Arctic Ocean General Knowledge

Can you answer these general knowledge questions about the Arctic Ocean?
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Last updated: September 8, 2020
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Part of what far-north Norwegian island chain is the island of Spitsbergen?
Svalbard
What strait connects the Arctic and Pacific Oceans?
Bering Strait
What name is given to the indigenous people who inhabit the Arctic area?
Inuit / Eskimo
What is the name of the "snow house" the above live in?
Igloo
What island contains Canada's northernmost point?
Ellesmere Island
What animal's scientific name is Ursus maritimus?
Polar Bear
What are Eyjafjallajökull and Öræfajökull in Iceland?
Volcanoes
What city is considered the northernmost settlement in the U.S. soil?
Barrow
Who was the first European to settle in Greenland in the late 10th century?
Erik the Red
What region is shared by Finland, Norway, Sweden and Russia?
Lapland
What ethnic group mainly inhabits that region?
Sami
What is the most populous city north of the Arctic Circle?
Murmansk
What "colourful" sea is located south of the Kola peninsula?
White Sea
What is the northernmost town in the world with more than 10,000 inhabitants?
Hammerfest
What territory of Canada controls most of nation's islands?
Nunavut
What are the names of the three "Great Siberian" rivers? (name any)
Lena | Ob | Yenisei
What type of large bovid lives along the Arctic coasts?
Muskox
What tusked relative of the seal's name starts with W?
Walrus
What type of biome, starting with T, covers all coastal areas along the Arctic Ocean?
Tundra
What covers 81% of the area of Greenland?
Greenland ice sheet
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Level 70
Mar 10, 2021
Great quiz! Although the name Barrow is widely used and should remain an acceptable type-in, Utqiagvik is the only official name and should probably be displayed as the main answer.