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Question 1: Where do icebergs originate?

  1. They are the result of large sea waves that have frozen in action.
  2. They are formed when the frozen sea surface breaks apart into large chunks.
  3. They are formed when large glaciers (rivers of ice) reach the sea
  4. None of the above

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

  1. Smell like cucumbers.
  2. Be at least 17 feet proud and 50 feet long.
  3. Be shaped like a castle.
  4. All of the above

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

  1. In the region around Antarctica
  2. In the Arctic Region
  3. In both the Arctic and Antarctic regions

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

  1. In the region around Antarctica
  2. In the Arctic Region
  3. In both the Arctic and Antarctic regions

Question 5: Growlers and Bergy Bits are:

  1. McDonald's newest offerings on the Kid's Meal Menu.
  2. Chunks of ice that no longer meet the criteria of iceberg.
  3. The tip of the iceberg.
  4. None of the above

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

  1. Icebergs come in different colors AND flavors.
  2. Icebergs pose no threat to humans and their activities on the ocean.
  3. The higher the iceberg rises above the ocean surface, the deeper its base projects into the water.
  4. All of the above

Question 7: Which of the following statements is correct?

  1. 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.
  2. Icebergs are carried from their birth place to the south by the chilly Gulf Current where they eventually reach the warmer waters of the Labrador Current and quickly melt away.
  3. Icebergs remain intact (unmelted) in the Arctic and Antarctic regions for centuries.
  4. None of the above

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