Test Your Knowledge of the Bermuda Triangle

By: Ben Campbell | Published: Mar 26, 2024

The Bermuda Triangle has fascinated people over the last century in the wake of hundreds of disappearances in the region. 

But how much do you really know about this mysterious and somewhat supernatural region? Let’s put your knowledge to the test. 

1. Which ocean is the Bermuda Triangle located in?

  • A) Pacific
  • B) Atlantic
  • C) Indian
  • D) Arctic
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Answer: Atlantic

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2. Which of these ships didn’t vanish in the Bermuda Triangle?

  • A)  S.S. Marine Sulphur Queen
  • B) Beech Bonanza
  • C) Mary Celeste
  • D) Rosalie
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Answer: Mary Celeste

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3. The Bermuda Triangle is one of only two places on Earth that point to true north instead of magnetic north. What's the other?

  • A) Devils Sea, off Japan’s coast
  • B) Greenland
  • C) The Canary Islands
  • D) Madagascar
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Answer: Devils Sea, off Japan’s coast

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4. Five Navy Avenger aircraft went missing in what year?

  • A) 1937
  • B) 1942
  • C) 1945
  • D) 1952
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Answer: 1945

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5. What is the Bermuda Triangle's nickname?

  • A) Devil’s Triangle
  • B) Trifecta of Demons
  • C) Satan’s Home
  • D) Abyss of Despair
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Answer: Devils Triangle

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6. Which of these has not been used as a theory for the unusual disappearances in the Bermuda Triangle?

  • A) Underwater earthquakes
  • B) Watersprouts
  • C) Full moons
  • D) Severe storms
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Answer: Full moons

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7. When the commercial flight NC-16002 disappeared, who was piloting the aircraft?

  • A) Capt. William “Bud” Hammill
  • B) Capt. Steve Roberts
  • C) Capt. John Herschel Overing
  • D) Capt. Robert Lundquist
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Answer: Capt. Robert Lundquist

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8. What have various pilots said about a cloud tunnel that appears over the Bermuda Triangle?

  • A) They observe some form of flying objects within
  • B) The cloud produces an electric fog that distorts time
  • C) As they fly through the cloud, ice begins to form on the plane
  • D) There is a low level of gravity within the cloud
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Answer: The cloud produces an electric fog that distorts time

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9. Reports during the 1921 disappearance of Carroll A. Deering’s crew suggested ____ was behind the loss of men.

  • A) A severe storm
  • B) Pirates
  • C) Sharks
  • D) Aliens
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Answer: Pirates

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10. What happened to the PBM Mariner tasked with locating the missing Avenger aircraft?

  • A) It discovered two Avenger planes
  • B) It exploded midflight
  • C) It disappeared
  • D) It crashed into the ocean
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Answer: It disappeared

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11. When did the first story about the Bermuda Triangle get published?

  • A) 1940
  • B) 1950
  • C) 1960
  • D) 1970
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Answer: 1950

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12. Scientists have suggested sudden ruptures of ___ may be behind the sinking of ships in the Bermuda Triangle.

  • A) Methane gas
  • B) Icebergs
  • C) Underwater volcanoes
  • D) Tectonic plates
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Answer: Methane gas

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13. What does the U.S. Navy think about the Bermuda Triangle?

  • A) It is nothing but folklore
  • B) It has potential danger
  • C) The Russians are behind the disappearance 
  • D) Magnetic storms
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Answer: It’s nothing but folklore

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14. How long did the U.S. Air Force search for the lost British South American Airways plane in 1949?

  • A) Five days
  • B) 10 days
  • C) Five weeks
  • D) 10 weeks
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Answer: Five days

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15. Alongside faulty compass readings, what else do people in the Bermuda Triangle experience?

  • A) Low fuel
  • B) Storm damage
  • C) Difficulty breathing
  • D) Electrical system malfunctions
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Answer: Low fuel

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