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Roald Amundsen Quiz

1. When did Roald Amundsen reach the South Pole?
a) 1 January 1901
b) 15 May 1905
c) 9 August 1908
d) 14 December 1911

2. When was Roald Amundsen born?
a) 22 March 1874
b) 14 April 1878
c) 16 July 1872
d) 10 November 1870

3. Where was Roald Amundsen born?
a) Borge
b) Tromsa
c) Alta
d) Molde

4. What was Roald Amundsen’s post on the Belgica?
a) Captain
b) First Mate
c) Radio officer
d) Steward

5. Where did Roald Amundsen set up a base in Antarctica?
a) Bay of Pigs
b) Bay of Whales
c) Bay of Sharks
d) Bay of Dogs

6. What did Roald Amundsen use for transport in Antarctica?
a) Horses
b) Mules
c) Sled dogs
d) Tractors

7. Which of the following is not true of Roald Amundsen?
a) First person to reach the North Pole
b) First person to sail through the Northwest Passage
c) First person to cross the Arctic by air
d) First person to reach the South Pole

8. When did Roald Amundsen die?
a) 29 February 1932
b) 18 June 1928
c) 24 September 1931
d) 20 October 1934

9. Where did Roald Amundsen die?
a) Arctic Ocean
b) Baltic Sea
c) Lillehammer
d) Oslo

10. Whom was Roald Amundsen trying to rescue when he died?
a) Robert Peary
b) Robert Falcon Scott
c) Lincoln Ellsworth
d) Umberto Nobile

Roald Amundsen Quiz Questions with Answers

1. When did Roald Amundsen reach the South Pole?
d) 14 December 1911

2. When was Roald Amundsen born?
c) 16 July 1872

3. Where was Roald Amundsen born?
a) Borge

4. What was Roald Amundsen’s post on the Belgica?
b) First Mate

5. Where did Roald Amundsen set up a base in Antarctica?
b) Bay of Whales

6. What did Roald Amundsen use for transport in Antarctica?
c) Sled dogs

7. Which of the following is not true of Roald Amundsen?
a) First person to reach the North Pole

8. When did Roald Amundsen die?
b) 18 June 1928

9. Where did Roald Amundsen die?
a) Arctic Ocean

10. Whom was Roald Amundsen trying to rescue when he died?
d) Umberto Nobile

Legacy of Roald Amundsen

A number of places have been named after him:
The Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station is named jointly with his rival.
Amundsen Sea, off the coast of Antarctica.
Amundsen Glacier, in Antarctica.
Amundsen Bay, in Antarctica.
Mount Amundsen, in Antarctica.
Amundsen Gulf, in the Arctic Ocean, off the coast of the Northwest Territories in Canada (separating Banks Island and the western parts of Victoria Island from the mainland).
A large crater covering the Moon’s south pole is named Amundsen.

Several ships are named after him:
The Canadian Coast Guard named an icebreaker CCGS Amundsen, whose mission is to perform scientific research in the waters of the Arctic.
The Royal Norwegian Navy is building a class of Aegis frigates, the second of which, is the HNoMS Roald Amundsen (completed 2006).
The German brig Roald Amundsen.

Source: Wikipedia

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