Vocabulary
Names
Why
Numbers

100

A severe snowstorm with cold temperatures, heavy snow, and strong, steady winds

Blizzard

100

The famous dog that this book is about...

Balto

100

What was the reason the dog sleds were the only way to get the medicine to Nome?

It was the best way to travel through the snow.

100

What year did this take place?

1925

200

A group of animals harnessed together to pull a vehicle.

A Team

200

The name of the dog that lead through the most dangerous part of the route?

Togo

200

Why was the medicine needed?

A disease spread through a small town.

200

How far was it from the last train stop to Nome?

674 miles

300

The process of moving or delivering something in stages by passing is from one person to another.

Relay

300

The city in Alaska the dog sled teams were trying to get to....

Nome, Alaska

300

Why did it take more that one sled dog team?

The distance was too far for one team.

300

How many sled dog teams did it take to deliver the medicine?

20 teams

400

A condition, other than one caused by injury, that changes the way a body normally functions; an illness.

A Disease

400

People raised money to bring Balto and some of his team mates to what City to live?

Cleveland, Ohio

400

Why did they have to warm the medicine by the fire?

to keep it from freezing

400

How many dogs did it take to deliver the medicine?

150 dogs

500

A person who drives a sled pulled by dogs.

A Musher

500

The last train stop prior to handing the medicine to the sled dog team.

Nenana, Alaska

500

Why did Balto's Musher dig in the snow with frozen hands?

to find the medicine that tripped out of the sled

500

How many days did it take to deliver the medicine?

Five and a half days