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Ernest Shackleton Worksheet and Quiz

 

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Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton was an Irish-born British explorer. He is best known for leading the ‘Endurance’ expedition of 1914-16. His mission left a few days after the outbreak of WWI and he offered his ship, crew and provisions to the British Admiralty to help in the war effort, but they urged him to pursue his quest.

NAME: …………………………………………

Date: …………………………….

Questions:

1. Ernest Shackleton was born in Kildare, Ireland in……………………………………………………2. He was ………………………………………….years old when we went to sea for the very first time.

3. He joined the British Merchant Navy where he qualified as a master mariner in………………………………

4. Shackleton was chosen to go on the Antarctic expedition led by British naval officer Robert Falcon Scott in …………………………………

5. Ernest Shackleton married ……………………………………………….in 1904.

6. Shackleton published ‘South’, his detailed account of the journey in ………………………

7. There were ………………….dogs on board Endurance, each weighing around 100lb.

8. The ship Endurance was originally named ……………………………..

9. Ernest Shackleton died in ……………………………..during his third Antarctic expedition.

10. He was buried in……………………………………………………………….

Answers:

1. February 18742. Sixteen

3. 1898

4. 1901

5. Emily Dorman

6. 1919

7. 69

8. Polaris

9. 1921

10. Grytviken, South Georgia

 

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