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Physical Location map Antarctica, Azimuthal equidistant projection Longitude of central meridian: 0° Latitude of projection origin: -90° Tangent latitude at the map boundaries: -60°; geographic limits of the map: -135°,-47.57359° to 45°,-47.57359° (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Antarctica Quiz Questions

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1. Who named the continent Antarctica?
a) John George Bartholomew
b) James Cook
c) Mikhail Lazarev
d) Nathaniel Palmer

2. Antarctica has two meanings. One is ‘Opposite to the Arctic’. Which is the second meaning?
a) Opposite to the east
b) Opposite to the north
c) Opposite to the south
d) Opposite to the west

3. When did James Cook first cross the Antarctic Circle?
a) 17 January 1773
b) 7 February 1821
c) 18 September 1774
d) 16 November 1776

4. When did Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen sight Antarctica’s continental shelf?
a) 21 December 1824
b) 14 October 1823
c) 22 July 1822
d) 20 January 1820

5. When did Henrik Johan Bull land on Antarctica?
a) 19 April 1875
b) 25 January 1895
c) 31 December 1900
d) 25 August 1890

6. Who reached the South Pole on 14 December 1911?
a) Roald Amundsen
b) Ernest Shackleton
c) James Clark Ross
d) David Henry Lewis

7. Which is Antarctica’s and world’s southernmost active volcano?
a) Mount Parry
b) Mount Minto
c) Mount Erebus
d) Mount Pinatubo

8. Which country claims Queen Maud Land?
a) Australia
b) New Zealand
c) France
d) Norway

9. Which is the highest peak in Antarctica?
a) Vinson Massif
b) Hawkes Heights
c) Mount Kirkpatrick
d) Mount Terror

10. Which of the following birds does not breed exclusively in Antarctica?
a) Emperor penguin
b) South Polar skua
c) Golden eagle
d) Antarctic petrel

Antarctica Quiz Questions with Answers

Roald Amundsen

Roald Amundsen (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1. Who named the continent Antarctica?
a) John George Bartholomew

2. Antarctica has two meanings. One is ‘Opposite to the Arctic’. Which is the second meaning?
b) Opposite to the north

3. When did James Cook first cross the Antarctic Circle?
a) 17 January 1773

4. When did Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen sight Antarctica’s continental shelf?
d) 20 January 1820

5. When did Henrik Johan Bull land on Antarctica?
b) 25 January 1895

6. Who reached the South Pole on 14 December 1911?
a) Roald Amundsen

7. Which is Antarctica’s and world’s southernmost active volcano?
c) Mount Erebus

8. Which country claims Queen Maud Land?
d) Norway

9. Which is the highest peak in Antarctica?
a) Vinson Massif

10. Which of the following birds does not breed exclusively in Antarctica?
c) Golden eagle

Originally posted 2015-07-20 08:38:57. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Updated: July 26, 2016 — 9:53 pm

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