Statistics for The Antarctica Quiz

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  • This quiz has been taken 919 times
    (811 since last reset)
  • The average score is 8 of 19

Answer Stats

QuestionAnswer% Correct
What is the closes country to Antarctica?
* if not counting overseas territories
Chile
91%
What is the largest type of penguin in the world?{Emperor} Penguin
87%
What ocean surrounds Antarctica?Southern Ocean
73%
What country claims the largest portion of Antarctica – about 40% of the continent?Australia
71%
What explorer almost encountered the mainland Antarctica, but sailed towards
Tahiti to resupply his ship in the 1770s?
James Cook
58%
Who was the first person to reach the South Pole?Roald Amundsen
52%
What country made the first confirmed sighting of mainland Antarctica in 1820?Russia
48%
What ocean passage is located between Antarctica and South America?
* also a name for a male duck
Drake Passage
44%
In what British-controlled island is the whaling station of Grytviken located?South {Georgia}
38%
What is the name of the largest ice shelf in Antarctica?Ross
35%
What is the largest type seal in the world?Southern {Elephant} Seals
29%
What 1982 horror movie, set in Antarctica, is about a group of researchers being
hunted by a shape-shifting alien?
The Thing
29%
Emilio Palma is the first documented human to have done what in Antarctica?Be born there
25%
What name is given to the Norwegian-claimed part of Antarctica?{Queen} {Maud} Land
23%
What is the most active volcano in Antarctica?Mount Erebus
19%
What is the name of the largest lake in Antarctica?Lake Vostok
15%
What is the largest island of Antarctica?
* named for a monarch of that country
Alexander
14%
What mountain range divides Antarctica into Eastern and Western sections?{Transantarctic} Mountains
11%
What ocean current flows clockwise around Antarctica?{Circumpolar} Current
7%

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