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Question 1: Where do icebergs originate?

Answers: Icebergs are formed when large glaciers (rivers of ice) reach the sea and calve.

Question 2: What criteria must a chunk of ice meet to be called an iceberg?

Answers: Ice formations must be at least 17 feet proud and 50 feet long before they are called icebergs.

Question 3: Castle (or pinnacle) bergs are most often found:

Answers: Castle (or pinnacle) bergs are most often found in the Arctic Region.

Question 4: Large tabular (sheet-like) bergs are most often found:

Answers: Large tabular (sheet-like) bergs are most often found in the region around Antarctica.

Question 5: Growlers and Bergy Bits are:

Answers: Growlers and Bergy Bits are chunks of ice that no longer meet the criteria of iceberg.

Question 6: Which of the following statements is literally true of an iceberg?

Answers: Literally, the higher the iceberg rises above the ocean surface, the deeper its base projects into the water.

Question 7: Which of the following statements is correct?

Answers: Icebergs are carried from their birth place to the south by the chilly Labrador Current where they eventually reach the warmer waters of the Gulf Current and quickly melt away.