Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Explorers Questions

 Antarctica - Questions

Please read the article on Antarctica here before answering the questions.

First Sightings

1) Which of these men were not one of the first 3 to see Antarctica? 

a) Fabian von Bellingshausen b) Edward Bransfield

c) Nathaniel Palmer d) Robert Falcon Scott

2) What year was Antarctica first sighted?

a) 1820 b) 1920

b) 2020 c) 1840

First Landing

3) Who was the first person to land on Antarctica? 

a) Edward Bransfield b) Robert Falcon Scott

c) Dave Johnis d) John Davis

4) What is a sealer? 

a) Someone who seals things b) Someone who trains seals to do tricks

c) Someone who hunts seals d) Someone who sleeps on a Sealy Posturepedic Mattress


5) Do historians believe he was the first person to land in Antarctica?

a) Yes b) No

c) They aren’t sure d) I don’t even know what a Historian is, and I was too lazy to

 google it

First exploration

6) Who was the first person to embark on a proper exhibition of Antarctica? 

a) Ernest Shackleton b) Matt Goodwin

c) William Wallace d) I tried to google it but I couldn’t find the answer, even though 

the answer is in the article and I could just read it

First to reach the South poleFive men in heavy polar clothing. All look unhappy. The standing men are carrying flagstaffs and a Union flag flies from a mast in the background.

7) Who was the first person to reach the south pole?

a) Roald Amundsen b) Robert Falcon Scott

8) How did Scott and his team die?

a) Old age b) Froze to death in a blizzard

c) Shipwreck d) Trick question. They are still alive

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