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Sled Dog History Quiz Questions 81 through 125

Note Some of these questions remain unanswered.

Questions 1 through 20
Questions 21 through 40
Questions 41 through 60
Questions 61 through 80

(some of the questions remain unanswered)


109. How many teams dropped out of the Inaugural running of the Yukon Quest? (Submitted by Carlleen Brehmer)
Answer: 6

WINNERS
1. Morgan Anderson, Enterprise, Oregon
2. Ryan Redington, Wasilla, Alaska
3.
Barry Siragusa, V. Gausdal, Norway

Note108. What was the reason Robert Sorlie was not present during the prize ceremony of Finnmarksløpet 2011? (Submitted by Barry Siragusa)

WINNERS
1. Neil Rasmussen, Grand Marais, Minnesota

107. Born in 1960, these half-Labrador retriever and half-Irish setter litter-mates served in the U.S. Army. In 1966, running double lead they never lost a preliminary, and won the World Championship race in Anchorage. Who were they? (submitted by Neil Rasmussen)
Answer: Happy and Wendy

WINNERS
1. Sherry Swain, Maryland
2. Rob Groth, Cleveland, Ohio
3
1. Ryan Redington, Wasilla, Alaska

106. Who once said “My dogs have taught me to not interrupt them when they’re busy running.” (submitted by Neil Rasmussen)
Answer: Cindy Gallea

WINNERS
1. Trevor Warren
2. Carlleen Brehmer
3. Jon Brown Newberry, Michigan

Note105. This Iditarod finisher first moved to Anchorage just before the very first Iditarod. How old was this musher that appeared at the Anchorage YMCA in bunny boots? This musher lived for two years in a rented basement on 7th Avenue with 16 dogs in the yard and never had one complaint. (submitted by Neil Rasmussen)

WINNERS
1. Donna Massay, Palmer, Alaska
2. Laura Neese, Newark, Ohio

104. Who holds the record for most wins in the Finnmarksløpet, longest race in Europe? How Many? (Submitted by Barry Siragusa)
Answer: Sven Engholm, 11 time winner.

WINNERS
1. Neil Rasmussen, Grand Marais, Minnesota
2. Sherry Swain, Maryland
3. Abby Leatherman, Portland, Michigan

103. Who was the first Norwegian to run the Iditarod, and in which year did they do it? (Submitted by Barry Siragusa)
Answer: Stein Haavard Fjestad, and he did it in 1977

WINNERS
1. Neil Rasmussen, Grand Marais, Minnesota
2. Sherry Swain, Maryland
3. Annie Helmsworth, Talkeetna, Alaska

102. Which Alaskan musher in the 1920-30s was known for his use of wolfdogs as sleddogs?
(Submitted by Garrett Warren)
Answer: Frank Glaser

WINNERS
1. Barry Siragusa, Gausdal, Norway
2. Annie Helmsworth, Talkeetna, Alaska
3. Cindy McCann, Palmer Alaska

101.  In 1974, Mary Shields became the first woman to complete the Iditarod. What else did she do that year that was exceptional? (Submitted by Garrett Warren)
Answer: After completing the race, she ran her team back to Anchorage, while other mushers flew theirs back by plane.

WINNERS
1. Neil Rasmussen, Grand Marais, Minnesota
2. Barry Siragusa, Gausdal, Norway
3. Doug Evans, Clear Lake, Minnesota

100. Who has won the Nome Kennel Club Fastest Time from Safety to Nome Award more times than anyone else? (Submitted by Pam)
Answer: Cim Smyth

WINNERS
1. Ryan Redington, Wasilla, Alaska
2.
Barry Siragusa, Gausdal, Norway
3. Sherry Swain, Maryland

99. In 1933, this person mushed his team from Alaska to the Lower 48. Who was he, what was his destination, and why did he make the trip? (Submitted by Garrett Warren)
Answer: Slim Williams, The World Fair in Chicago, and the reason for the trip was to scout the planned route for the Alcan Highway.

WINNERS
1. Barry Siragusa, Gausdal, Norway
2.
Shawn Linendoll, Fort Ann, New York
3. Neil Rasmussen, Grand Marais, Minnesota

Note98. What was the name of the Mail Run held in the 1980's-1990's in northeastern U.S., and where did it run? (submitted by anonymous)

97. Who called his one and only Iditarod attempt "The big Camping trip? " (submitted by Peter Lietzau)
Answer: George Atttla in 1973, finishing fourth behind Wilmarth, Vent, Dan Seavey and in front of Herby N., Isaac Okleasik and Dick Mackey.

WINNERS
1. Shawn Linendoll, Fort Ann, New York
2. Neil Rasmussen, Grand Marais, Minnesota
3. Barry Siragusa, Gausdal, Norway

96. What state legislature is going to vote on making the Chinook breed as their "state dog", and what past resident of that state developed the Chinook breed? [submitted by anonymous]
Answer: New Hampshire, Arthur T. Walden of Wonalancet, NH

WINNERS
1. Cynthia Eliason, Whitefield, New Hampshire
2. Neil Rasmussen, Grand Marais, Minnesota
3.
Shawn Linendoll, Fort Ann, New York

95. During preparation for the “73” Iditarod Dan Seavey (Seward High School History Teacher) asked this question on a history test. It was hard to pass his class without the correct answer. What was the name of Dan’s Lead dog during the “73” Iditarod race? [submitted by Dori Hollingsworth]
Answer: Genghis as in Genghis Kahn

