A Quiz For Mr. Dave

from Stephanie

Dear Mr. Dave,

How are you? I am fine. This is Stephanie. I got your letter today. Thank you for writing back. It is strange because you said, "We have been getting a lot of snow here." Guess what? I am wearing shorts. That is weird to me because it is snowing there but I am wearing shorts. It doesn't make sense!!! I hope you will get to see the National Geographic soon. I know you probably will not get to see it for a while but eventually you will get to see it. (I hope) I have some questions for you.

1) Nathaniel B. Palmer was a U.S. ___ _______.

2) He may have been the _____ explorer to see Antarctica.
A. third
B. first
C. second

3) The ice that looks like different shapes is _______ ___.
A. Grease Ice
B. Pancake Ice
C. Ice Floes

I gotta go now.

P.S. Nathaniel B. Palmer has the same last name as I do.

Hi Stephanie,

Yes you do have the same last name as Nathaniel B. Palmer. I wonder if you are related in some way? Our seasons are reversed, you are going into summer, and I am going into winter. My summer weather and your winter weather were about as cold, but my winter will be much colder than your summer. We had a group of Emperor penguins hanging around for a few days. They did not come back today. It was really neat to watch them play on the ice. In the early morning, when things were quiet, I could hear them trumpeting on the ice. It sounded like they were blowing party horns. They were too far out to get any good pictures.

OK quiz time.....

1. ship captain
2. A
3. C
How did I do?
Thanks for writing,
David Hess NK3T

Presently living in beautiful downtown McMurdo, Antarctica.

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