Lost ship of Antarctic explorer found after 106 years

Q: The 1915 wreck of the Endurance has been found in the Antarctic. The ship was crushed by ice and sank during an expedition led by the explorer Ernest Shackleton, who subsequently saved his crew by making a daring 800-mile sea voyage in an open lifeboat. Where is Antarctica?

Circle the area on this map

Q: Robotic submersibles found the ship “in a brilliant state of preservation” about 10,000 feet below the surface of the icy Weddell Sea. The Weddell is part of which ocean?

A. Atlantic

B. Indian

C. Pacific

D. Southern

Q: The Endurance sank on Shackleton’s third voyage to Antarctica. He was one of the principal figures of the period known as the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration, involving 17 major expeditions by nine nations from 1898 to 1922. The first expedition to reach the South Pole was from which country?

A. Britain

B. France

C. Norway

D. Sweden

Q: Shackleton was buried on South Georgia, the South Atlantic island he had sailed to in a lifeboat in 1915 to get help for his crew stranded by the sinking of the Endurance. South Georgia is a British Overseas Territory. What nation invaded the island during the 1982 Falklands War?

A. Argentina

B. Australia

C. Chile

D. France

Q: Britain, Argentina, Australia, Chile, France, New Zealand and Norway have all claimed slices of territory on the continent of Antarctica, which has never had a permanent resident population. The continent is the world’s . . .

A. Coldest

B. Driest

C. Windiest

D. All of the above

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