Well I can imagine this phrase in some soviet propaganda, e.g. when they tried to persuade people to go work and live in the nothern regions of the country
Or just a trip to the Taiga? The North awaits would be perfectly apoltical here in Canada.
Are you OK? Probably not. I can imagine this phrase in this specific course on Duolingo. I can imagine every crazy thing here. Other couses on Duolingo are fine.
If you go to your favorite Web search engine and search for "the north waits", you should get several good contexts (Google did). You want to enter the quotes as well...
I got it right, but I'm curious, could "awaits" be used in place of "waits", or is that a totally different word?