IT's All About Antarctica Quiz

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Antarctica Quizzes & Trivia

Antarctica is Earth's southernmost continent. Antarctica is important for place when it comes to science because of its profound effect on the Earth's climate and ocean systems, it shows what our planet's climate was like over the past one million years. Test out how much you know about it through this test.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    This bird lives in Antarctica.
    • A. 

      Ostrich

    • B. 

      Penguin

  • 2. 
    Antarctica gets 24 hours of daylight on what day?
    • A. 

      June 21

    • B. 

      December 21

  • 3. 
    Antarctica averages about ____ of snow every year
    • A. 

      20 Feet

    • B. 

      2 Inches

  • 4. 
    Antarctica has the world's largest ____.
    • A. 

      Volcano

    • B. 

      Desert

  • 5. 
    The coldest temperature recorded in Antarctica is ____.
    • A. 

      -352.6°F

    • B. 

      -128.6°F

  • 6. 
    Who was the first person to fly over the South Pole?
    • A. 

      L. von Meyer

    • B. 

      R. Byrd

  • 7. 
    Have dinosaur fossils been found in the Antarctic?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 8. 
    Was Antarctica warmer during the time of the dinosaurs?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 9. 
    Is Antarctica a continent?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 10. 
    Antarctica has what percentage of the world's ice?
    • A. 

      87%

    • B. 

      47%

  • 11. 
    Antarctica is:
    • A. 

      Nearly all exposed land with some glaciers

    • B. 

      About half ice and half exposed land

    • C. 

      Mainly ice, with a few areas of exposed land

  • 12. 
    Antarctica is the worlds coldest continent, it is also, the worlds:
    • A. 

      Furthest away continent

    • B. 

      Windiest continent

    • C. 

      Foggiest continent

  • 13. 
    Has Antarctica always been cold?
    • A. 

      No, it used to be tropical

    • B. 

      Yes, it's always been covered in thick ice

    • C. 

      Yes, but sometimes the ice gets a lot thinner

  • 14. 
    How big is the largest land animal in Antarctica?
    • A. 

      About 13 m long

    • B. 

      About 13 cm long

    • C. 

      About 13 mm long

  • 15. 
    When did humans first SEE Antarctica?
    • A. 

      500 B.C.

    • B. 

      1000 A.D.

    • C. 

      1520 A.D.

    • D. 

      1820 A.D.

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