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Antarctica is the world’s most southernmost and fifth-largest continent, containing the geographic South Pole and spanning about 14,000,000 square kilometres. What other knowledge do you have on Antarctica? Find out in this true or false quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who was the second man to reach the south pole?

    • A.

      Roald Amundsen

    • B.

      Robert F. Scott

    • C.

      Douglas Mawson

    Correct Answer
    B. Robert F. Scott
    Explanation
    Robert F. Scott was the second man to reach the south pole. He led the British Antarctic Expedition from 1910 to 1913 and arrived at the pole on January 17, 1912, only to discover that Roald Amundsen had beaten him there by about a month. Scott and his team tragically perished on their return journey, making Amundsen the first to successfully reach and return from the south pole.

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  • 2. 

    Antarctica is a desert

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Antarctica is classified as a desert because it receives very little precipitation. Despite being covered in ice, the continent is considered a desert due to its extremely low annual precipitation levels. The average yearly precipitation in Antarctica is less than 200 mm, which is even lower than some of the driest deserts on Earth. Additionally, Antarctica's cold temperatures and icy conditions further contribute to its desert-like characteristics. Therefore, the statement "Antarctica is a desert" is true.

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  • 3. 

    What is the missing word in the following? The sun                      the environment

    • A.

      Colours

    • B.

      Illuminates

    • C.

      Destroys

    Correct Answer
    B. Illuminates
    Explanation
    The missing word in the sentence is "illuminates". This word is the correct answer because it fits logically in the sentence and makes sense in the context of the sun and the environment.

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  • 4. 

    Roald Amundsen was American.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Roald Amundsen was not American. He was a Norwegian explorer who is best known for being the first person to reach the South Pole in 1911. He was born in Norway and held Norwegian citizenship throughout his life. Therefore, the statement that Roald Amundsen was American is false.

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  • 5. 

    The Norwegian flag consists of............................

    • A.

      A white background with a red cross

    • B.

      Red and white background with black cross

    • C.

      A Red background with a blue cross that is outlined with white

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. A Red background with a blue cross that is outlined with white
    Explanation
    The correct answer is a red background with a blue cross that is outlined with white. This is the description of the Norwegian flag, which features a red field with a white-edged blue Scandinavian cross that extends to the edges of the flag. The flag's design is based on the Danish flag, as Norway was once part of the Kingdom of Denmark.

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  • 6. 

    The name of the blog you just read is 'Raw Antarctica'.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The correct answer is true because the statement clearly states that the name of the blog is 'Raw Antarctica'. This implies that the blog you just read is indeed called 'Raw Antarctica'.

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  • 7. 

    What is harming the Antarctic environment?

    • A.

      Farting cows

    • B.

      Global Warming

    • C.

      People

    Correct Answer
    B. Global Warming
    Explanation
    Global warming is harming the Antarctic environment because it is causing the temperature of the Earth to rise, leading to the melting of polar ice caps and glaciers. This results in rising sea levels, loss of habitat for various species, disruption of ecosystems, and changes in weather patterns. The increased temperature also affects the delicate balance of the Antarctic ecosystem, leading to the decline of certain species and the proliferation of others. Additionally, global warming can contribute to the acidification of the ocean, which can have detrimental effects on marine life.

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  • 8. 

    Polar Bears live in Antarctica.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Polar bears do not live in Antarctica. They are primarily found in the Arctic region, specifically in areas around the North Pole. Antarctica is located in the Southern Hemisphere and is home to different species of animals such as penguins and seals, but not polar bears.

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  • 9. 

    Who accused Amundsen of being responsible for Scott's death?

    • A.

      The American

    • B.

      The Public

    • C.

      Norwegians

    • D.

      His parents

    Correct Answer
    B. The Public
    Explanation
    The public accused Amundsen of being responsible for Scott's death. This suggests that there was a widespread belief or perception among the general population that Amundsen had some level of responsibility for Scott's demise. It could be inferred that the public held Amundsen accountable due to factors such as competition between the two explorers, contrasting methods or strategies used during the expedition, or perhaps a lack of understanding or misinformation regarding the circumstances surrounding Scott's death.

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  • 10. 

    Fill in the blanks There are                     species yet to be                     in the Antarctic             .

    • A.

      Not many, found,land

    • B.

      no, lost, ice

    • C.

      Numerous, discovered,waters

    Correct Answer
    C. Numerous, discovered,waters
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "numerous, discovered, waters". This is because the sentence is referring to the number of species that have been found or discovered in the waters of the Antarctic. The word "numerous" indicates that there are many species, and "discovered" suggests that these species have been found or identified. The word "waters" refers to the aquatic environment in which these species are located.

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