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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
None of these
Parallel to the Greenwhich Meridian
Lines of latitude

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


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

Question 5:


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

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 majority of the Mason-Dixon Line.
The Tropic of Capricorn
The border between Canada and Washington State.
The Tropic of Cancer

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


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

Question 10:


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

Question 11:


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

Question 12:


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

 


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