10 most difficult Arctic riddles A list of Arctic related questions that are most often answered incorrectly Arctic quiz Who was the first to navigate the Northwest Passage? (sea route connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans)Roald Amundsen. In a three year journey between 1903 and 1906, Amundsen explored the passage with a crew of no more than six, in the converted 47-ton herring boat Gjøa. Spending winters with ship trapped in ice, he learned from the local Netsilik people about Arctic survival skills that would later prove useful. For example, he learned to use sled dogs and to wear animal skins in lieu of heavy, woolen parkas. Amundsen later led the expeditions to discover the South Pole (1911) and the North Pole (1926).very hard 34% James CookJames Cook23%Vitus BeringVitus Bering27%Roald AmundsenRoald Amundsen34%No one yetNo one yet14%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 7637 answers in 4 languages »geography of Canada riddles » 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 5104 answers in 4 languages »ice riddles » Which river flows into the Bering Sea?Yukon River. The total length of the river is 1982 miles (3190 km). There are only four vehicle-carring bridges across the Yukon River.very hard 35% Lena RiverLena River16%YeniseiYenisei25%Amur RiverAmur River23%Yukon RiverYukon River35%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 342 answers in 9 languages »rivers riddles » What kind of resources brought Russian colonists to Alaska?Sea otters. Alaska was colonized by Russian fur traders. Rather than hunting by themselves, the Russians forced the Aleuts to do the work for them. Many of Aleuts had been removed from their home islands and sent as far south as California to hunt sea otter.very hard 37% goldgold28%oiloil25%sea otterssea otters37%timbertimber8%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 6774 answers in 4 languages »polar riddles » What is the largest river flowing into the Arctic Ocean?Yenisei. The average discharge of Yenisei is 19,600 m³/s. It is more than Mississippi, Ganges or Paraná.very hard 38% YukonYukon26%NevaNeva9%AmurAmur25%YeniseiYenisei38%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 267 answers in 9 languages »Russia 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 6737 answers in 3 languages »Antarctic riddles » When did the first nautical transit of the North Pole happen?1958. The first nautical transit of the North Pole was made in 1958 by the submarine USS Nautilus, and the first surface nautical transit occurred in 1977 by the icebreaker NS Arktika.hard 42% 1874187415%1958195842%200720076%nevernever35%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 5845 answers in 2 languages »ships riddles » This kind of tilted forest is a common sight in subarctic taiga. What is this phenomenon caused by?The soil. The permafrost prevents trees from developing deep root system. Climate variations or forest fires can thaw the upper extents of the permafrost, creating a ground slump called thermokarst.hard 44% the soilthe soil44%meteoritemeteorite9%low sun positionlow sun position19%the windthe wind26%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 9155 answers in 4 languages »soil riddles » What is the elevation of the highest point in the kingdom of Denmark?Approx 3700 m (12000 ft). Gunnbjørn Fjeld is Greenland's highest mountain. It is a nunatak, a rocky peak protruding through glacial ice. The mountain is named after Gunnbjorn Ulfsson, the Viking who was the first European to reach Greenland.hard 49% approx 3.7 m (12 ft)approx 3.7 m (12 ft)4%approx 37 m (120 ft)approx 37 m (120 ft)11%approx 370 m (1200 ft)approx 370 m (1200 ft)34%approx 3700 m (12000 ft)approx 3700 m (12000 ft)49%Created by: Sandesh Sumnath. Statistics based on 8881 answers in 4 languages »Denmark riddles » What is the largest biome in the world?Taiga. The taiga is the largest biome on earth, taking up almost 30% of the world's surface, and is chiefly located in Canada and Russia.hard 49% TundraTundra11%TaigaTaiga49%OceanOcean36%GrasslandsGrasslands2%Created by: Roy Zhu. Statistics based on 9272 answers in 2 languages »Canada riddles » Play Arctic quiz and see all the questions.