Antarctica - General Knowledge Question and Answer

Antarctica - Question and Answer

Complete the sentence-

Antarctica is the Earth's  


Northernmost continent
Middle continent
Unknown continent
Southernmost continent

Answer:

Antarctica is Earth's Southernmost continent. It contains the geographic South Pole and is situated in the Antarctic region of the Southern Hemisphere, almost entirely south of the Antarctic Circle, and is surrounded by the Southern Ocean.


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Which is the highest peak in Antarctica?  


Mount Tyree
Vinson Massif
Mount Shinn
Mount Markham

Answer:

Vinson Massif, the highest peak in Antarctica at 4,892 m (16,050 ft), is located in the Ellsworth Mountains.


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Which of the following birds does not breed exclusively in Antarctica?  


Emperor penguin
South Polar skua
Golden eagle
Antarctic petrel

Answer:

Golden eagle does not breed exclusively in Antarctica


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Which is Antarctica's active volcano?  


Mount Berlin
Mount Erebus
Mount Hampton
Mount Moulton

Answer:

Mount Erebus is the second-highest volcano in Antarctica (after Mount Sidley) and the southernmost active volcano on Earth. It is the sixth highest ultra mountain on an island. With a summit elevation of 3,794 meters (12,448 ft), it is located on Ross Island, which is also home to three inactive volcanoes, Mount Terror, Mount Bird, and Mount Terra Nova.


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Which of these animals do you NOT get in Antarctica?  


Penguins
Whales
Polar bears
Seals

Answer:

Polar bears are not in Antarctica.


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Which is the largest lake in Antarctica?  


Lake Ellsworth
Lake Vostok
Lake Untersee
Lake Whillans

Answer:

Lake Vostok is the largest of Antarctica's almost 400 known subglacial lakes. Lake Vostok is located at the southern Pole of Cold, beneath Russia's Vostok Station under the surface of the central East Antarctic Ice Sheet, which is at 3,488 m (11,444 ft) above mean sea level. The surface of this fresh water lake is approximately 4,000 m (13,100 ft) under the surface of the ice, which places it at approximately 500 m (1,600 ft) below sea level.


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In which year The Antarctic Treaty signed?  


1945
1954
1959
1970

Answer:

The Antarctic Treaty was signed in Washington on 1 December 1959 by the twelve countries whose scientists had been active in and around Antarctica during the International Geophysical Year (IGY) of 1957-58. It entered into force in 1961 and has since been acceded to by many other nations. The total number of Parties to the Treaty is now 53.


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Total area of Antarctica is  


14,000,000 sq km
10,000,000 sq mile
5,400,000 sq km
10,000,000 sq km

Answer:

At 14,000,000 square kilometres (5,400,000 square miles), it is the fifth-largest continent. For comparison, Antarctica is nearly twice the size of Australia. About 98% of Antarctica is covered by ice that averages 1.9 km (1.2 mi; 6,200 ft) in thickness, which extends to all but the northernmost reaches of the Antarctic Peninsula.


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