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Question 1: A base camp hut was built and 3 weeks later work began to establish the supply depots in preparation for the journey to the ________ the following austral Spring.
Roald AmundsenSouth PoleAntarcticaAmundsen-Scott South Pole Station

Question 2: His statue on the Promenade in ________, modelled by Scott's widow Kathleen, was unveiled on 9 July 1914 by Arctic explorer Sir Clements Markham.
GloucesterStroud (district)South GloucestershireCheltenham

Question 3: On his return, Shackleton asked Wilson to join his ________ to Antarctica in 1907, but partly out of loyalty to Scott, he declined.
Nimrod ExpeditionDiscovery ExpeditionFarthest SouthErnest Shackleton

Question 4: Dr Edward Adrian Wilson ("Uncle Bill") (23 July 1872 – 29 March 1912) was a notable English polar explorer, physician, naturalist, painter and ________.
BirdwatchingOrnithologyBird migrationBird

Question 5: After passing his Oxford and ________ exams with honours in Science, in 1891 he went to Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge where he read Natural Sciences, obtaining a first class degree in 1894.

Question 6: He was sent as a boarder to a Preparatory School in Clifton, ________, but after failing to gain a scholarship to Public School, he attended Cheltenham College for Boys as a day pupil.

Question 7: Then, in a vain attempt to save his companions, Captain ________ deliberately stumbled out of their tent to his death on 16 March after his frostbitten feet developed gangrene.
Terra Nova ExpeditionRobert Falcon ScottLawrence OatesEdward Adrian Wilson

Question 8: He married Oriana Souper on 16 July 1901 just three weeks before setting off for the Antarctic as a member of Robert Falcon Scott's ________.
Discovery ExpeditionErnest ShackletonTom Crean (explorer)Farthest South

Question 9: On 2 November 1902, Wilson, Scott and ________ set off on a journey that, at the time, was the southern-most trek achieved by any explorer.
Ernest ShackletonRobert Falcon ScottAntarcticaImperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition

Question 10: Wilson took part in two British expeditions to ________, the British National Antarctic Expedition (Discovery Expedition) and the Terra Nova Expedition, both under the leadership of Scott.
AntarcticaKalahari DesertDesertAtacama Desert


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