Royal Geographical Society Trivia Quiz

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The Royal Geographical Society is the United Kingdom's society and professional body for geography. It was founded in 1830 to allow more improvement in the study of geography and expeditions. The society has the backing of the British Royal Family.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The Society published its first journal in _______ and from 1855, accounts of meetings and other matters were published in the Society Proceedings.
    • A. 

      1845

    • B. 

      1831

    • C. 

      1842

    • D. 

      1833

  • 2. 
    From 1830 to 1840 the Royal Geographical Society  met in the rooms of the Horticultural Society in Regent Street, London and from 1854 -1870 at 15 Whitehall Place, London. In _______, the Society found a home when it moved to 1 Savile Row, London ;an address that quickly became associated with adventure and travel.
    • A. 

      1860

    • B. 

      1870

    • C. 

      1888

    • D. 

      1865

  • 3. 
    In _______ the RGS held an exhibition, in the glass Pavilion, of photographs taken by Herbert Ponting on Captain Robert Falcon Scott's expedition to the South Pole in 1912.
    • A. 

      2012

    • B. 

      2013

    • C. 

      2002

    • D. 

      2008

  • 4. 
    Lowther Lodge was built in _______ for the Hon William Lowther by Norman Shaw, one of the most outstanding domestic architects of his day.
    • A. 

      1870

    • B. 

      1854

    • C. 

      1876

    • D. 

      1874

  • 5. 
    Under the patronage of King William IV it later became known as The Royal Geographical Society and was granted its Royal Charter under _______ in 1859.
    • A. 

      Queen Elisabeth

    • B. 

      Queen Elsa

    • C. 

      Queen Victoria

    • D. 

      Queen Leah

  • 6. 
    The Society was founded in _______ under the name Geographical Society of London as an institution to promote the 'advancement of geographical science'.
    • A. 

      1854

    • B. 

      1830

    • C. 

      1890

    • D. 

      1812

  • 7. 
    The catalogue of the reports, and over 8,500 planned and past expeditions, is held on a database which provides contact with a wide variety of sporting, scientific and youth expeditions from _______ to the present day.
    • A. 

      2002

    • B. 

      2016

    • C. 

      1965

    • D. 

      1950

  • 8. 
    The Royal Geographical Society is the _______ learned society and professional body for geography, founded in 1830 for the advancement of geographical sciences.
    • A. 

      United Kingdom

    • B. 

      Spain

    • C. 

      Germany

    • D. 

      Europe

  • 9. 
    The RGS-IBG holds manuscript materials from the mid sixteenth century onwards, aerial photography from _______ and contemporary satellite images.
    • A. 

      1919

    • B. 

      1920

    • C. 

      1929

    • D. 

      1909

  • 10. 
    The extension was formally opened by HRH the Duke of _______ at the Centenary Celebrations on 21 October 1930.
    • A. 

      York

    • B. 

      Harbaugh

    • C. 

      Leicester

    • D. 

      Middlesborough

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