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Marie Byrd Land: Quiz


Question 1: ________ geologists led expeditions to the Ford Ranges in 1998-2001, and 2004-2007 (Fosdick Mountains).
Ohio Wesleyan UniversityColorado CollegeDePauw UniversityMiddlebury College

Question 2: Marie Byrd Land hosted the ________ base Byrd Station (NBY; 80°S, 119°W), beginning in 1957, in the hinterland of Bakutis Coast.
Operation HighjumpNew SwabiaCommonwealth Trans-Antarctic ExpeditionOperation Deep Freeze

Question 3: In 1968, the first ________ to fully penetrate the Antarctic Ice Sheet was drilled here.
Geologic time scaleMilankovitch cyclesRadiocarbon datingIce core

Question 4: The far western coast of Marie Byrd Land was seen from the decks of ________'s ship Discovery in 1902.
Robert Falcon ScottAntarcticaErnest ShackletonRoald Amundsen

Question 5: The inclusion of the area between the Rockefeller Plateau and Eights Coast is based upon the leading role of Rear Admiral ________ in the exploration of this area.
Roald AmundsenAntarcticaRichard Evelyn ByrdAmelia Earhart

Question 6: President ________ instructed members of the Antarctic expedition to take steps to claim some of Antarctica as territory.
Franklin D. RooseveltJohn F. KennedyHarry S. TrumanLyndon B. Johnson

Question 7: [2] The portion west of 150°W is part of ________.
Australian Antarctic TerritoryRoss DependencyBritish Antarctic TerritoryAdélie Land

Question 8: Although this appears to have been done by members of this and subsequent expeditions, these do not appear to have been formalized prior to 1959, when the ________ was set up.
Amundsen-Scott South Pole StationAntarcticaVostok StationAntarctic Treaty System

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