Home > Geography > Places > Antarctica
What is Antarctica?
Which of the following is true?
Antarctica is the world's lowest continent
Antarctica is the world's wealthiest continent
Antarctica is the world's highest continent
Which of the following words could describe Antarctica?
Antarctica has a high albedo. What does this mean?
Antarctica is white in colour so a lot of energy from the Sun is reflected back into space
There are lots of plants and animals that live there
There are lots of blizzards there
What organisms are at the top of the Antarctic food chain?
What do the many potential resources of Antarctica include?
Fresh water extraction
Mineral and energy resources
Fresh water extraction as well as mineral and energy resources
What large resource can be found in Antarctica?
The world's largest coal field
The world's largest gold source
The world's largest diamond source
Why has there been an increase in tourist numbers in Antarctica?
The retreating ice means more routes to Antarctica are being opened up
Tourists want to visit locations before global warming changes them
Retreating ice provides easier access and tourist want to visit before global warming affects Antarctica
Which statement about the extraction of oil and minerals is true?
Extracting oil and minerals is banned for 50 years through the Antarctic treaty
Extracting oil and minerals is allowed, but only in certain areas as stated in the Antarctic treaty
Extracting oil and minerals is allowed
Why are scientists concerned about the thinning of the ice sheets in Antarctica?
Because the melting of ice sheets could cause sea levels to rise
Because the melting of ice sheets could make penguins extinct
Because the melting of ice sheets could mean that scientists in Antarctica have nowhere to live