Test Your Knowledge On Antarctica: A Year On Ice

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Test Your Knowledge On Antarctica: A Year On Ice - Quiz

Unleash your inner explorer with our "Antarctica: A Year on Ice" quiz! This interactive and fun challenge takes you on a journey through the icy wilderness, testing your knowledge about Anthony Powell's award-winning documentary. With questions ranging from scientific phenomena to captivating wildlife to the daily life of Antarctica's brave residents, this quiz is perfect for both film buffs and nature lovers alike. Prove your expertise or learn something new with this quiz. Try this quiz now, and you can thank us later!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Where is Anthony Powell, Director of the film, from?

    • A.

      Canada

    • B.

      Australia

    • C.

      New Zealand

    • D.

      United States

    Correct Answer
    C. New Zealand
    Explanation
    Anthony Powell, the Director of the film, is from New Zealand.

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  • 2. 

    The film features a shot of the Southern Lights. What is the scientific name for this phenomenon?

    • A.

      Aurora Borealis

    • B.

      Aurora Australis

    • C.

      Polar Aurora

    • D.

      Celestial Aurora

    Correct Answer
    B. Aurora Australis
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Aurora Australis. The Southern Lights, also known as Aurora Australis, is a natural light display that occurs in the southern hemisphere. It is caused by the interaction of charged particles from the sun with the Earth's magnetic field. This phenomenon creates beautiful and colorful lights in the sky, similar to the more well-known Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following is United States' research base in Antarctica?

    • A.

      McMurdo Station

    • B.

      Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station

    • C.

      Halley Research Station

    • D.

      Casey Station

    Correct Answer
    A. McMurdo Station
    Explanation
    McMurdo Station is the correct answer because it is the largest research base in Antarctica and is operated by the United States. It is located on the southern tip of Ross Island and serves as a logistics hub for scientific research in the region. The station supports a wide range of scientific disciplines and provides facilities for accommodation, transportation, and research activities.

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  • 4. 

    What does the film illustrate happens in Antarctica during the months of winter?

    • A.

      The sun never sets.

    • B.

      The sun never rises.

    • C.

      The temperature falls below -100 degreeS Celsius.

    • D.

      Penguins go under hibernation.

    Correct Answer
    B. The sun never rises.
    Explanation
    During the months of winter in Antarctica, the film illustrates that the sun never rises. This means that there is no daylight and the region remains in constant darkness. This phenomenon is known as the polar night, where the sun remains below the horizon for an extended period of time. It is a unique characteristic of the polar regions and has significant effects on the climate and ecosystem of Antarctica.

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  • 5. 

    What is one of the side effects of living in Antarctica mentioned in the documentary?

    • A.

      Insomnia

    • B.

      Acute Mountain Sickness

    • C.

      Heat Exhaustion

    • D.

      T3 Syndrome

    Correct Answer
    D. T3 Syndrome
    Explanation
    T3 Syndrome refers to a condition where the body's thyroid hormone levels are altered due to extreme cold temperatures. This can lead to various side effects such as fatigue, depression, weight gain, and difficulty in regulating body temperature. In the documentary, it is mentioned that living in Antarctica can lead to T3 Syndrome, indicating that this is one of the side effects experienced by individuals living in this extreme environment.

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  • 6. 

    How long did it take Anthony Powell to make "Antarctica: A Year on Ice"?

    • A.

      Over 15 years

    • B.

      Over 20 years

    • C.

      Less than a year

    • D.

      Around 5 years

    Correct Answer
    A. Over 15 years
    Explanation
    Anthony Powell took over 15 years to make "Antarctica: A Year on Ice".

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following Antarctic wildlife does the film show?

    • A.

      Penguins

    • B.

      Seals

    • C.

      Birds 

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The film shows all of the above Antarctic wildlife, including penguins, seals, and birds.

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  • 8. 

    What was the name of the annual New Year party as depicted in the film?

    • A.

      Snow Fall

    • B.

      Sun Fall

    • C.

      Ice Stock

    • D.

      Ice Call

    Correct Answer
    C. Ice Stock
    Explanation
    In the film, the annual New Year party was named "Ice Stock".

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  • 9. 

    At which film festival did the film premiere?

    • A.

      2013 Cannes Film Festival

    • B.

      2013 New Zealand International Film Festival

    • C.

      2014 Cannes Film Festival

    • D.

      2014 New Zealand International Film Festival

    Correct Answer
    B. 2013 New Zealand International Film Festival
    Explanation
    The film premiered at the 2013 New Zealand International Film Festival.

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  • 10. 

    In which film festival did the film win the award for Best Documentary?

    • A.

      Calgary International Film Festival

    • B.

      New Zealand International Film Festival

    • C.

      Sundance Film Festival

    • D.

      Toronto International Film Festival

    Correct Answer
    A. Calgary International Film Festival
    Explanation
    The film won the award for Best Documentary at the Calgary International Film Festival.

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