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Quiz Questions 61 - 80

Questions 1 - 20
Questions 21 - 40
Questions 41 - 60

Current Quiz Questions

As of 8/6/07 all questions have been answered.


61. What was the brave and dangerous action that Libby Riddles took that allowed her, the under dog with no chance of even finishing in the top 10, to become the first women to win the Iditarod? [submitted by Amy Buckendahl, Manchester, IA]
Answer: She raced into a severe storm that no one else would, to gain the lead. She spent the night with dog booties tucked into her face mask.

WINNERS
1. Neil Rasmussen, Grand Marais, Minnesota
2. Dylan Harris, Etna, Wyoming
3. Ivana Nolke, Salcha, Alaska

62. Who was the 1982 Iditarod finisher who's grandmother was a consistent winner in the women's race in Kokrines, Alaska, in the early years. [submitted by Neil Rasmussen, Grand Marais, MN]
Answer: Rose Albert (Her grandmother Alice Albert loved racing)

WINNERS
1. Arlene Anderson, Cadillac, Michigan
2. John Schultheis, Wasilla, Alaska
3. Mike Suprenant, Chugiak, Alaska

63. Which musher spent 18 hours looking for his dog team in a heavy snowstorm in the 1991 Iditarod? [submitted by Tammi Rego, Two Rivers, AK]
Answer: Joe Garnie

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

64. What was the name of the polar explorer who first introduced the breed of Samoyed dogs to the public and on what occasion. [submitted by Ivana Nolke, Salcha, AK]
Answer: Fridtjof Nansen during his expedition to the North pole (in the year 1893).

WINNERS
1. Erik Torgerson, North Branch, Minnesota
2. Neil Rasmussen, Grand Marais, Minnesota
3. Jim Benson, Blaine, Minnesota

65. In the beginning of the 20th century mail in Alaska was distributed by dog teams. Then during the twenties and thirties this form of mail distribution came to and end. What was the cause? [submitted by Ivana Nolke, Salcha, AK]
Answer
: Various airlines took over mail distribution (dogs were replaced by airplanes).

WINNERS
1. Neil Rasmussen, Grand Marais, Minnesota
2.
Erik Torgerson North Branch, Minnesota
3. Mary Lou Mercier, La Valle, Wisconsin

66. What was the name of the Siberian dog that led Iron Man Johnson's record-breaking run in 1910 over the 408-mile All-Alaska Sweepstakes course in 74:14:22? [submitted by Neil Rasmussen, Grand Marais, MN]
Answer: Kolyma

WINNERS
1. Deb Serbousek, Iron River, Wisconsin
2.
Nancy MacKenzie, Bruce Mines, Ontario
3. Erik Torgerson North Branch, Minnesota

67. Gareth Wright's first racing leader, Flash, a Johnny Allen dog, was originally trained to what kind of signals before learning voice commands? [submitted by Neil Rasmussen, Grand Marais, MN]
Answer: Hand Signals

WINNERS
1. Erik Torgerson North Branch, Minnesota
2. John Leither, Brighton, Colorado
3. Jim Benson, Blaine, Minnesota

68. How many mushers took part in the "race for life" event which took place in 1925 and brought lifesaving serum to disease stricken Nome? [submitted by Ivana Nolke, Salcha, AK]
Answer: 20

WINNERS
1. Erik Torgerson North Branch, Minnesota
2. Deb Serbousek, Iron River, Wisconsin
3. Neil Rasmussen, Grand Marais, Minnesota

69. During the second world war sled dogs and their drivers were trained for rescue work in the arctic. At that time there were three US Army training centers for these dogs in the United States. In what three states were they located? [submitted by Ivana Nolke, Salcha, AK]
Answer: Maine, Montana, Alaska

WINNERS
1. Neil Rasmussen, Grand Marais, Minnesota
2. Erik Torgerson, North Branch, Minnesota
3. Jim Benson, Blaine, Minnesota

70. Who holds the slowest Iditarod red lantern time? [submitted by Amanda Crisisnger]
Answer: John Schultz, 1973, 32 days, 5 hrs, 9 mins, 1 sec

WINNERS
1. Dawn Taylor, Avon, Indiana
2. Jim Benson, Blaine, Minnesota
3. Jacques Philip, Nenana, Alaska
3.
Matt Donkersloot, Steinbach, Manitoba

71. Who was the Dog Musher who set the all-time record in the All-Alaska Sweepstakes Race from Nome to Candle (400 miles) back in 1910 of 74 hours?  Rick Swenson and Sonny Lindner tried to break this record in 1983, but didn't come close! [submitted by John Skilbred]
Answer: John "Iron Man" Johnson (a Norwegian emigrant running a team of first generation Siberian huskies from the Anadyr region of Siberia).

