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As of the start of 2014, the Geographic South Pole is approximately how many miles from the Magnetic South Pole?
1800 - The Geographic South Pole is the site of Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station.
Where does Antarctica rank in size of the continents?
Fifth - Europe and Australia are the only continents that are smaller.
What is the highest volcano in Antarctica?
a. Mount Sidley
b. Mount Erebus
c. Mount Berlin
d. Mount Frakes
Mount Sidley - Mount Erebus is second highest, but the highest active volcano in Antarctica.
Which is the only species of penguin that breeds during the winter in Antarctica?
Emperor - The Emperor Penguin treks up to 75 miles over the ice to breeding colonies, which may include thousands of individuals.
What was the name of the ship on the expedition led by Roald Amundsen in 1911?
b. The Antarctic
Fram - Fram is preserved at the Fram Museum in Oslo, Norway.
In which decade did anyone next set foot on the South Pole after 1912?
1950s - It was not until 1956 that humans again set foot at the South Pole, when a party led by Admiral George J. Dufek of the US Navy landed there.
The Antarctic continent has about what percentage of the world's ice?
a. 70 Percent
b. 30 Percent
c. 90 Percent
d. 50 Percent
90 Percent - If all of this ice were melted, sea levels would rise about 200 feet.
Queen Maud Land is claimed by which country?
d. United Kingdom
Norway - The territory comprises one-sixth of the total area of Antarctica and lies between the British Antarctic Territory to the west and the Australian Antarctic Territory to the east.
What is the highest mountain in Antarctica?
a. Vinson Massif
b. Mount Tyree
c. Mount Menzies
d. Mount Gardner
Vinson Massif - The highest point of Vinson Massif is Mount Vinson at 16,050 feet.
What is the largest research station in Antarctica?
a. McMurdo Station
b. Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station
c. Dumont d'Urville Station
d. Canada Antarctic Station
McMurdo Station - McMurdo Station is a U.S. Antarctic research center located on the southern tip of Ross Island, which is in the New Zealand-claimed Ross Dependency on the shore of McMurdo Sound.
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