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World Geography Potpourri - Part One

written by: nstross
 
A hodgepodge of trivia about the seven continents ranging from world capitals, famous waterways, historical tidbits and geopolitics.

Question 1:


What is the capital of Northern Ireland?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Glasgow
Dublin
Belfast
Londonderry

Question 2:


Baku is the capital of this country on the Caspian Sea.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Kazakhstan
Turkmenistan
Azerbaijan
Uzbekistan

Question 3:


Which is NOT one of the official eight Australian States or Territories?
Western Australia
A.C.T.
Coral Sea Islands Territory
Northern Territory

Question 4:


Lake Victoria in Sub-Saharan Africa is split among Tanzania, Uganda, and Rwanda.
False
True

Question 5:


What continent is the Gobi Desert in?
Africa
Asia
North America
Australia

Question 6:


In December 1981, General Leopoldo Galtieri seized power in this South American country.
Argentina
Bolivia
Uruguay
Chile

Question 7:


The Ohio, Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers merge in Piitsburgh, PA, at the location of this outpost, established during the Fench and Indian War (1755-1763).
Fort Duquesne
Fort Ticonderoga
Fort Necessity
Fort Oswego

Question 8:


The continent of Antarctica is surrounded by the South Pacific, South Atlantic and South Indian Oceans which collectively can also be referred to as the Southern Ocean.
True
False

Question 9:


Where did the World War II Allied invasion, codenamed Operation Torch, occur?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
North Africa
Normandy
Italy
Sicily

Question 10:


Vidkun Quisling was leader of this country during World War II.
Estonia
Finland
Norway
Denmark

 


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