WINNERS
1. Stephanie Price, Chilliwack, BC
2. Barry Siragusa, Lillehammer, Norway
3. Neil Rasmussen, Grand Marais, Minnesota

94. Which musher had to be evacuated from the 2006 Knik 200 for emergency surgery then ran the Iditarod 2 months later? [submitted by Michael Suprenant]
Answer: Lynda Plettner

WINNERS
1. Neil Rasmussen, Grand Marais, Minnesota
2. Bob Allen,
Youngstown, Alberta
3. Shawn Linendoll, Fort Ann, New York

93. Getting cabin fever who spent 132 days in the winter of 1931-32 mushing a small dog team alone literally across the top of Alaska on the Arctic Ocean, from Martin Point on the Beaufort Sea, west and south to Nome, 1,500 miles as the raven flies? [submitted by Neil Rasmussen]
Answer: Leslie Melvin

WINNERS
1. Greg Scrivener, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
2. Susan Allmeroth, Two Rivers, Alaska
3. Jon Brown, Newberry, Michigan

Note92. When was the resolution passed to establish the "Iditarod Trail Seppala Memorial Race" as Alaska's official state race? [submitted by Shawn Linendoll]

91. What year was the first formal sled dog race held and what was the name of the race? [submitted by Shawn Linendoll]
Answer: Year 1908, Race All Alaska Sweepstakes. Distance 408 miles

WINNERS
1. Matt Donkersloot, Steinbach, Manitoba
2. Martin Duval, Drinkwater, Saskatchewan
3. Neil Rasmussen, Grand Marais, Minnesota

90. What is the highest weight pulled in an Alaskan Canine Weight Pull in the 120 & over class? [submitted by Cathy Dimon]
Answer: 5220 lbs pulled by Susitna, a Saint Bernard owned by Francis Good. This is the state record for the greatest weight ever pulled in competition, set in 1976

WINNERS
1. Shawn Linendoll, Fort Ann, New York
2. Martin Duval, Drinkwater, Saskatchewan
3. Neil Rasmussen, Grand Marais, Minnesota

89. What dog driver went to Antarctica with Adm. Byrd (and helped save his life) and also did rescue missions in Greenland during WW II? [submitted by Anonymous]
Answer: Dick Moulton

WINNERS
1. Carl Brown, Whitefield, New Hampshire
2. Cynthia Eliason, Whitefield, New Hampshire
3. Maryann Taucar, Calgary, Alberta

88. In 1980 Joe May won the Iditarod. What were the names of his leaders? [submitted by S. Bergemann]
Answer: Wilbur & Cora Gray

WINNERS
1. Neil Rasmussen, Grand Marais, Minnesota
2. Carli Ward, Winnipeg, Manitoba
3. Shawn Linendoll, Fort Ann, New York

87. What was the name of the dog that out-pulled the legendary "Chinook" for a bet of 2 cigars? [submitted by Brian Files]
Answer: Togo

WINNERS
1. Neil Rasmussen, Grand Marais, Minnesota
2. Matt Donkersloot, Steinbach, Manitoba
3. Bob Allen, Huntsville, Ontario

86. Who was once mistaken by Karen Ramstead for a traveling disco? [submitted by Carli Ward]
Answer: Jeff King

WINNERS
1. Neil Rasmussen, Grand Marais, Minnesota
2.
Brian Files, Rockland, Maine
3. Shawn Linendoll, Fort Ann, New York

85. Who was the first woman to win the Laconia Sled Dog Derby in its 50th Anniversary Year? [submitted by Anonymous]
Answer: Deborah Ann Molburg

WINNERS
1. Neil Rasmussen, Grand Marais, Minnesota
2.
Carli Ward, Winnipeg, Manitoba
3. Matt Donkersloot, Steinbach, Manitoba

84. Which Iditarod musher dropped their hat in the honey hole of the out house and went in to fish it out, in Nulato during the 2003 Iditarod race? [submitted by Michael Suprenant]
Answer: GB Jones

WINNERS
1. Neil Rasmussen, Grand Marais, Minnesota
2.
Shawn Linendoll, Fort Ann, New York
3. Carli Ward, Winnipeg, Manitoba

83. Who was the only person in the Iditarod to start first and finish last winning the red lantern? [submitted by Shawn Linendoll, Fort Ann, NY]
Answer: Brian O'Donoghue in 1991

WINNERS
1. Karen Ramstead, Alberta, Canada
2. Neil Rasmussen, Grand Marais, Minnesota
3. Barb Redington, Wasilla, AK

82. In January 1980, the North Shore Sled Dog Association put on its sixth Gunflint Mailrun Race. They were approached by the media, WDSM radio, at the awards presentation about putting on another race in five weeks. With 26 sponsors listed, eighteen teams were in a mass start, March 15, 1980, from downtown Grand Marais, MN USA headed towards Duluth, MN. What was this race called? [submitted by Neil Rasmussen, Grand Marais, MN]
Answer: The first John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon

WINNERS
1. Karen Ramstead, Alberta, Canada
2. Shawn Linendoll, Fort Ann, New York
3. Barb Redington, Wasilla, AK

81. Amidst a hundred Secret Service agents Norman Vaughan and his dog team, gave a sled dog ride in 1981. Who was the passenger that blessed the dog team, including Satan and Devil, immediately following the ride? [submitted by Neil Rasmussen, Grand Marais, MN]
Answer: Pope John Paul II

WINNERS
1. Shawn Linendoll, Fort Ann, New York
2. Harry Alexie, Kwethluk, Alaska
3. Karen Ramstead, Alberta, Canada

Congratulations to all the winners!

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