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How well do you know your ice? Have fun taking this quiz.


1. What is a piece of ice that breaks off from a glacier called if it’s between 1 to 5 meters above the surface?

                  Iceberg   Bit   Cube   Growler

 2. The polar ice caps, glaciers and those wandering icebergs contain about ___ percent of the world’s fresh water.

                  15   25   50  75

3. The transition from ice to water is melting and from ice directly to water vapor is:

                  Decrystallization    Flocculation   Sublimation   Condensation

4. Which state in 2014 had the most hail damage claims?

                  Colorado   Nebraska   Texas   Illinois

5. How many known solid crystalline phases of water are there?

                  17   14   11   6

6. What is the approximate increase in volume when fresh water turns to ice?

                  4%  7%   9%  12%

7. Are most types of ice more or less dense than water?

                 More   Less

8. The oldest known major ice age was called

                 Huronian   Cryogenian   Sturtian   Quaternary

 9. What type of ice is often found in space?

                 Amorphous ice    Frazil Ice    Shuga Ice    Nilas Ice

10. What is the visible outgas of an ice comet called?

                 Rosetta    Coma    Geyser    Jet

 11. Which rover photographed the Martian polar ice caps first?

                Curiosity   Spirit   Opportunity   Tumbleweed

12. The polar caps of Mars have been shown to contain seasonal layers of

                Hydrogen Ice      Nitrogen Ice     Carbon Dioxide Ice     Metallic Ice



Answers: 1. Growler; 2. 75%; 3. Condensation; 4. Texas; 5. 17; 6. 9%; 7. Less; 8. Huronian;       9. Amorphous Ice; 10. Coma; 11. Opportunity; 12. Carbon Dioxide Ice

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