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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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1

What disease struck Nome in 1925?

  • Typhoid fever
  • Diphtheria
  • Scarlet fever

2

What board of health superintendent proposed transporting the antitoxin to Nome via dogsleds?

  • Mark Summers
  • Mayor Maynard
  • William Fendtriss

3

The race to Nome was also known as what?

  • The Race of the Yukon
  • The Great Race of Mercy
  • The Race for the Cure

4

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

5

What was the name of the dog trainer and musher who organized the teams for the race to Nome?

  • Gunnar Kaasen
  • Leonhard Seppala
  • Henry Ivonoff

6

Balto was the lead dog of the team of which musher in the race to Nome?

  • Leonhard Seppala
  • Gunnar Kaasen
  • Henry Ivanoff

7

What country was Leonhard Seppala originally from?

  • Germany
  • Sweden
  • Norway

8

Leonhard Seppala's lead dog, Togo, was how old when he led the team in 1925?

  • Five
  • Seven
  • Twelve

9

How many teams did the relay consist of?

  • Ten
  • Twenty
  • Fifteen

10

What kind of dog was Balto?

  • A Siberian Husky
  • A wolf hybrid
  • A Malamute

11

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

12

Which musher lost two of his team's dogs to frostbite?

  • Charlie Evans
  • Edgar Kallands
  • George Nollnar

13

Which musher suffered frostbite himself when forced to veer off of the trail?

  • Edgar Kallands
  • Leonhard Seppala
  • 'Wild Bill' Shannon

14

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

15

What day did Gunnar Kaasen arrive at Nome and finish the race?

  • February 10
  • February 2
  • February 4

16

Which dog was given the most recognition for completing the race?

  • Spritz
  • Balto
  • Togo

17

Which dog did Leonhard consider the true hero of the race?

  • Balto
  • Togo
  • Blackie

18

How many days did it take to cross the 674 miles of the relay?

  • Ten and a half
  • Four
  • Five and a half

19

A statue of Balto stands to commemorate the race at what site?

  • Yosemite national park
  • Central Park, NYC
  • The Natural History museum

20

What event is held in honor of the serum run?

  • The Idiatrod
  • The Olympics
  • The Nome races

 

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