Mushing Terminology Quiz For Dog Lovers!

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Mushing is a transport method powered by the dog which includes carting, pulka, dog scootering, sled dog racing and weight pulling to pull on snow or a rig on dry land. This is a short quiz to assess if students know common sled dog terms. So, let's try out the quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is a wheel dog?
    • A. 

      A dog that is attached to a line just before the sledge runners. They are the strongest dogs, used to free up the sledge and get it started or help pull the sledge around objects.

    • B. 

      The smartest, most respected dogs in a dog team. They are very good at keeping to the trail.

    • C. 

      Dogs that must run next to the runners as if the runners were wheels.

    • D. 

      Dogs that can turn the teams by their strength and ability to follow commands.

    • E. 

      Dogs that have been hit by car wheels and are no longer able to pull the sleds.

  • 2. 
    What is an ice hook
    • A. 

      A small metal hook used for fishing through holes cut on the ice.

    • B. 

      A small hooked piece of metal that when heated, can be threaded through snow blocks to strengthen ice shelters.

    • C. 

      A hook used to dig into blocks of ice and carry them to the desired location.

    • D. 

      A large ice hook used to drag behind a sled and slow the sled down.

    • E. 

      A rare form of icicle that is curved at the end because it was formed in high wind conditions.

  • 3. 
    What is a musher?
    • A. 

      Someone who leads a dog sled team. The driver of a dog sled team.

    • B. 

      The person who has to walk through very mushy, wet snow when the dogs won't pull the sledge anymore and need a human at the head of the line to get them going again.

    • C. 

      A machine that breaks up hard, ice packed snow so that it is like mush which then can be cleared off the trails.

    • D. 

      The member of a dance team that performs a special Inuit dance called the Mushee Step Dance.

    • E. 

      The person who tales care of the dogs that have been dropped from the race and must pick up the mush from the dog yard. (yuck)

  • 4. 
     the curved piece out in front of the main body of a sled, designed to stop brush from damaging the sled.
  • 5. 
    A fabric bag carried on a race sled, used to put a sick or injured dog into in order to carry him to a place where he can be cared for
  • 6. 
    The main line that the dogs and sled are attached to
  • 7. 
    The command to get the dog team moving
  • 8. 
    The main chain with separate short chains to attach several dogs to. Maybe strung between the front and back bumpers of a truck, or between two trees.
  • 9. 
    The upright pieces that attach the runners to a sled
    • A. 

      Stanchions

    • B. 

      Tack

    • C. 

      Wheel Dogs

    • D. 

      Snub Line

  • 10. 
    All the gear used to attach dogs to a sled
    • A. 

      Rigging

    • B. 

      Pedaling

    • C. 

      Mush

    • D. 

      Tack