The Ultimate Antarctica Vacation Quiz
by Staff
For the ultimate in unusual and scenic vacation experiences, come to Antarctica. This cold continent has much to offer nature-loving vacationers. Take our informative quiz to learn more about vacationing in Antarctica.

Which of Antarctica's attributes is attracting an ever-growing number of tourists?

  • its vast landscapes of ice and snow
  • its wildlife population
  • both of the above

Antarctica is located around the:

  • South Pole
  • North Pole
  • Equator

What percentage of Antarctica's land mass is covered in ice?

  • 91.5 percent
  • 95.5 percent
  • 99.5 percent

Which of the Earth's continents is its fifth largest?

  • Antarctica
  • Oceana
  • Europe

During the winter in Antarctica, temperatures can fall as low as:

  • minus 70 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 57 degrees Celsius)
  • minus 80 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 63 degrees Celsius)
  • minus 90 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 68 degrees Celsius)

What is Antarctica's warmest period of the year?

  • November to January
  • November to February
  • November to March

Which species is the most famous inhabitant of Antarctica?

  • the shark
  • the flamingo
  • the penguin

According to the terms of the Antarctic Treaty of 1959, Antarctica is currently reserved for:

  • tourism
  • scientific research
  • nuclear testing

Which area of Antarctica is home to many species of wildlife?

  • the southern oceans
  • the central plains
  • the northern oceans

Through which countries do most tourist ships travel to Antarctica?

  • Argentina
  • Chile
  • both of the above

In which year did the first commercial cruise ship reach Antarctica's shores?

  • 1929
  • 1969
  • 2009

How many visitors came to Antarctica during 2007-2008?

  • 9000
  • 27000
  • 46000

Which organization was formed in 1991 to deal with the growing Antarctic tourism industry?

  • the International Organization of Antarctica Tour Operators
  • the International Confederation of Antarctica Tour Operators
  • the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators

Which of the following are the most popular Antarctic vacations?

  • sightseeing cruises
  • helicopter rides
  • trips to the South Pole

Which of the following is a guideline set by the Atlantic Treaty for visitors to Antarctica?

  • Protect Antarctic wildlife.
  • Respect scientific research.
  • both of the above

Which Antarctic channel was first navigated by a Belgian named Adrien de Gerlache in 1898?

  • Lemaire Channel
  • Lemur Channel
  • Lemmings Channel

Which American research station is named after the first two explorers to reach the South Pole?

  • the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Outpost
  • the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Fort
  • the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station

What is the most striking feature of the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station?

  • the penguin house
  • the geodesic dome
  • the research lab

At which Antarctic tourist attraction can you view penguins in their natural habitat?

  • the Dawson-Lambton River
  • the Dawson-Lambton Lake
  • the Dawson-Lambton Glacier

Mount Vinson is the _____ peak in Antarctica.

  • highest
  • coldest
  • warmest