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Antarctica

4.1
(21 votes)
14 questions
English
Facts about Antarctica
1
Blur reveal

Who discovered mainland of Antarctica?

Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen

Fernão de Magalhães

James Clark Ross

James Cook

Hard  23% got this right

Bellingshausen was a cartographer, explorer, and naval officer of the Russian Empire
2
Blur reveal

Who was the first to reach south pole?

Roald Amundsen

Jean-Baptiste Charcot

Robert Falcon Scott

Sir Edmund Hillary

Hard  31% got this right

Norwegian explorer who was first to reach both south and north pole
3

Which of following penguins inhabit Antarctica?

Adélie penguin

Emperor penguin

Humboldt penguin

Yellow-eyed penguin

43% got this right

Only 8 out of 17 species of penguins live in Antarctica region. Those 2 species can only be found on the continent
4

What is the lowest temperature measured in Antarctica?

-99
-89
-69
°C

58% got this right

Lowest natural temperature on earth −89.2 °C was measured in Vostok Station in Antarctica on 21 July 1983
5

On 1959, one scientist killed another one with an ice axe at Soviet Union Vostok Station. Why?

He lost the game of chess

His balalaika(musical instrument) got broken

The victim insulted his mother

The victim refused to give him vodka

Hard  23% got this right

Afterwards, chess games were banned at Soviet Antarctic stations
6

Locate McMurdo Station?

Hard  18% got this right

It is operated by the United States
7

Which of the following are true? It is the ...

Coldest continent

Driest continent

Highest continent (average elevation)

Smallest continent

77% got this right

8

How much of the Earth’s fresh water is stored in Antarctica?

10
70
90
%

51% got this right

It is mostly bound up in the enormous ice sheet so you won’t be drinking out of too many running streams there
9

Which of those do not live in Antarctica?

Snakes

Flies

Rats

Spiders

Hard  22% got this right

Rats were introduced there by humans
10

What is the antipode of south pole?

North pole

60% got this right

Antipodes are specific points on the Earth that are directly opposite each other
11

What is the average thickness of Antarctic ice sheet?

100
1900
2100
m

Hard  20% got this right

East Antarctic Ice Sheet holds the thickest ice on Earth, at 4800m
12

What is Antarcticas top level domain?

.aq

.ac

.an

.as

Hard  20% got this right

13

What was the name of the 1982 horror/scifi movie of shape-shifting alien that conquered the station in Antarctica?

The Thing

Hard  30% got this right

Some say it actually did not happen....
14
Iris reveal

What's the name of the biggest ice shelf in Antarctica?

Ross

53% got this right

As of 2013, an area of roughly 500,809 square kilometers, about the size of France