Tom Crean Discovery Quiz

18 Questions
Tom Crean Discovery Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Near what village in Co. Kerry was Tom Crean born?
    • A. 

      Inch

    • B. 

      Anascaul

    • C. 

      Ventry

    • D. 

      Ballyferriter

  • 2. 
    On what ship did Tom Crean start his naval career?
    • A. 

      Ringarooma

    • B. 

      Terra Nova

    • C. 

      Discovery

    • D. 

      Impregnable

  • 3. 
    Tom Crean volunteered to replace a deserter from the crew of Scott's expedition ship Discovery. What was the deserter's name?
    • A. 

      Robert Evans

    • B. 

      Teddy Harrison

    • C. 

      Harry Baker

    • D. 

      Bobby Knowles

  • 4. 
    What was the name of the lifeboat Tom Crean captained, on the voyage to Elephant Island?
    • A. 

      Stancomb Wills

    • B. 

      Dudley Docker

    • C. 

      James Caird

    • D. 

      Ocean Quest

  • 5. 
    What song was Tom Crean remembered for singing, especially in times of extreme peril?
    • A. 

      Danny Boy

    • B. 

      Molly Malone

    • C. 

      It's A Long Way To Tipperary

    • D. 

      The Wearing O' The Green

  • 6. 
    What medal was Tom Crean awarded for his role in saving the life of Lt. Edward Evans?
    • A. 

      George Medal

    • B. 

      Albert Medal

    • C. 

      Charles Medal

    • D. 

      Edward Medal

  • 7. 
    In November 1902 Tom Crean was part of a 12 man team that succeeded in which of the following?
    • A. 

      Discovering the Beardmore Glacier

    • B. 

      Scaling Mount Erebus

    • C. 

      Capturing an Emperor Penguin

    • D. 

      Setting a new Furthest South record.

  • 8. 
    In 1906 Captain Scott asked Tom Crean to join him aboard which ship?
    • A. 

      Bulwark

    • B. 

      Victorious

    • C. 

      Albemarle

    • D. 

      Essex

  • 9. 
    Tom Crean was one of six men who left Elephant Island to sail across the Weddell Sea to South Georgia on what vessel?
    • A. 

      The Dudely Docker

    • B. 

      The James Caird

    • C. 

      The Stancomb Wills

    • D. 

      The Endurance

  • 10. 
    On what ship did Tom Crean, Shackleton and Worsley rescue the men from Elephant Island?
    • A. 

      Yelcho

    • B. 

      Southern Sky

    • C. 

      Instituto de Pesca No 1

    • D. 

      Emma

  • 11. 
    Tom Crean is pictured on the left, exercising ponies on the Terra Nova Expedition in the winter of 1911. Who is standing to his right?
    • A. 

      Edgar Evans

    • B. 

      Lawrence Oates

    • C. 

      Edward Evans

    • D. 

      Henry Bowers

  • 12. 
    What did Tom Crean smuggle aboard the Terra Nova before it departed for Antarctica?
    • A. 

      Tobacco

    • B. 

      Whiskey

    • C. 

      A rabbit

    • D. 

      Ernest Shackleton

  • 13. 
    How many Polar Medals was Tom Crean awarded?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 14. 
    Who is pictured with Tom Crean?
    • A. 

      Henry Bowers

    • B. 

      Alfred Cheetham

    • C. 

      Edgar Evans

    • D. 

      Patrick Keohane

  • 15. 
    Tom Crean stands on the extreme left of this picture. On what expedition was it taken?
    • A. 

      The Discovery Expedition

    • B. 

      The Terra Nova Expedition

    • C. 

      The Endurance Expedition

  • 16. 
    "Crean is perfectly happy, ready to do anything and go anywhere, the harder the work the better.."Who said this of Tom Crean?
    • A. 

      Ernest Shackleton

    • B. 

      Frank Worsley

    • C. 

      Cherry Apsley Garrard

    • D. 

      Robert Falcon Scott

  • 17. 
    In what year did Tom Crean retire from the Navy?
    • A. 

      1919

    • B. 

      1922

    • C. 

      1921

    • D. 

      1920

  • 18. 
    What was the last ship Tom Crean served on ?
    • A. 

      Invincible

    • B. 

      Sussex

    • C. 

      Hecla

    • D. 

      Essex