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Did you know that glaciers hold approximately three-fourths of Earth's freshwater? Or that glaciers are home to the mysterious ice worm? No? Well, then, it's time to delve into these quizzes!
4 Glaciers quizzes and 40 Glaciers trivia questions.
  Glaciers of the World   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
As the Funtrivia Globetrotters made a visit to Banff National Park in Canada, it seemed like a good time to check in on glaciers around the world to see how they are faring in the 21st century. Match each glacier to the country where it is located.
Easier, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Jun 10 23
Recommended for grades: 9,10,11,12
looney_tunes editor
Jun 10 23
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  Nothing Is Cooler Than a Glacier   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Shivery but true...around ten percent of our planet is covered with ice. Crampons are optional for this quiz adventure, but a sense of wonder is not. Enjoy!
Tough, 10 Qns, LilahDeDah, Mar 27 10
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Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Glaciers are to be found in many parts of the world. In the ice ages of the past they covered vast areas. Evidence of their one time presence can be seen today. See what you know about glaciation.
Tough, 10 Qns, minch, Sep 10 22
minch gold member
Sep 10 22
2252 plays
  Glaciers of North America    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Glaciers are cold, large, and unique. Here are ten North American glaciers that are bound to chill your mind!
Average, 10 Qns, apathy100, Sep 25 18
apathy100 gold member
Sep 25 18
176 plays

Glaciers Trivia Questions

1. How is the speed of a glacier measured?

From Quiz

Answer: inches per day

Most glaciers move less than three feet a day. Although some have been known to move 100ft a day.

2. The Athabasca Glacier, located in the Rocky Mountain region of Canada, is one of the six "toes" of which ice field?

From Quiz Glaciers of North America

Answer: Columbia Ice Field

The Columbia Icefield is the largest to be found within the Rocky Mountains. The icefield has six glaciers or "toes". These glaciers are the Athabasca, Castleguard, Columbia, Dome, Stutfield, and Saskatchewan. The Athabasca Glacier itself is considered quite dangerous and is not recommended to travel on unless properly equipped or accompanied by guides. Ironically enough, due to its easy access, it is the most visited glacier in all of North America.

3. What are formed when a glacier reaches the sea and breaks up into chunks?

From Quiz Glaciers

Answer: icebergs

This process is known as calving.

4. When a glacier reaches the sea what process happens?

From Quiz Glaciers

Answer: calving

Glacier Bay in Alaska is a good place for viewing this calving.

5. Which glacier term is correctly matched with its definition?

From Quiz Nothing Is Cooler Than a Glacier

Answer: Crevasse: An open fissure in a glacier's surface

All glacier explorers must be on constant alert for crevasses. Most dangerous are the ones that are covered with a thin layer of snow. A drumlin is a hill formed by debris pushed by a glacier. Firn is rounded, well-bonded snow that is older than one year. A serac is an isolated block of ice that is formed where the glacier surface is fractured. (definitions from

6. What is a crack in a glacier called?

From Quiz Glaciers

Answer: crevasse

These can be very dangerous for those crossing glaciers as they can be hidden by snow.

7. What color is most glacial ice, and why?

From Quiz Nothing Is Cooler Than a Glacier

Answer: Blue, because it is so dense it absorbs the rest of the light spectrum

There is a phenomenon called "red algae" that sometimes makes glaciers red, but most of them are a stunning, almost unearthly deep blue color. Retreating or melting glaciers may look dirty at times, a phenomenon discussed in this article: (Famous chef Emeril Lagasse invented a drink called the "Blue Glacier Martini", but that's another quiz entirely...)

8. In which state is Glacier National Park?

From Quiz Glaciers

Answer: Montana

Alaska, has Glacier Bay National Park.

9. Where in Canada is there a Glacier National Park?

From Quiz Glaciers

Answer: British Columbia

Glacier National Park is located in British Columbia. It is 36 miles west of Golden and 28 miles east of Revelstoke. The Trans Canada Highway runs through the park. There is also a Glacier Park in Montana. This park with the Waterton National Park in Alberta forms the Glacier-Waterton National Park.

10. The Wheeler Peak Glacier is a rock glacier that is found in what state known as the "Silver State"?

From Quiz Glaciers of North America

Answer: Nevada

A rock glacier is a land form rock debris that is frozen in ice. Wheeler Peak Glacier is an example of a both a rock glacier and an alpine glacier. It is believed to be the southernmost glacier in the Northwestern Hemisphere. It is currently the only glacier located in the state of Nevada. Due to trends in rising temperatures regionally, it is believed that by 2040, the Wheeler Peak Glacier will be extinct.

11. What is the correct term for the debris of rocks, soil, etc. which is carried along by a glacier and left behind when the glacier melts?

From Quiz Glaciers

Answer: moraine

12. A landscape that once was glaciated has various characteristics. One is the shape of valleys. This shape is named by a letter. Which letter?

From Quiz Glaciers

Answer: U & u

Valleys shaped by rivers tend to be V shaped, at least where they flow through high land, while glaciated valleys are shaped like a U.

13. In areas where glaciers once passed, scrapes and scratches can be seen on rocks. These scratches are known by what name?

From Quiz Glaciers

Answer: striation

Eskers are ridges of silt deposited by rivers flowing under the glacier. Drumlins are elongated hills of glacier drift.

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