WINNERS
1. Dawn Taylor, Avon, Indiana
2. Magali Philip, Nenana, Alaska
3. Ivana Nolke, Salcha, Alaska

72. The first time a musher won the Open North American Championship race in Fairbanks 3 years in a row the lead dog was a little bitch named Canyon. Who was the musher and what were the years? [submitted by Neil Rasmussen, Grand Marais, MN]
Answer: Horace "Holy" Smoke, 1951, 1952, 1953. Canyon died, during the year following the 1953 race, and Smoke never won the race again.

WINNERS
1. Magali Philip, Nenana, Alaska
2.
Matt Donkersloot, Steinbach, Manitoba
3. Amanda Crissinger Wasilla, Alaska

73. Identify this dog and the breeder! [submitted by Magali Philip, Nenana, Alaska]
Answer: "Victor, bred by Sandy Saunderson
Note: Only the second question ever to be completed the same day it was posted!  You guys are too sharp!

Name this dog and his breeder

WINNERS
1. John Wood, Willow, Alaska
2. Ivana Nolke, Salcha, Alaska

3. Jim Cogan, St. Charles, Illinois
3. Bob Allen, Huntsville, Ontario

74. Who came in third in the 1946 Anchorage Fur Rendezvous and then came back to win the 1947 and 1948 running of the Fur Rendezvous? [submitted by Tony Donkersloot, Steinbach, MB]
Answer: Earl Norris

WINNERS
1. Bob Allen, Huntsville, Ontario
2. Neil Rasmussen, Grand Marais, Minnesota
3. Magali Philip, Nenana, Alaska

75. Which member of the transantartica expedition also race in the Yukon Quest, IRMSSSDR and many other races. [submitted by Magali Philip, Nenana, Alaska]
Answer: Keizo Funatsu who now lives in Two Rivers, near Fairbanks.

WINNERS
1. Bob Allen, Huntsville, Ontario
2. Ivana Nolke, Salcha, Alaska
3. Neil Rasmussen, Grand Marais, Minnesota

76. During the 1992 Iditarod who were referred to as the "Koyuk five"? As a bonus, Why were they called the "Koyuk five"? [submitted by Jacob Boyd, Warroad, Minnesota]
Answer: Vern Cherneski, James Reiter, Jim Davis, John Peterson, Loren Weaver. They were called the Koyuk five because they were stranded in Koyuk because of storms and finished 3 days after everyone else.

WINNERS
1. Neil Rasmussen, Grand Marais, Minnesota
2.
Heather Hardy, Wasilla, Alaska
3. Taylor Brehmer, Abrams Wisconsin

77. A lead dog named Mitt Grabber was one of twenty dogs that reached the North Pole in what expedition? [submitted by Neil Rasmussen, Grand Marais, Minnesota]
Answer: The 1986 Steger International Polar Expedition

WINNERS
1. Ami Gjestson, Two  Rivers, Alaska
2. Ivana Nolke, Salcha, Alaska
3. Jim Benson,
Blaine, Minnesota

78. What is the name of the polar explorer musher Norman Vaughan accompanied on his trip to Antarctica (in 1928 - 1930)? [submitted by Ivana Nolke, Salcha, AK]
Answer: Richard Byrd

WINNERS
1. Neil Rasmussen, Grand Marais, Minnesota
2. Jake Levi,
Curran, Michigan
3. Erik Torgerson, North Branch, Minnesota

79. On January 20, 1981 Joe and Vi Redington, Herbie and Elizabeth Nayokpuk, and Norman Vaughan {who brought a date} drove three dog sleds and three nine dog teams. Where did they go? [submitted by Neil Rasmussen, Grand Marais, Minnesota]
Answer: Down Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington D.C., U.S.A. They were in Ronald Reagan's first inaugural parade 25 feet behind a group of horses.

WINNERS
1. Erik Torgerson, North Branch, Minnesota
2. Shaynee Seipke, Gladwin, Michigan
3. Shawn Linendoll, Fort Ann, New York

80. Who was the first female to win the Junior Iditarod? [submitted by Amanda Crisisnger]
Answer: Christine Delia, 1981, 17 hrs. 14 mins 12 secs

WINNERS
1. Neil Rasmussen, Grand Marais, Minnesota
2.
Shaynee Seipke, Gladwin, Michigan
3. Shawn Linendoll, Fort Ann, New York

Congratulations to all the winners!

Current Quiz Questions

Questions 1 - 20
Questions 21 - 40
Questions 41 - 60

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