How Much Do You Know About Antarctica?

Antarctica might seem pretty cut and dry, but how much do you really know about Antarctica! Take these 12 questions and find out!
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What was the coldest temperature ever recorded in Antarctica?
-128.5 Degrees F
-140.2 Degrees F
-123.6 degrees F
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Which country operates Vostok station in Antarctica?
Russia
France
The United States
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What is the highest temperature ever recorded at Vostok Station?
6.8 degrees F
12.8 degrees F
32 degrees F
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True or False: Antarctica is warmer than the north pole.
True
False
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True or False: Antarctica is the second-largest desert on Earth
1 mile
2 miles
3 miles
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How much of Earth's fresh water is frozen in Antarctica's ice sheet?
70 percent
30 Percent
20 percent
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How much would sea levels rise if Antarctica's ice sheets were to melt?
50 feet
100 feet
200 feet
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What size is Antarctica in comparison to other continents?
It's the fifth largest
It's the fourth largets
It's the third largest
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In 2011 and 2012, how long did it take one British explorer to cross the continent on skis?
59 days
79 days
112 days
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How many square miles is the Antarctic sheet?
14 million square km
10 million square km
9 million square km
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When was the first child born in Antarctica?
1956
1979
1999
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To date, what's the maximum depth recorded at Lake Whillans, which lies beneath about 2,600 feet of ice?
7 feet
70 feet
700 feet
Result
Based on the results of this quiz, you're a bit clueless when it comes to the continent of Antarctica. While you may know the basics on this icy terrain, you're far from an expert just yet.

C+, Antarctica Clueless

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are Antarctica cool! When it comes to this frozen continent you're almost an expert. While you may not know it all, you know way more than the average American.

B+, Antarctica Cool

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Based on the results of this quiz, you're an Antarctic expert! Go ahead and brag a little! While many will claim to know the ins and outs of this continent, you actually do. There's not much that you don't know about this beautiful but frozen tundra.

A+, Antarctic Expert

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1
What was the coldest temperature ever recorded in Antarctica?
-128.5 Degrees F
-140.2 Degrees F
-123.6 degrees F
2
Which country operates Vostok station in Antarctica?
Russia
France
The United States
3
What is the highest temperature ever recorded at Vostok Station?
6.8 degrees F
12.8 degrees F
32 degrees F
4
True or False: Antarctica is warmer than the north pole.
True
False
5
True or False: Antarctica is the second-largest desert on Earth
1 mile
2 miles
3 miles
6
How much of Earth's fresh water is frozen in Antarctica's ice sheet?
70 percent
30 Percent
20 percent
7
How much would sea levels rise if Antarctica's ice sheets were to melt?
50 feet
100 feet
200 feet
8
What size is Antarctica in comparison to other continents?
It's the fifth largest
It's the fourth largets
It's the third largest
9
In 2011 and 2012, how long did it take one British explorer to cross the continent on skis?
59 days
79 days
112 days
10
How many square miles is the Antarctic sheet?
14 million square km
10 million square km
9 million square km
11
When was the first child born in Antarctica?
1956
1979
1999
12
To date, what's the maximum depth recorded at Lake Whillans, which lies beneath about 2,600 feet of ice?
7 feet
70 feet
700 feet