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Trivia Quiz - Antarctica Geographic Facts


Trivia questions about geography, animals, exploration, and research stations of Antarctica.

Quiz Number: 5407
Date Submitted: September 26, 2014
Quiz Categories: Geography
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: bill
Average Score: 66.3 percent
Times Taken: 30 times
Taken by Registered Users: 4

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Antarctica Geographic Facts
(Image Source: Antarctica Map @ antarcticconnection.com)

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1. In what hemisphere is Antarctica located?
  A.   southern hemisphere
  B.   northern hemisphere
  C.   both hemisheres
  D.   neither hemishere

2. Which of the following is true of Antarctica?
  A.   world's largest continent
  B.   world's largest desert
  C.   world's largest island
  D.   all of the above

3. In terms of human population, where does Antarctica rank against the other six continents of the world?
  A.   1st
  B.   4th
  C.   6th
  D.   7th

4. Antarctica lies almost entirely south of what major circle (or parallel) of latitude?
  A.   Equator
  B.   Arctic Cirlce
  C.   Antarctic Cirlce
  D.   Tropic of Cancer

5. Most tourists who visit Antarctica visit the Antarctic Peninsula which is closest to and most easily accessible from what South American country?
  A.   Brazil
  B.   Columbia
  C.   Chile
  D.   Argentina

6. A Norwegian team was the first to reach the South Pole arriving at 90 degrees South in 1911. What famous explorer led this team?
  A.   Sverre Hassel
  B.   Thorvald Nilsen
  C.   Roald Amundsen
  D.   Leif Erikson

7. The Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station, the only research station located at the South Pole, is owned and occupied by what country?
  A.   United States of America
  B.   France
  C.   Norway
  D.   New Zealand

8. What 2005 French nature documentary chronicles the yearly journey of the Emperor Penguins of Antarctica. What is the name of the documentary?
  A.   March of the Penguins
  B.   Those Wacky Penguins!
  C.   Penguins Are Cccccool!
  D.   Too Cold to Go Anywhere

9. Which of the following animals is not native to Antarctica?
  A.   penguin
  B.   polar bear
  C.   krill
  D.   albatross

10. Antarctica is surrounded by the southernmost waters of the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Oceans. Cumulatively, these waters are commonly known as what?
  A.   Arctic Ocean
  B.   McMurdo Sea
  C.   Antarctic Ocean
  D.   Southern Ocean


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