Serum Race of 1925
An overview of the sled dog teams who crossed the Alaskan wilderness to deliver a life-saving antitoxin to the city of Nome, Alaska, in 1925. 20 Questions.
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What disease struck Nome in 1925?
What board of health superintendent proposed transporting the antitoxin to Nome via dogsleds?
The race to Nome was also known as what?
The Race of the Yukon
The Great Race of Mercy
The Race for the Cure
Why were sled teams chosen to transport the serum to Nome instead of planes?
Sleds were more fun
Planes were too expensive
The weather was too dangerous to fly through
What was the name of the dog trainer and musher who organized the teams for the race to Nome?
Balto was the lead dog of the team of which musher in the race to Nome?
What country was Leonhard Seppala originally from?
Leonhard Seppala's lead dog, Togo, was how old when he led the team in 1925?
How many teams did the relay consist of?
What kind of dog was Balto?
A Siberian Husky
A wolf hybrid
Which team crossed the most dangerous leg of the run, charting more than 170 miles?
Gunnar Kaasen and Balto
Leonhard Seppala and Togo
'Wild Bill' Shannon and Blackie
Which musher lost two of his team's dogs to frostbite?
Which musher suffered frostbite himself when forced to veer off of the trail?
'Wild Bill' Shannon
Why did Gunnar Kaasen pass up the twentieth relay musher and continue to Nome himself?
The musher was sick
The musher was asleep
The musher had broken his leg
What day did Gunnar Kaasen arrive at Nome and finish the race?
Which dog was given the most recognition for completing the race?
Which dog did Leonhard consider the true hero of the race?
How many days did it take to cross the 674 miles of the relay?
Ten and a half
Five and a half
A statue of Balto stands to commemorate the race at what site?
Yosemite national park
Central Park, NYC
The Natural History museum
What event is held in honor of the serum run?
The Nome races
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