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Geographic Trivia

written by: shimonbentzvi
 
Check your knowledge with this trivia quiz on geography.

Question 1:


What are the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn?
Lines of longitude
Lines of latitude
Parallel to the Greenwhich Meridian
None of these

Question 2:


Which statement about the emu and the kangaroo is not true?
Both are incapable of flying.
Both are on the national emblem of Australia.
Both are incapable of walking backwards.
Both are indigenous only to Australia.

Question 3:


What was the former name of the city of Istanbul ?
Persia
Zaire
Siam
Constantinople

Question 4:


Where would you find the shortest river in the world?
Ecuador
Tasmania
Montana
Wales

Question 5:


What major geographical feature is located at 23.5 degrees North latitude?
The Arctic Circle
The Tropic of Capricorn
The Tropic of Cancer
The Equator

Question 6:


What is the term for a small strip of land that is surrounded on two sides by water, and connect two large land masses.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 7:


Which would be found at 39 degrees 43 minutes North latitude?
The Tropic of Capricorn
The majority of the Mason-Dixon Line.
The Tropic of Cancer
The border between Canada and Washington State.

Question 8:


Which country held the record for the highest birth rate in the 2005 world statistics?
Vatican City
Mali
Niger
Uganda

Question 9:


How many US states border the Gulf of Mexico?
5
4
10
3

Question 10:


Measuring at the Equator, what is the closest approximation of the Earth's circumference?
2,490,000 miles
249,000 miles
24,900 miles
24,900,000 miles

Question 11:


The people of which country watched the most TV per week in 2005?
The USA
Thailand
Egypt
The Philippines

Question 12:


How many US states border the Pacific Ocean?
5
11
3
4

 


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