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Quiz Questions 41 - 60

Questions 1 - 20
Questions 21 - 40
Questions 61 - 80

Current Quiz Questions


41. Which famous musher's father was an Episcopal priest? [submitted by BJP]
Answer: Gareth Wright

WINNERS
1. Erik Torgerson, North Branch, Minnesota
2. Matt Legal, St. Malo, Manitoba
2. Jim Cogan, St. Charles, Illinois

42. In 1976 in order to raise money for the Iditarod, Joe Redington Sr. hooked how many dogs to a bus for the bicentennial celebration? [submitted by Shawn Linendoll, Fort Ann, New York]
Answer: 201.
It was going to be 200 but at the last minute Jerry Riley brought his lead dog and raised the total to 201.

WINNERS
1. Jim Cogan, St. Charles, Illinois
2. Tammi Rego, Fairbanks, Alaska
3. Curt Anderson, Southeastern Idaho

43. In what year did Leonhard Seppala first run the All-Alaska Sweepstakes? [submitted by Tammi Rego, Fairbanks, Alaska]
Answer: 1914 was the 1st year Leonhard Seppala ran the race, however he dropped out after several dogs began suffering from cut feet and lost toenails.

WINNERS
1. Neil Rasmussen, Grand Marais, MN
2. Nancy MacKenzie Bruce Mines, Ontario
3. Erik Torgerson, North Branch, Minnesota

44. Who won the 1978 Canadian Championship Dog Derby? [submitted by Carol Beck, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada]
Answer: Grant Beck, of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada

WINNERS
1. Donny Poulin, The Pas, Manitoba
2. Curt Anderson, Pingree, Idaho
3. Nancy MacKenzie, Bruce Mines, Ontario

45. Who are the only mother and  daughter to finish the Iditarod?
Answer: Barb and Lisa Moore

WINNERS
1. Jennifer Near, Vacaville, California
2. Shawn Linendoll, Fort Ann, New York
3. Kelley Franck, Fairbanks, Alaska

46. Who has won the most World Championships in The Pas, Manitoba since the race was revived after the war in 1948? [submitted by Donny Poulin, The Pas, Manitoba, Canada]
Answer: Richard Beck (6 times)

WINNERS
1. Erik Torgerson, North Branch, Minnesota
2. Janelle Merritt, Prince George, British Columbia
3. Bob Allen, Huntsville, Ontario

47. Who is the only dog musher in the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame?" [submitted by BJP]
Answer: Emile St-Goddard of Manitoba (raced in the 1920's).

WINNERS
1. Carol Beck, Yellowknife, NWT
2. Erik Torgerson, North Branch, MN
3. Nancy MacKenzie Bruce Mines, Ontario

48. Name the only European Woman to complete the Canadian Championship Dog Derby in Yellowknife, NWT and the Iditarod, in Alaska. [submitted by Carol Beck, Yellowknife, NWT, Canada]
Answer: Monique Bene of France

WINNERS
1. Alain Forget, Saint-Paul, Quebec
2. Magali Philip, Nenana, Alaska
3. John Wood, Anchorage, Alaska

49. Everyone remembers that in 1985 Libby Riddles became the first woman to win the Iditarod . Who finished second? [submitted by Bob Allen, Huntsville, Ontario]
Answer: Dewey Halverson

WINNERS
1. Jim Cogan, St. Charles, Illinois
2. Scotty Cassens, Hot Springs, South Dakota
3. Cathy Dimon, North Pole, Alaska

50. How many countries participated in the 2001 IFSS World Championship in Fairbanks Alaska? [submitted by IN]
Answer: 14

WINNERS
1. Mallorie Denney, Redmond, Oregon
2. Nancy MacKenzie, Bruce Mines, Ontario
3. John Wood, Anchorage, Alaska

51. Who is the musher who won the last Alpirod? [submitted by Magali Philip]
Answer: Roger Leegaard (Norway) in 1995

WINNERS
1. Ivana Nolke, Salcha, Alaska
2. John Wood, Anchorage, Alaska
3. Neil Rasmussen, Grand Marais, Minnesota

52. Who was the first family to have three generations run the Iditarod simultaneously? [submitted by Amy Buckendahl]
Answer: The Seavey family, with mushers Dan, his son Mitch, and Mitch's son Danny all competing in the 2001 Iditarod.

