Mount Everest Quiz

At 11.30 on 29th May 1953, Sherpa Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary made the most significant first ascent in mountaineering history by reaching the summit of Mount Everest, from Nepal via the Western Cwm and South Col. 2003 is the Golden Jubilee year of that ascent (first published in June 2003 Scouting magazine.)

1. Mount Everest is named after?

(a) A double glazing company
(b) The chief surveyor for India, Sir George Everest
(c) The capital city of Nepal
(d) A famous Victorian ice cream.

2. In 2001 Marco Siffredi completed the first ever descent of Everest using what?

(a) A snowboard
(b) A pair of skis
(c) A parachute
(d) A toboggan

3. Half of Mount Everest is located in Tibet, but what is the capital city of Tibet?

(a) Kathmandu
(b) Lhasa
(c) Calcutta
(d) Kuala Lumpur

4. What is the name of the spiritual leader of Tibet?

(a) The Archbishop of Canterbury
(b) Gengis Khan
(c) The Dalai Lama
(d) The Bengal Dragon

5. Sir Edmund Hillary is from which country?

(a) Scotland
(b) Australia
(c) Canada
(d) New Zealand

6. Apa Sherpa has made more ascents of Everest than anyone else has, but how many has he made?

(a) 11
(b) 8
(c) 19
(d) 34

7. How high is Mount Everest?

(a) 8848 m
(b) 7848 m
(c) 9948 m
(d) 12,048 m

8. How many peaks in the world are over 8000m?

(a) 12
(b) 14
(c) 16
(d) 20

9. How many people were recorded as having reached the peak of Everest in 2002?

(a) 6
(b) 66
(c) 106
(d) 159

10. In which continent would you find Mount Everest?

(a) Europe
(b) Asia
(c) Antarctica
(d) Africa

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ANSWERS: 1(b); 2 (a) ; 3(b); 4(c); 5(d); 6(a); 7(a); 8(b); 9(d); 10(b)

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