Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage Test | Final Test - Hard

Alfred Lansing
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Shackleton decide to do once the new camp is established?

2. What do the men need to do almost constantly in the boat?

3. Whose navigational skills does Shackleton have to trust in?

4. The men are sailing west, but in what direction do they find themselves going?

5. How long does it take the men to find a relatively secure spot for their camp?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the approach to Elephant Island like?

2. How do the men decide on the land that they want to target for landing?

3. What types of weather do the men face as they try to reach South Georgia Island?

4. How does Shackleton feel as the group sets out in the boat?

5. What is the weather like as the men try to make it to Elephant Island?

6. What is the beach and island like that the men land on? How do the men feel about it?

7. What are the boats like that the men are forced to use?

8. Why is the Drake Passage so dangerous?

9. What do the men think about their chance of rescue through Shackleton's attempt?

10. What is the condition of the men as they land on shore?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Identify three characteristics of a leader. Do you think Shackleton exhibits these characteristics? Use examples from the book to show that Shackleton either does or does not exhibit the characteristics.

Essay Topic 2

What are some of the dangers the men faced on the expedition? Give examples from the book that illustrate these dangers. What do you feel was the greatest threat to the men? Why?

Essay Topic 3

The expedition's ship is named the Endurance. How does this name come to symbolize the events of the expedition? In what ways did the men "endure?" Are there any areas or times in which the men did not "endure?" Use examples from the book to back up your answers.

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