The History Of Geography Quiz

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The History Of Geography Quiz

How well do know the branch of science Geography and its history? This quiz touches every part of the history of geography. Therefore, take it to evaluate your knowledge.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who was the first person to say the word Geography?
    • A. 

      Dicaearchus

    • B. 

      Eratosthenes

    • C. 

      Pytheas

    • D. 

      Strabo

  • 2. 
    Who was named Father of Geography? 
    • A. 

      Strabo

    • B. 

      Hipparchus

    • C. 

      Eratosthenes

    • D. 

      George Cressey

  • 3. 
    Geography was derived from which language?
    • A. 

      Greek

    • B. 

      Spanish

    • C. 

      Swahili

    • D. 

      English

  • 4. 
    Which of these Geographers was the father of modern Geography?
    • A. 

      Alexander von Humboldt

    • B. 

      Eratosthenes

    • C. 

      Al Idrisi

    • D. 

      Carl Ritter

  • 5. 
    James Hutton is considered the father of modern...
    • A. 

      Geology

    • B. 

      Metrology

    • C. 

      Glaciology

    • D. 

      Climatology

  • 6. 
    Which of the Geographers firstly calculated the size of the earth?
    • A. 

      Hipparchus

    • B. 

      Carl Ritter

    • C. 

      Eratosthenes

    • D. 

      Al Idrisi

  • 7. 
    Which year did Eratosthenes create the early map?
    • A. 

      276-195 BC

    • B. 

      216-165 BC

    • C. 

      200-160 BC

    • D. 

      280-310 BC

  • 8. 
    Out of these, figure out the most popular Geographer in Germany?
    • A. 

      Georg Gerald

    • B. 

      Friedrich Ratzel

    • C. 

      Oscar Peschel

    • D. 

      Ferdinand Von Richthofen

  • 9. 
    Who is considered to be the father of Human Geography?
    • A. 

      Carl Ritter

    • B. 

      Friedrich Ratzel

    • C. 

      Jean Gottmann

    • D. 

      Sven Hedin

  • 10. 
    Who coined Geography?
    • A. 

      Sven Hedin

    • B. 

      Eratosthenes

    • C. 

      Alexander von Humboldt

    • D. 

      Al Idrisi