WINNERS
1. Neil Rasmussen, Grand Marais, Minnesota
2. Magali Philip, Nenana, Alaska
3. Ivana Nolke, Salcha, Alaska

53. What new breed was introduced to the U.S. public for the first time at the IFSS 2001 Nordic Style World Championships in Fairbanks? [submitted by Ivana Nolke]
Answer: The Czech Mountain Dog. These dogs were owned by two Czech Nordic style mushers - Jiri Suchy and Sona Klikarova - and did very well in the international competition.

WINNERS
1. Magali Philip, Nenana, Alaska
2. Cathy Dimon, North Pole, Alaska
3. Nancy MacKenzie, Bruce Mines, Ontario
3. Neil Rasmussen, Grand Marais, Minnesota

54. Who won the Canadian Championship Dog Derby in Yellowknife the most consecutive times? [submitted by Trevor Lizotte, Yellowknife, NT]
Answer: Danny McQueen won 5 times in a row from 1963 to 1967.

WINNERS
1. Buddy Streeper, Fort Nelson, British Columbia
2. Donny Poulin, The Pas, Manitoba
3. Magali Philip, Nenana, Alaska

55: Who was the famous woman musher that placed second in the Fur Rendezvous in Anchorage in the only year her husband did not run that race in 27 years?
[submitted by Neil Rasmussen]
Answer: Natalie Norris

WINNERS
1. Ivana Nolke, Salcha, Alaska
2. Magali Philip, Nenana, Alaska
3. Amanda Crissinger, Wasilla, Alaska

56. In World War I dog teams carried 90 tons of ammunition to a French battery that had been cut off in the Vosges Mountain. Another group of dogs helped string over 20 miles of telephone wire in a single night. What famous musher selected the dogs and trained the young chasseurs {"Blue Devils"} to handle the dogs?
[submitted by Neil Rasmussen]
Answer: Scotty Allan

WINNERS
1. Scotty Cassens, Rapid City, South Dakota
2. Ivana Nolke, Salcha, Alaska
3. Magali Philip, Nenana, Alaska

57. Who was the last musher to drive a dog team to the summit of Mt. McKinley?
[submitted by anonymous]
Answer: Jacques Philip

WINNERS
1. Ivana Nolke, Salcha, Alaska
2. Linda Johnson, Manley Hot Springs, Alaska
3. Amanda Crissinger, Wasilla, Alaska

58. Who were the only three mushers to take home first place and rookie of the year in the Iditarod in the same year? [submitted by Amanda Crissinger]
Answer: 1973, Dick Willmarth; 1974, Carl Huntington; 1975, Emmitt Peters

WINNERS
1. Heather Hardy, Knik, Alaska
2. Neil Rasmussen, Grand Marais, Minnesota
3. Bob Allen, Huntsville Ontario
3. Jacques Philip, Nenana, Alaska

59. When was the first sled dog derby held in Laconia, New Hampshire? [submitted by Cindy Molburg, Center Harbor, NH]
Answer: 1929

WINNERS
1. Magali Philip, Nenana, Alaska
2. Matt Legal, St. Malo, Manitoba
3. Neil Rasmussen, Grand Marais, Minnesota

60.  During the late 1950's a non-typical sled dog leader was racing in the New England Circuit on Keith Bryar's Open team.  What was the leader's name and what breed of dog was he? [submitted by Steve & Deb Serbousek]
Answer: KIM and he was a Border Collie

WINNERS
1. Cindy Molburg, Center Harbor, New Hampshire
2. Sara Weik, Outing, Minnesota
3. Jim Cogan, St. Charles, Illinois

Congratulations to all the winners!

Current Quiz Questions

Questions 1 - 20
Questions 21 - 40
Questions 61 - 80

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