The most difficult Antarctic riddles A list of Antarctic related questions that are most often answered incorrectly Geography quiz What sound can be heard when approaching an iceberg?A fizz. When a piece of iceberg ice melts, it makes a fizzing sound called "Bergie Seltzer". This sound is made when the water-ice interface reaches compressed air bubbles trapped in the ice. As this happens, each bubble bursts, making a 'popping' sound. The bubbles contain air trapped in snow layers very early in the history of the ice, that eventually got buried to a given depth (up to several kilometers) and pressurized as it transformed into firn then to glacial ice.very hard 35% a cracking noisea cracking noise46%a fizza fizz35%a roara roar7%a whispera whisper10%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 4835 answers in 4 languages »ice riddles » This is Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station. Why is it elevated?To avoid being buried in snow. All structures at the South Pole cause wind-blown snow to build up in the surrounding area (about four feet of snow per year). The station building has sloping lower portion of wall, which causes the snow to be scoured away.very hard 39% for earthquake safetyfor earthquake safety7%to reduce heat lossto reduce heat loss34%to avoid heating the groundto avoid heating the ground18%to avoid being buried in snowto avoid being buried in snow39%Created by: Debbie Fox. Statistics based on 2738 answers in 2 languages »technology riddles » Where is it NOT possible to find a penguin?In Iceland. All penguins are native to the Southern Hemisphere, but they are not found only in cold climates. Several species are found in the temperate zone of South Africa and South America. The Galápagos Penguin (pictured) lives near the equator. Fossils show that many prehistoric species lived in warm climates.hard 41% in Icelandin Iceland41%in Africain Africa27%on Galapagos Islands (near equator)on Galapagos Islands (near equator)16%in South Americain South America14%Created by: life-o-holic. Statistics based on 6374 answers in 3 languages »polar riddles » After whom is Queen Maud Land in Antarctica named?Norwegian queen. Queen Maud Land was the first part of Antarctica to be sighted. The name was initially applied in January 1930 to the land discovered by Hjalmar Riiser-Larsen and Finn Lützow-Holm during Norvegia expedition of 1929–30. It was named after the Norwegian Queen Maud of Wales, wife of the then-reigning King Haakon VII.hard 51% Dutch queenDutch queen26%Norwegian queenNorwegian queen51%Russian queenRussian queen3%Mythical queen of the AmazonsMythical queen of the Amazons18%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 12904 answers in 2 languages »geographical names riddles » Apart from the extreme cold, what is the other problem with the air in the Vostok Station in Antarctic?All of the above. Vostok is one of the most difficult places on Earth for human habitation. It is extremely cold, there is no moisture in the air, it's always windy, the oxygen is low due to high altitude, the air is ionized and polar night lasts approximately 130 days.hard 58% lack of moisturelack of moisture17%low oxygen levellow oxygen level15%high ionizationhigh ionization7%all of the aboveall of the above58%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 9151 answers in 4 languages »geography riddles » Which direction is not possible to point at when standing at the South Pole?Neither east, west, nor south. At the South Pole every direction is north.average 67% easteast2%westwest2%northnorth26%neither east, west, nor southneither east, west, nor south67%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 11364 answers in 2 languages »geometry riddles » Play geography quiz and see all the questions.