10 most difficult Arctic riddles A list of ten (out of 19) Arctic related questions that are the most often answered incorrectly Arctic quiz What is the literal meaning of the word mammoth in Siberian languages?Underground monster. The word mammoth comes from the mythology of the Siberian peoples who believed they lived underground - as dead ones were found in the ground from time to time.very hard 15% hairy elephant hairy elephant 44%underground monsterunderground monster15%horned gianthorned giant21%big boarbig boar17%Created by: Linshi. Statistics based on 1536 answers in 3 languages »Siberia riddles » In which layer of the atmosphere the aurora is created?In the Thermosphere. Auroras are produced when the magnetosphere is sufficiently disturbed by the solar wind that the trajectories of charged particles in both solar wind and magnetospheric plasma, mainly in the form of electrons and protons, precipitate them into the upper atmosphere (thermosphere/exosphere) due to Earth's magnetic field, where their energy is lost. very hard 18% In the TroposphereIn the Troposphere21%In the StratosphereIn the Stratosphere38%In the mesosphereIn the mesosphere20%In the ThermosphereIn the Thermosphere18%Created by: Tschuka. Statistics based on 777 answers in 3 languages »atmosphere riddles » The name of the Arctic comes from the Greek word for ...Bear. The word Arctic comes from the Greek word arktos meaning bear and the ajdective arktikos "of the bear". The name refers either to the constellation Ursa Major, the "Great Bear", which is prominent in the northern portion of the celestial sphere, or to the constellation Ursa Minor, the "Little Bear", which contains Polaris, the Pole star, also known as the North Starvery hard 29% stacked icestacked ice21%auroraaurora27%bearbear29%white nightswhite nights22%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 417 answers in 3 languages »etymology riddles » Where we could not find ice sheet?In the Arctic Ocean. An ice sheet is a mass of glacier ice that covers surrounding terrain and is greater than 50,000 km2 this is also known as continental glacier. The only current ice sheets are in Antarctica and Greenland; during the last glacial period at Last Glacial Maximum the Laurentide ice sheet covered much of North America, the Weichselian ice sheet covered northern Europe and the Patagonian Ice Sheet covered southern South America. very hard 30% in the Arctic Oceanin the Arctic Ocean30%in South Americain South America28%in Antarcticain Antarctica27%in Greenlandin Greenland13%Created by: Fabienne. Statistics based on 690 answers in 2 languages »Greenland riddles » What is the largest river flowing into the Arctic Ocean?Yenisei. The average discharge of the Yenisei is 19,600 m³/s. It is more than the Mississippi, Ganges or Paraná.very hard 32% YukonYukon32%NevaNeva11%AmurAmur24%YeniseiYenisei32%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 3652 answers in 9 languages »Russia riddles » 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 33% James CookJames Cook23%Vitus BeringVitus Bering28%Roald AmundsenRoald Amundsen33%No one yetNo one yet14%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 11110 answers in 5 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 9707 answers in 5 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-carrying bridges across the Yukon River.very hard 35% Lena RiverLena River17%YeniseiYenisei23%Amur RiverAmur River24%Yukon RiverYukon River35%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 3886 answers in 9 languages »Alaska 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 10358 answers in 4 languages »polar 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 Africa26%on Galapagos Islands (near equator)on Galapagos Islands (near equator)16%in South Americain South America14%Created by: life-o-holic. Statistics based on 11835 answers in 5 languages »zoogeography riddles » Play Arctic quiz and see all the questions.