WONDER #787: What is a Sherpa?

Question 1 of 3

The Sherpa people live in the ________________________ region of Nepal.

  1. coastal
  2. Himalayan Mountain
  3. southern
  4. Andes Mountain

Question 2 of 3

Why were the Sherpa people chosen as guides for the first expeditions up Mount Everest?

  1. They are experts when it comes to the local mountainous terrain.
  2. Their population is estimated at over 150,000 people.
  3. They are advanced mountaineers.
  4. Both a and c

Question 3 of 3

According to this Wonder, what was Tenzing Norgay's great accomplishment?

  1. He was one of the first people to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
  2. He led the last expedition to the peak of Mount Everest.
  3. He invented a lift that would enable more people to climb the mountains.
  4. He taught the Sherpa people to climb mountains.

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