Wednesday, 16 September 2020





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 Antarctica - Questions

Please read the article on Antarctica here before answering the questions.

First Sightings

1) Which of these men were not one of the first 3 to see Antarctica? 

a) Fabian von Bellingshausen b) Edward Bransfield

c) Nathaniel Palmer d) Robert Falcon Scott

2) What year was Antarctica first sighted?

a) 1820 b) 1920

b) 2020 c) 1840

First Landing

3) Who was the first person to land on Antarctica? 

a) Edward Bransfield b) Robert Falcon Scott

c) Dave Johnis d) John Davis

4) What is a sealer? 

a) Someone who seals things b) Someone who trains seals to do tricks

c) Someone who hunts seals d) Someone who sleeps on a Sealy Posturepedic Mattress


5) Do historians believe he was the first person to land in Antarctica?

a) Yes b) No

c) They aren’t sure d) I don’t even know what a Historian is, and I was too lazy to

 google it

First exploration

6) Who was the first person to embark on a proper exhibition of Antarctica? 

a) Ernest Shackleton b) Matt Goodwin

c) William Wallace d) I tried to google it but I couldn’t find the answer, even though 

the answer is in the article and I could just read it

First to reach the South poleFive men in heavy polar clothing. All look unhappy. The standing men are carrying flagstaffs and a Union flag flies from a mast in the background.

7) Who was the first person to reach the south pole?

a) Roald Amundsen b) Robert Falcon Scott

8) How did Scott and his team die?

a) Old age b) Froze to death in a blizzard

c) Shipwreck d) Trick question. They are still alive

Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Antarticita Questions

Antarctic Ice - Questions

Please read the article on Antarctica here before answering the questions.

The Ice Sheet

1) Antarctica is covered in a... 

a) Tiny Ice Sheet b) Medium Ice Sheet

c) Giant Ice Sheet d) Is that like a blanket of ice? (yes it is)

2) On average the ice sheet is:

a) Over 2km deep b) Under 2km deep

3) At its thickest point the ice is:

a) 4km deep b) 5km deep

c) 6km deep d) 7km deep

4) At its thickest point how many Sky Towers could you fit?

a) 2-3 b) 20

c) 6 d) 12

Hidden in the ice

5) What land features does the article not mention hidden in the ice

a) Lakes b) Mountains

c) Waterfalls d) Rocks

6) Which is bigger?

a) Lake Taupo b) Lake Vostok

7) What is the name of the mountain range buried in the ice? 

a) Gamburtsev b) Vostok

c) Ruapehu d) Taupo

Frozen Desert

8) What makes it a desert? 

a) sand b) little rainfall

c) camels d) I like turtles

9) Is Antarctica dry? 

a) No it’s made of ice b) Yes because ice isn’t wet (only melted ice)

c) I don’t even know d) I still like turtles


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