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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who stows away on the ship in order to become a crew member?
(a) Blackboro
(b) Francis Drake
(c) Hopper
(d) Edmund Randolph

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

3. What happens on April 9?
(a) The men mutiny and kill Shackleton
(b) The Patience Camp ice floe lands on Paulet Island
(c) The last of the dogs is eaten and the first man dies of starvation
(d) The Patience Camp ice floe cracks and the men launch the boats

4. Orde-Lees is one day stalked and then pursued by what?
(a) Polar Bear
(b) Penguin
(c) Leopard Seal
(d) Walrus

5. How many boats do the men take with them on the sledges?
(a) One
(b) Two
(c) None
(d) Three

Short Answer Questions

1. Shackleton's first voyage is under whose leadership?

2. Why does Shackleton stop the men from retrieving the three seals that they kill?

3. What word best describes the first camp?

4. The crew forms social organizations based on what?

5. How much personal gear can each man take?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Blackboro join the expedition?

2. What experience does Shackleton have as an explorer?

3. How do the men deal with the food shortages?

4. What happens to the Endurance?

5. How is the Endurance designed for a polar expedition?

6. In preparation for the attempted trek to Paulet Island, how do the men prepare?

7. How do the men get the gigantic leopard seal?

8. What do the men do to pass the time on the ice floe?

9. What is the weather like while the Endurance is trapped in the ice?

10. What decision does Shackleton make that baffles the men? Why?

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