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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?
Colombia
Nicaragua
Argentina
Bolivia

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.
Atlantic and Pacific
Atlantic and Indian
Pacific and Southern
Pacific and Indian

Question 4:


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

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


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

Question 10:


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

 


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