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HIGH SCORES

Rank Name Score
1st EJO 25
2nd CFi 22
3rd VLS 21
4th NDE 20
5th KJG 17
6th JAW 15
7th poo 14
8th Rtk 14
9th EFA 13
10th CLB 13

QUIZZES // Global commons

Q1. What are the four global commons, as recognised in international law?

The seas, atmosphere, Antarctica and space

The oceans, atmosphere, Arctic and space

The oceans, atmosphere, Antarctica and space

The oceans, atmosphere, Antarctica and ice caps

Q2. What are global commons also known as?

Super-national places

Supra-national places

Super-national spaces

Supra-national spaces

Q3. What are the reasons why the global commons have not yet been exploited for their resources?

Remote location

Lack of technology

Cost

All of the above

Q4. What year was the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty signed?

1971

1981

1991

2001

Q5. What substance does the Montreal Protocol put limits on?

Carbon dioxide

Ozone

Methane

Chloroflurocarbons (CFCs)

Q6. What does Article 56 of UNCLOS give sovereign rights for in a country’s exclusive economic zone?

Exploration, use, conservation and management of natural resources

Exploration, exploitation, conservation and mismanagement of natural resources.

Exploration, exploitation, preservation and management of natural resources.

Exploration, exploitation, conservation and management of natural resources.

Q7. How far does a country’s exclusive economic zone extend from the coastline?

100 nautical miles

150 nautical miles

200 nautical miles

250 nautical miles

Q8. How large is the Ross Sea Marine Protected Area?

1.25 million km2

1.35 million km2

1.45 million km2

1.55 million km2

Q9. What percentage of the Ross Sea Marine Protected Area is a research zone?

23%

28%

33%

38%

Q10. At what latitude is the Antarctic Circle?

23.5°S

45°S

66.5°S

75°S

Q11. How many scientists visit Antarctica each year?

1,000 in winter and up to 5,000 in summer.

1,000 in winter and up to 10,000 in summer.

2,000 in winter and up to 5,000 in summer.

2,000 in winter and up to 10,000 in summer.

Q12. What percentage of the surface of Antarctica is covered in ice and snow?

96%

97%

98%

99%

Q13. In what year was commercial whaling banned?

1956

1966

1976

1986

Q14. How much krill is the Southern Ocean estimated to hold?

369 million tonnes

379 million tonnes

389 million tonnes

399 million tonnes

Q15. How many times the size of Manhattan is the world’s largest iceberg (B-46) which broke off from Pine Island Glacier in 2018?

Three times the size of Manhattan

Four times the size of Manhattan

Five times the size of Manhattan

Six times the size of Manhattan

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