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Question 1: ________ and arctic fox are also known to den on the island.
CoyoteRed FoxRaccoonBobcat

Question 2: The report states that a decrease in ________, and consequent increase in coastal erosion, poses a serious threat to Herschel Island's historic resources.
Sea iceArctic OceanAntarcticaDrift ice

Question 3: Herschel Island Territorial Park, together with Ivvavik National Park and Vuntut National Park (both on the Yukon mainland), is a leading contender to become Canada's next ________ World Heritage Site.
United Nations High Commissioner for RefugeesSpecial Court for Sierra LeoneUNESCOUNICEF

Question 4: The first European to sight the island was explorer Sir ________, who reached it in 1826 and named it after his friend, scientist Sir John Herschel.
HMS Terror (1813)Franklin's lost expeditionHMS Erebus (1826)John Franklin

Question 5: Bowhead whales can still be seen from Herschel as they migrate westward to the ________ in September, feeding close to the surface on krill.
Pacific OceanChukchi SeaArctic OceanBering Sea

Question 6: In 1903 RCMP ________ Francis J.
InspectorSergeantCriminal Investigation DepartmentPolice

Question 7: The following year, he and ________ Sutherland established a detachment on the island, which was at first based in two small sod huts.
PoliceConstableUnited StatesEngland

Question 8: Anglican ________ Isaac Stringer first visited Herschel Island in 1893.
State religionMissionaryChristianityIslam

Question 9: Court officials traveled from ________ for the trial of two Inuvialuit men charged with murder.
Downtown Edmonton124 Street, EdmontonOld StrathconaEdmonton

Question 10: The ________ is a major predator of ringed seals.
Polar bearWalrusLionSea otter


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