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Places and Geographical Features Named After People

written by: Eve
 
Check your knowledge of places named after famous people.

Question 1:


Which of the following countries was NOT named after a person?
Bolivia
Colombia
Argentina
Nicaragua

Question 2:


This state, formerly named "Anthony van Diemen's Land", was later renamed in honour of its first European discoverer.
Tasmania
New Zealand
El Salvador
Colombia

Question 3:


The Strait of Magellan, named after the famous Portuguese explorer and navigator, is the most important natural passage between these two oceans.
Pacific and Indian
Atlantic and Pacific
Atlantic and Indian
Pacific and Southern

Question 4:


Which of these is one of the achievements of Amerigo Vespucci, the Florentine navigator after whom America was named?
He discovered America.
He first demonstrated that Brazil and the West Indies are not part of Asia.
He produced a world map on which he named the 'New World' America.
He wrote a book titled Mundus Novus.

Question 5:


What explorer named one of the African Great Lakes after Queen Victoria?
John Hanning Speke
Edmund Hillary
Roald Amundsen
David Livingstone

Question 6:


Simon Bolivar, who gave his name to Bolivia, was born in this country.
Peru
Venezuela
Ecuador
Brazil

Question 7:


The Hudson River, named after English explorer Henry Hudson, serves as a boundary between these two U.S. states.
New York and Vermont
New York and Ohio
Virginia and Pennsylvania
New Jersey and New York

Question 8:


Name the second largest city of Russia which is named after a Russian Emperor.
Volgograd
Voronezh
Saint Petersburg
Yekaterinburg

Question 9:


Who is the 'Virgin Queen' who granted Walter Raleigh a charter to plant the Colony of Virginia north of Spanish Florida?
Mary Stuart
Elizabeth I
Victoria
Bertha of Kent

Question 10:


In what U.S. state is the James River, which was named after King James I of England?
Montana
Georgia
North Carolina
Virginia

 


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