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South Orkney Islands: Quiz


Question 1: Despite the harsh conditions the islands do support vegetation and are part of the Scotia Sea Islands tundra ecoregion, along with South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, the South Shetland Islands and ________.
Falkland IslandsBouvet IslandFrench Southern and Antarctic LandsKerguelen Islands

Question 2: Under the 1959 ________, the Islands' sovereignty is neither recognized nor disputed by the signatories[citation needed] and they are open to any signatory for non-military use.
Vostok StationAntarcticaAntarctic Treaty SystemAmundsen-Scott South Pole Station

Question 3: In 1962, the islands became part of the newly established ________.
British Antarctic TerritoryArgentine AntarcticaQueen Maud LandPeter I Island

Question 4: The South Orkney Islands are a group of islands in the Southern Ocean, about 604 kilometres (375 mi) north-east of the tip of the ________.
Vostok StationAntarcticaAntarctic PeninsulaEast Antarctica

Question 5: The islands are also claimed by ________ as part of the province of Tierra del Fuego, and the Argentine Navy has maintained a permanent base on Laurie Island since 1904.
ArgentinaBrazilChileBuenos Aires

Question 6: The islands have been part of the ________ since 1962 (previously they were a Falkland Islands Dependency), and the British Antarctic Survey operates a base on Signy Island.
Peter I IslandBritish Antarctic TerritoryQueen Maud LandArgentine Antarctica


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