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Spanning the Globe

written by: Jeopardybound
 
Regulars on this site should know me by now as a true Jeopardy! nut. Well, to stay true to the show, I must create an "all things geography" quiz. Geography just happens to be one of my favorite subjects. This quiz is for those who enjoy learning about the planet they inhabit.

Question 1:


What are the "heavenly falls", located in Venezuela, better known as?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 2:


What is the saltiest body of water in the world outside of Antarctica?
Lake Assal
Garabogazkol Bay
Caspian Sea
Dead Sea

Question 3:


In which river are the famous Thousand Islands located?
Hudson River
St. Lawrence River
Mackenzie River
Monongahelia River

Question 4:


The Great Pyramid of Giza is the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World that still exists.
False
True

Question 5:


Located about 3 miles from Sydney, what is the name of the popular beach that hosted the beach volleyball competition at the 2000 Summer Olympics?
Palm Beach
Bondi Beach
Waikiki Beach
Balmoral Beach

Question 6:


Located on the Mediterranean Sea, what tourist hot spot is often called the "Paris of the Middle East"?
Damascus
Tel Aviv
Beirut
Baghdad

Question 7:


Known as the "The Lost City of the Incas", what Peruvian site was located by Hiram Bingham in 1911 and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 8:


Mostly completed in 2008 and located on the Yangtze River, what construction marvel is billed as the "World's Largest Electricity-Generating Plant"?
Three Gorges Dam
Hoover Dam
Gezhouba Dam
Aswan Dam

Question 9:


At 18,510 feet in height and located in the Caucasas mountain range, what is the highest peak in all of Europe?
Mount Blanc
K2
Mount Elbrus
Matterhorn

Question 10:


In what Italian city does the famous Uffizi Gallery located?
Rome
Milan
Naples
Florence

Question 11:


What former capital of Japan lends its name to a famous "Protocol" aimed at combating global warming?
Edo
Kyoto
Tokyo
Osaka

Question 12:


At only 1,122 nautical miles from the North Pole, what is the northernmost point in the U.S.?
Rogers-Post Site
Point Beechey
Point Barrow
Juneau

Question 13:


What is the other name of the Indonesian archipelago known as the Maluku Islands?
Marshall Islands
Solomon Islands
Aleutian Islands
Spice Islands

Question 14:


With a depth of approximately 36,000 feet, Challenger Deep is the lowest point on Earth.
True
False

Question 15:


Originally known as Boulder Dam, what concrete dam constructed in 1931 creates Lake Mead as its reservoir?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 16:


Held every year from July 7-14, the very dangerous, yet entertaining, 'Running of the Bulls' event takes place in what Spanish city?
Barcelona
Seville
Valencia
Pamplona

Question 17:


On what continent is the Great Sandy Desert located?
Australia
Africa
Asia
South America

 


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