The Arctic primary school quiz

The sixth class in Scoil Realt Na Mara have teamed up with Charlie Bird on his Arctic adventure ( To help you get involved they have created the Arctic primary school quiz - join in

Arctic quiz

Arctic quiz


This is a quiz for primary schools. It will run each weekday until March 14th. Each day the 6th class in Scoil Realt Na Mara in Skerries will set a new question and on the last day we will publish an online form to fill in all the answers and send them to us.

All the questions are based around Charlie Bird’s videos of his trip to the Artic and you can find the answers by watching the videos. You can see them all at

Don't forget: The Irish Times will be releasing more questions every day, with a prize at the end for the school with the most correct answers, so check back often to keep up to date.

You can work in class teams or on your own. You can email if you need any information. Best of luck.



How many times had Cuckan the dog been on a plane?

This was his first time

This was his fifth time

This was his 20th time

This was his 100th time



byr1. How long did Dublin nurse Mary Byrne originally plan to spend in the Arctic?

Twelve years

One year

Three years

Five years


bird2. How long will Charlie Bird be staying in Grise Fiord?

34 days

26 days

28 days

15 days


re3. What is Grise Fiord/the Arctic also known as?

The table of the world

The cleaner of the world

The refrigerator of the world

The heater of the world


po4. How many polar bears were reported to have been eating in the dump?






a5. How much does a roundtrip ticket out of Grise Fiord cost?






mary6. What was written on Mary Byrne’s hat?

Alert XYZ

CFS Alert

CFS Ahead

CFF Albert


popo7. Name three animals that live in Grise Fiord?

Horses, dogs, musk ox

Polar bear, whales, seals

Whales, polar bears, pigs

Polar bears, cats, owls


F8. Where was Charlie’s jumper made?


Grise Fiord




cold9. What was the coldest temperature recorded on the day Charlie arrived in Grise Fiord?

0 degrees

-10 degrees

-42.1 degrees 

-54 degrees


arc10. What item of clothing could Larry make out of the seal pelt?

A hat





fg  11.  What piece of advice did Danny Osborne give to Charlie? 

   Never go out in the dark

   Always wear gloves

   Always carry a gun

   Never wrestle polar bears


12.  What type of dogs are the sleigh dogs?


Golden Retrievers



seal13.  What phrase did Larry use to describe what was happening in the clip about the seal?

What comes around goes around

Plenty more seals in the sea

The cycle of life

Water off a ducks back


th14. What is traditional Inuit singing called?

Nose singing

Throat singing

Ear singing

Hand singing


c15. How many times had Cuckan the dog been on a plane?

This was his first time

This was his fifth time

This was his 20th time

This was his 100th time









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