Geography Trivia Questions #29Printable Geography Trivia Quiz Quiz
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Which of the following cities is not located in Russia?
a. Saint Petersburg
Yokohama - Yokohama is a Japanese city that is located south of Tokyo.
In geography, what word describes a sea with numerous islands or a group of many islands?
Archipelago - Moraine refers to rocks and soil carried and deposited by a glacier.
At its broadest point, how wide is the "Grand Canyon"?
a. 44 miles
b. 18 miles
c. 9 miles
d. 2 miles
18 miles - The Grand Canyon is 277 miles long.
One of England's greatest Elizabethan houses, Burghley House is located in which English city?
Peterborough - Construction on the Burghley House was finished in 1587.
Which California city stands on the hilly peninsula immediately south of the Golden Gate Bridge?
b. San Diego
c. San Francisco
d. San Jose
San Francisco - San Francisco is the fourth-most populous city in California.
A region of France, what city is the capital of "French Guiana"?
Cayenne - French Guiana is located on the north Atlantic coast of South America.
Which great Asian desert covers parts of northern and northwestern China, and southern Mongolia?
a. Kyzyl Kum Desert
b. Thar Desert
c. Kara Kum Desert
d. Gobi Desert
Gobi Desert - The Gobi is a cold desert.
What is the largest saltwater lake or inland sea in the world?
a. Lake Eyre
b. Caspian Sea
c. Lake Balkhash
d. Lake Van
Caspian Sea - The salinity of the Caspian Sea is approximately one third that of Earth's oceans.
In geography, what name is given to a narrow strip of land that joins two large areas of land across an expanse of water?
d. Lacustrine Plain
Isthmus - A fjord is a long, narrow, deep inlet of the sea between high cliffs.
In which Australian state is the important mining center of "Broken Hill"?
a. South Australia
b. Western Australia
c. New South Wales
New South Wales - The closest major city to Broken Hill is Adelaideat, which is about 311 miles away.
In which Austrian city is the renowned Gothic cathedral of "St. Stephen"?
Vienna - St. Stephen's Cathedral is the most important religious building in Vienna.
In which continent can you find the active volcano "Mount Erebus"?
b. South America
Antarctica - The volcano has been active for 1.3 million years ago.
Located in the United States, what kind of geographic feature are the "Florida Keys"?
b. Volcano Chain
Islands - The islands lie along the Florida Straits.
Approximately what percentage of the weight of seawater comes from dissolved salts?
a. 2.5 percent
b. 1.5 percent
c. 4.5 percent
d. 3.5 percent
3.5 percent - Salinity is about 35 parts per thousand.
Which of the following rivers is the longest?
a. Congo River
b. Lena River
c. Niger River
d. Irtysh River
Congo River - At 2,920 miles, the Congo River is the second longest river in Africa.
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