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Mount Everest

written by: Mariya
 
The highest peak in the world, mount Everest is subject to considerable interest. Many people want to know more about it, but how many can actually get there? Let's see!

Question 1:


The summit ridge of Mount Everest marks the border between which two Asian countries?
Nepal and India
India and China
China and Georgia
China and Nepal

Question 2:


The locals of Nepal call the highest mount in the world - Mount Everest - "Sagarmatha". What is the meaning of this name in Sanskrit?
Head of the Sky
Leader Among the Others
Ice Zone
Holy Mountain

Question 3:


The highest mountain in the world is named after Sir George Everest, a famous Welshman. What was his profession?
President
Defender of human rights
Surveyor and geographer
Actor

Question 4:


The Himalayan range, part of which is Mount Everest, stretches across five different countries in Asia. Which of the following countries is not among them?
Pakistan
Israel
India
Bhutan

Question 5:


Edmund Hillary, the first mountaineer to reach mount Everest, was from what country?
The USA
Great Britain
Norway
New Zealand

Question 6:


What nationality was mathematician and surveyor Radhanath Sikdar, who was the first person to measure the height of Everest?
Pakistani
Bengali-Indian
Tibetan
Chinese

Question 7:


Which of the following paths is one of the two most popular climbing routes to Mount Everest?
The east ridge from Pakistan
The west ridge from India
The southeast ridge from Nepal
The south ridge from Tibet

Question 8:


What nationality was Junko Tabei - the first woman to reach the peak of Mount Everest?
Japanese
Indian
Chinese
Nepalese

Question 9:


This Italian climber, who was in the first expedition to reach Mount Everest without oxygen tanks, later became the first person to climb the summit alone.
Jerzy Kukuczka
Reinhold Messner
Laurie Skreslet
Tim Macartney

Question 10:


The term death zone refers to high altitudes, where the amount of oxygen cannot sustain human life and altitude acclimatization becomes impossible. While this definition still applies, mount Everest's death zone is significantly more difficult to survive. Why?
Visibility is decreased due to constant snowstorms
Polar bears pose a serious threat to climbers
Extremely low temperatures result in quick freezing of body parts
High wind velocity causes deadly avalanches

 


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