lawrence Oates

    • D.

      Edward Atkinson

    Correct Answer
    B. Robert Scott
    Explanation
    Robert Scott is the correct answer because he was a famous Polar explorer who led the ill-fated British Antarctic Expedition in 1910-1913. He was 43 years old at the time of the expedition, not 13. Ernest Shackleton was another well-known Polar explorer, but he was not 13 years old either. Lawrence Oates and Edward Atkinson were also members of the expedition led by Scott, but they were not the named explorer in the question.

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  • 12. 

    Where was this photograph taken?

    • A.

      South Georgia

    • B.

      Patience Camp

    • C.

      Elephant Island

    • D.

      Ocean Camp

    Correct Answer
    C. Elephant Island
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Elephant Island. This can be deduced from the given options, where each option represents a different location. The photograph was taken at Elephant Island, as indicated by the answer choice.

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  • 13. 

    Name the expedition ship.

    • A.

      Discovery

    • B.

      Endurance

    • C.

      Nimrod

    • D.

      Terra Nova

    Correct Answer
    A. Discovery
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Discovery. This is the name of an expedition ship.

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  • 14. 

    Who is this member of the Terra Nova Scientific Staff?

    • A.

      Frank Debenham

    • B.

      Cecil Meares

    • C.

      Raymond Priestly

    • D.

      Edward Atkinson

    Correct Answer
    D. Edward Atkinson
    Explanation
    Edward Atkinson is a member of the Terra Nova Scientific Staff.

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  • 15. 

    Frank Hurley and Ernest Shackleton are pictured where?

    • A.

      Ocean Camp

    • B.

      Patience Camp

    • C.

      Dump Camp

    • D.

      Elephant Island

    Correct Answer
    A. Ocean Camp
    Explanation
    Frank Hurley and Ernest Shackleton are pictured at Ocean Camp.

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  • 16. 

    Name this member of the Endurance crew?

    • A.

      Robert Clarke

    • B.

      Reginald James

    • C.

      Alfred Cheetham

    • D.

      Harry McNish

    Correct Answer
    C. Alfred Cheetham
  • 17. 

    Name the expedition?

    • A.

      Terra Nova

    • B.

      Discovery

    • C.

      Fram

    • D.

      Nimrod

    Correct Answer
    A. Terra Nova
    Explanation
    Photograph of Scott's team in the early stages of their return from the South Pole.

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  • 18. 

    Name the ship.

    • A.

      Quest

    • B.

      Aurora

    • C.

      Nimrod

    • D.

      Terra Nova

    Correct Answer
    B. Aurora
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Aurora.

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  • 19. 

    This photograph was taken on which Antarctic expedition?

    • A.

      Nimrod

    • B.

      Discovery

    • C.

      Terra Nova

    • D.

      Fram

    Correct Answer
    A. Nimrod
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Nimrod. The photograph was taken during the Nimrod expedition to Antarctica. This expedition was led by Ernest Shackleton and took place from 1907 to 1909. The goal of the expedition was to reach the South Pole, although they fell short of this goal. The photograph could have been taken during their exploration and scientific research activities in Antarctica.

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  • 20. 

    Who is standing on the extreme left of this picture?

    • A.

      Robert Falcon Scott

    • B.

      Roald Amundsen

    • C.

      Ernest Shackleton

    • D.

      Douglas Mawson

    Correct Answer
    C. Ernest Shackleton
    Explanation
    Ernest Shackleton is standing on the extreme left of the picture.

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