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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What do the men discover about the new camp?
(a) There are many seals in the area
(b) It is not big enough for the sledges
(c) The ice floe is unstable
(d) The ice is strong and permanent

2. What does Shackleton acknowledge as the men try to make it across the pack ice?
(a) Progress by sledge is all but impossible
(b) They have to abondon most of their food to lighten the sledge
(c) He is dying of hypothermia
(d) They need to use the dog sleds

3. Where did the men camp after abandoning the ship?
(a) A pressure ridge
(b) A shack about two miles away
(c) In a stand of trees nearby
(d) An ice floe

4. What quality best describes the men that Shackleton choose for his expedition?
(a) Infirm
(b) Reliable
(c) Cautious
(d) Erratic

5. Before Shackleton renamed her Endurance, what was his ship known as?
(a) Polaris
(b) Belfast
(c) Argonaut
(d) Santa Maria

6. Rations consist of what meat?
(a) Penguin
(b) Bear
(c) Moose
(d) Reindeer

7. As the men attempt to move with the sledges, who refuses to go on until Shackleton intervenes?
(a) McNeish
(b) Dudley
(c) Vincent
(d) Blackboro

8. How far are the men from Paulet Island?
(a) 100 miles
(b) 10 miles
(c) 500 miles
(d) 350 miles

9. What begins to build up around the Endurance that worries the men?
(a) Pressure ridges
(b) Seal bones
(c) Graves
(d) Snow banks

10. What do the men do the first few days after abandoning ship?
(a) Build a shack
(b) Sit in depression
(c) Transfer goods off the ship
(d) Scout for whales

11. What does the crew realize as they make their way with the sledges?
(a) The ice floe they are on is shrinking
(b) They are only five miles from Paulet Island
(c) They will need to leave the dogs behind
(d) Substantive movement by sledge is simply impossible

12. Toward the end of March, what land is sighted?
(a) Danger Islets
(b) Weddell Island
(c) Paulet Island
(d) Patience Islets

13. What does McNeish do to the three boats?
(a) Reinforce them
(b) Paint them
(c) Make them more comfortable
(d) Expand them

14. What are the men able to salvage?
(a) Rain buckets
(b) Sixteen chickens
(c) A cannon
(d) Three boats

15. Why is one of the dog teams killed?
(a) They are ill
(b) To conserve food
(c) For the men to eat
(d) To stop dog aggression

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the crew do during the months they are trapped?

2. Who stows away on the ship in order to become a crew member?

3. How many boats do the men take with them on the sledges?

4. Which crew member doesn't fit in with the others?

5. Which boat is left behind when the men try sledging?

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