The Antarctica Quiz

Can you answer these questions about Antarctica?
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Last updated: December 10, 2020
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What is the largest type of penguin in the world?
Emperor Penguin
What is the closes country to Antarctica?
* if not counting overseas territories
Chile
What ocean surrounds Antarctica?
Southern Ocean
Who was the first person to reach the South Pole?
Roald Amundsen
What explorer almost encountered the mainland Antarctica, but sailed towards
Tahiti to resupply his ship in the 1770s?
James Cook
What is the name of the largest ice shelf in Antarctica?
Ross
What country claims the largest portion of Antarctica – about 40% of the continent?
Australia
What is the largest type seal in the world?
Southern Elephant Seals
What is the name of the largest lake in Antarctica?
Lake Vostok
What is the most active volcano in Antarctica?
Mount Erebus
What ocean passage is located between Antarctica and South America?
* also a name for a male duck
Drake Passage
What 1982 horror movie, set in Antarctica, is about a group of researchers being
hunted by a shape-shifting alien?
The Thing
In what British-controlled is the whaling station of Grytviken located?
South Georgia
What country was made first confirmed sighting of mainland Antarctica in 1820?
Russia
What is the largest island of Antarctica?
* common men's name starting with A
Alexander
What name is given to the Norwegian-claimed part of Antarctica?
Queen Maud Land
Emilio Palma is the first documented human to have done what in Antarctica?
Be born there
What mountain range divides Antarctica into East and West sections?
Transantarctic Mountains
What ocean current flows clockwise around Antarctica?
Circumpolar Current
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