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  1. About one-fifth of the continent is named after which Norwegian queen?
  2. How many continents are larger than Antarctica?
  3. Which penguin endemic to Antarctica, is the biggest of all living penguin species?

  4. What species of polar bears are found in Antarctica?
  5. True or false? During summer at Antarctica, the sky is never dark?
  6. True or false? Antarctica is the world's lowest continent?
  7. What's the name of the scientific research station at the South Pole?
  8. Which sea between Victoria Land and Marie Byrd Land is the southernmost sea on Earth? It's named after a British explorer who visited this area in 1841?
  9. Which five cities in the world are commonly identified as Antarctic Gateway cities, through which nearly all cargo bound for Antarctica pass?
  10. Who on 15 December 1911 became the first person to reach the South Pole?
  11. Can you name the peak in the Ellsworth Mountains, which is the highest in Antarctica?
  12. Which ship is remembered for carrying Robert Falcon Scott's last expedition to the Antarctic in 1910?
  13. Mount Erebus is the second-highest volcano in Antarctica. Who led the party that first climbed it in 1908?
  14. One of the most abundant species in the world in terms of biomass, the overfishing of what is disrupting the Antarctic ecosystem?


  1. Queen Maud (Queen Maud Land)
  2. Four (Asia, Africa, North America, and South America are all bigger)
  3. The emperor penguin
  4. None. There are no polar bears in the Antarctic.
  5. True.
  6. False. It's the highest.
  7. Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station
  8. Ross Sea
  9. Cape Town (South Africa), Christchurch (New Zealand), Hobart (Australia), Punta Arenas (Chile), and Ushuaia (Argentina)
  10. Roald Amundsen
  11. Vinson Massif
  12. Terra Nova
  13. Ernest Shackleton
  14. Krill