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HMS Resolute (1850): Quiz


Question 1: A large partner's desk was presented to U.S. President ________ in 1880 as a gesture of thanks for the rescue and return of Resolute.
Warren G. HardingJohn W. BrickerWilliam McKinleyRutherford B. Hayes

Question 2: Meanwhile HMSs Investigator and Enterprise were sent to search the Arctic from the west via the ________, but also returned unsuccessful.
Bering StraitDiomede IslandsAlaskaChukchi Sea

Question 3: [1] Since then, the desk - known as the Resolute desk - has been used by every President except Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon and ________.
Ronald ReaganGeorge H. W. BushGerald FordDwight D. Eisenhower

Question 4: Most Presidents have used it as their official desk in the ________, but some have had it in their private study in the Executive Residence.
White HouseCross HallOval OfficeBlue Room (White House)

Question 5: The Canadian settlement of ________, is named for Resolute.
Cambridge Bay, NunavutResolute, NunavutPond Inlet, NunavutRankin Inlet, Nunavut

Question 6: Timbers from the ship were later used to construct a desk which was then presented to the ________.
United States NavyMilitary history of the United StatesPresident of the United StatesUnited States Marine Corps

Question 7: These twins stand resolute to preserve what we are looking for. Refering to the resolute desks made from the ship's timbers located in ________ and The White House.
Buckingham PalaceBalmoral CastleWindsor CastleClarence House

Question 8: HMS Resolute was a mid-19th century barque-rigged ship of the British Royal Navy, specially outfitted for ________ exploration.
North American ArcticAntarcticaDesertArctic

Question 9: Resolute was formerly the barque Ptarmigan built on the Tyne, which was purchased on 21 February 1850 and initially commissioned into the ________ as HMS Refuge, but was renamed HMS Resolute a month later.
HMS Ocean (L12)HMS Illustrious (R06)HMS Ark Royal (R07)Royal Navy

Question 10: The ship was fitted for Arctic service by Green's ________, with especially strong timbers, an internal heating system, and a polar bear as a figurehead.
DeptfordBlackwall, LondonBlackwall YardGreenwich


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