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Quiz: Arctic vs Antarctic: Can you tell which is which?

This quiz couldn’t be more straightforward. See how well you know the Poles and the regions surrounding them. Simply tell us if you think the answer is the Arctic, Antarctica, or perhaps even both…

Leopard seal in Antarctica (Shutterstock)

1. Let’s start simple: Where would you find polar bears?

Arctic

Antarctic

Arctic and Antarctic

Neither

2. And where would you find large colonies of Adelie penguins?

Arctic

Antarctic

Arctic and Antarctic

Neither

3. There's also the Arctic tern. Where would you spot one flying?

Arctic

Antarctic

Arctic and Antarctic

Nice try! It's neither

4. Which region is home to over 4,000 indigenous peoples?

Arctic

Antarctic

Arctic and Antarctic

Neither

5. Which region can drop to temperatures of -40°C?

Arctic

Antarctic

Arctic and Antarctic

Neither

6. Where would you find the dreamily-named Paradise Bay?

Arctic

Antarctic

Arctic and Antarctic

Neither

7. Where would you meet the elusive leopard seal?

Arctic

Antarctic

Arctic and Antarctic

Neither

8. Is the island of Greenland in the Arctic or Antarctic?

Arctic

Antarctic

Arctic and Antarctic

Neither

9. Which region’s Pole gets no direct sunlight?

Arctic (North Pole)

Antarctic (South Pole)

Arctic and Antarctic

Neither

10. Both regions have various official flags. To which region does this flag belong?

Arctic

Antarctic

Nice try! It’s neither

Honestly, no idea!

11. Where would you find Tunulliarfik Fjord?

Arctic

Antarctic

Nice try! It’s neither

Honestly, no idea!

12. Which region has no official time zone?

Arctic

Antarctic

Arctic and Antarctic

Neither

13. In which region would you find the thickest sea ice?

Arctic

Antarctic

Arctic and Antarctic

Neither

14. Robert Peary and Matthew Henson were among the first people to reach the Pole of… which region?

Arctic

Antarctic

Arctic and Antarctic

Honestly, no idea!

15. Where would you find the Ross Ice Shelf?

Arctic

Antarctic

Nice try! It’s neither

Honestly, no idea!

16. Finally, can you tell if this a photo of the Arctic or Antarctic?

Arctic

Antarctic

Nice try! It’s neither

Honestly, no idea!

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