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"A quiz about polar peculiarities and differences between North and South Pole."
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Both polar regions, aka Arctic and Antarctic, are famous for being very, very cold. Which one is colder, the North or South Pole?
Both are about the same.
Neither are very cold, Siberia is much colder.
Are the North and South Pole on water or on land?
The South Pole is on water, the North Pole is on land.
They are both on land.
They are both on water.
The North Pole is on water, the South Pole is on land.
So the polar regions are cold, but are they also wet?
It doesn't rain often, but regularly.
No, they are as dry as a desert.
About as wet as London or New York.
Yes, several meters (yards) of snow fall every year.
There is a difference between the heights (altitudes) of the North and South Poles.
The Antarctic Treaty defines Antarctica as all the lands south of 60 degrees south latitude. The population of that area is never more than 5,000 people in summer, about 1,000 in winter.
The Arctic is less well-defined, but how many people live north of the 60 degree north latitude?
between 100,000 and 1 million
less than 10,000
between 10,000 and 100,000
more than 1 million
How long does a 'polar' day last from sunrise to sunset?
a whole year
From most places in the world you can walk to the North Pole, but you can't walk to the South Pole.
The Antarctic is littered with research stations, why isn't the Arctic?
Research stations on the North Pole will eventually sink into the sea.
Scientists are too scared of Polar bears.
There isn't anything to research on the North Pole.
International Law forbids walking on ice.
No one owns the Antarctic as yet, but seven nations claim a part of the continent. Which part is the most coveted (has the the most nations claiming it)?
The Antarctic Peninsula
The Ross and Ronne Ice Shelves
The West Antarctic Ice Sheet
What time zone is the South Pole in?
Ushuaia (Tierra del Fuego)
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