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An Antarctic research station in winter is like no other workplace on Earth. Inside, conditions are fine-but outside? It's cold. It's dark. And you can't go home until the season ends!

People who want to do research in Antarctica take a psychological test to see if they are up to the challenge. A real test might have hundreds of questions. Take this quiz to find out if YOU are cut out for Antarctica!

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Rate your answer to each question. When you're done, click the button to find out your score.

Number 01 At some research stations, winter temperatures can reach -112°C (-80°F). How well do you handle being cold? 1
Not well
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Fairly well
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Very well
Number 01 Antarctica experiences three to six months of complete darkness in winter. Would the lack of sunlight affect you? 1
I'd go a little crazy
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Maybe I'll use a natural light lamp
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I think it'd be interesting
Number 01 Winds of up to 300 kilometers per hour (185 mph) have been recorded in Antarctica, and the sound is intense. Would this bother you? 1
I'd find it annoying
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I can tune it out
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That doesn't bother me
Number 01 Rooms are comfortable but space is tight. Could you live-and work-with just a few people for months at a time? 1
I need my privacy
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I hope I'll find some alone time
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I can get along with anybody
Number 01 Crews working outside have to wear up to seven layers of clothing. Do you have the patience for all those zippers? 1
I have little patience
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I am fairly patient
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I'm very patient
Number 01 Research stations have energy and water conservation programs. Could you get by with only two, two-minute showers a week? 1
I couldn't wait that long
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Maybe I'd get used to it
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I like roughing it
Find out your score