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Questions for Quiz 1


Over the years the CCS has held several quizzes through its journal, Cook's Log.
These are reproduced for you on our web site, so you can take part and test your knowledge of Captain Cook, even if the prizes have long ago been claimed!

Here is Quiz 1.
The questions originally appeared in 1981 (Vol. 4, no. 4, page 134) and the answers the following year (Vol. 5, no. 2, page 148).
Answers to this quiz

The Questions

Question number Question  
1. From which stamp does this impression come?
2. Which ship is portrayed on this stamp?
3. Name six stamps showing the Adventure  
4. On which stamps do Anders Sparrman and George Forster appear?  
5. Which part of which country is portrayed on this stamp?
6. The man kneeling by the telescope is also shown with the telescope on another stamp. Which one?
7. Who are these three gentlemen?  
8. On which stamps do Cook's four ships appear together?  
9. What is wrong with this stamp?
10. What was the first Cook stamp to be issued?  
11. At whom are the ships firing?
12. Which animal and birds, that Cook saw, have appeared on Australian stamps?  
13. Why is this stamp relevant to a Cook collection?
14. Where is this scene?
15. Name as many stamps as you can that could be used to illustrate Cook's life before he joined the Royal Navy  

Updated: April 2004

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