Daily Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers (12-01-2023)

Question 1: Antarctica is the world’s _ continent.

  • Rainiest
  • Largest
  • Windiest

Correct Answer: Windiest

Fact: Antarctica is the windiest and coldest continent. It is mostly covered by ice, containing around 70% of the world's fresh water. Wind speeds on this southernmost continent, spanning approximately 5.5 million square miles, often exceed 100 mph.

Question 2: What helps Antarctic fish to survive in subzero waters?

  • Antifreeze proteins
  • Slow breathing
  • Thick skin

Correct Answer: Antifreeze proteins

Fact: Antarctic fish produce special proteins called antifreeze glycoproteins. As these proteins circulate in their blood, they bind to ice crystals and prevent them from growing and freezing bodily fluids, which would kill the fish.

Question 3: Which explorer was the first to reach the South Pole?

  • Robert Falcon Scott
  • Roald Amundsen
  • Robert Peary

Correct Answer: Roald Amundsen

Fact: The 1911 expedition led by the Norwegian Roald Amundsen reached the South Pole on December 14. Amundsen arrived ahead of the British crew led by Robert Falcon Scott, who embarked on his own expedition in the same year but arrived five weeks later.

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