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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?
China and Nepal
China and Georgia
Nepal and India
India and China

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?
Ice Zone
Head of the Sky
Leader Among the Others
Holy Mountain

Question 3:


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

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?
Bhutan
India
Israel
Pakistan

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

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.
Laurie Skreslet
Jerzy Kukuczka
Tim Macartney
Reinhold Messner

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?
Extremely low temperatures result in quick freezing of body parts
Visibility is decreased due to constant snowstorms
Polar bears pose a serious threat to climbers
High wind velocity causes deadly avalanches

 


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