The most difficult polar riddles A list of polar related questions that are most often answered incorrectly Arctic 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 noise47%a fizza fizz35%a roara roar7%a whispera whisper10%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 9205 answers in 4 languages »ice 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 36% goldgold28%oiloil25%sea otterssea otters36%timbertimber9%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 9978 answers in 4 languages »Alaska 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 America15%Created by: life-o-holic. Statistics based on 11273 answers in 4 languages »zoogeography riddles » Which animal left these tracks?Rabbit. As the rabbit runs its rear legs land in front of its front paws, therefore the rear tracks indicate the direction of travel. The position of the front and rear paws is closer together as the rabbit slows down and further apart as it speeds up.hard 49% wolfwolf16%rabbitrabbit49%deerdeer24%foxfox9%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 16667 answers in 2 languages »Arctic riddles » What hunting tactics do polar bears use to surprise a seal?They approach diving. A resting seal would try to escape to the sea when attacked (where it easily outswim a polar bear), so the attack from the sea is a very efficient hunting strategy. Polar bears are able to dive to a depth of 15 feet and remain submerged for up to two minutes. average 65% they hide behind rocksthey hide behind rocks3%they bury in snowthey bury in snow14%they approach divingthey approach diving65%they pretend being deadthey pretend being dead15%Created by: Cleo. Statistics based on 12297 answers in 4 languages »bears riddles » Which country does Greenland belong to?Denmark. Greenland is an autonomous country within the Kingdom of Denmark since the early 18th century. The economy of Greenland strongly depends on Denmark's annual subsidy to the island. The subsidy is slated to diminish gradually over time as Greenland's economy is strengthened by increased income from the extraction of natural resources.easy 77% CanadaCanada6%IcelandIceland5%DenmarkDenmark77%It is independentIt is independent10%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 23207 answers in 2 languages »Denmark riddles » Play Arctic quiz and see all the questions.