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Are You A Maphead? - Quiz

Geographic literacy, we’re always hearing, is not what it once was. In the latest National Geographic/Roper poll, for example, half of all college-aged Americans didn’t know Sudan was in Africa. Ninety percent couldn’t point to Afghanistan on a map.

But all is not lost! The world is still full of well-read, well-traveled geography obsessives. Are you a maphead? Check your score on our quiz.


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  • 1. 

    In what city could you walk… Across the Prinsengracht canal between the Anne Frank House and the Tulip Museum?

    Explanation
    The correct answer is Amsterdam. The question asks in what city you could walk across the Prinsengracht canal between the Anne Frank House and the Tulip Museum. All three options, Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands, and Amsterdam, Holland, refer to the same city. Therefore, the correct answer is Amsterdam.

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    In what city could you walk… From Galatoire’s at one end of Bourbon Street down to Esplanade Avenue at the other end?

    Explanation
    The correct answer is New Orleans. This is because Galatoire's is located in New Orleans, and Bourbon Street runs through the heart of the city. Esplanade Avenue is also located in New Orleans, making it possible to walk from one end of Bourbon Street to the other.

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    In what city could you walk… Through Kirstenbosch botanical garden at the foot of Table Mountain, on land donated by Cecil Rhodes in 1902?

    Explanation
    The correct answer is Cape Town, South Africa. The question asks where you could walk through Kirstenbosch botanical garden, which is located at the foot of Table Mountain. The land for the garden was donated by Cecil Rhodes in 1902. Cape Town is the city where this garden is situated.

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    In what city could you walk… From the Casa Rosada, where the president works, across Santiago Calatrava’s Woman’s Bridge down to the banks of the Río de la Plata?

    Explanation
    The correct answer is Buenos Aires, Argentina. Buenos Aires is the city where the Casa Rosada, the presidential office, is located. Santiago Calatrava's Woman's Bridge is also situated in Buenos Aires. The Río de la Plata, the river mentioned in the question, is also found in Buenos Aires. Therefore, all the given information points to Buenos Aires, Argentina as the city where one could walk from the Casa Rosada to the banks of the Río de la Plata.

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    In what city could you walk… Along Nicollet Mall, where Mary Tyler Moore threw her famous hat?

    Explanation
    The correct answer is Minneapolis, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. This answer is correct because Nicollet Mall is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The additional information of "Minneapolis, MN" is redundant and not necessary, as it is already implied by stating "Minneapolis, Minnesota".

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    What's the largest city on the Tiber River?

    Explanation
    The largest city on the Tiber River is Rome, Italy. Rome is not only the capital city of Italy but also the largest city in the country. It is located on the Tiber River, which flows through the city. Rome is known for its rich history, ancient ruins, and iconic landmarks such as the Colosseum and the Vatican City.

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    What U.S. national park is headquartered in Crescent City, California, where one of the Star Wars movies was filmed?

    Explanation
    Redwoods National Park is the correct answer because it is headquartered in Crescent City, California, which is mentioned in the question. Additionally, the question states that one of the Star Wars movies was filmed there, further confirming that Redwoods National Park is the correct answer.

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    In what African capital city do tourists visit the Mausoleum of Mohammed V?

    Explanation
    The Mausoleum of Mohammed V is a popular tourist attraction located in the African capital city of Rabat, Morocco. It is a mausoleum dedicated to the late King Mohammed V and his two sons, King Hassan II and Prince Abdallah. The mausoleum is known for its stunning architecture and intricate designs, making it a must-visit destination for tourists in Rabat.

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    What’s the world’s largest ice shelf, a glacial expanse the size of France and 1,000 feet thick?

    Explanation
    The Ross Ice Shelf is the largest ice shelf in the world, covering an area the size of France and measuring 1,000 feet in thickness. It is located in Antarctica and is named after James Clark Ross, a British explorer. The ice shelf is formed by the accumulation of snow and ice over thousands of years and is an important part of the Antarctic ice sheet. It plays a crucial role in regulating the flow of ice from the continent into the ocean, and its stability is closely monitored by scientists studying climate change and sea level rise.

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  • 10. 

    What mountain did the Puyallup Indians originally call Tacoma?

    Explanation
    The Puyallup Indians originally called the mountain Rainier, as indicated by the given answer options. The different variations of the name (Rainier, Mt. Rainier, Mount Rainier) all refer to the same mountain.

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    What U.S. state has the longest coastline on the Gulf of Mexico?

    Explanation
    Florida has the longest coastline on the Gulf of Mexico because it is located on the southeastern coast of the United States and stretches along the Gulf for approximately 1,350 miles. This extensive coastline provides Florida with numerous beaches, ports, and coastal ecosystems, making it a popular destination for tourism and maritime activities.

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    What sea extends east into the Gulf of Bothnia, the Gulf of Finland, and the Gulf of Riga?

    Explanation
    The correct answer is the Baltic Sea. The Baltic Sea is a sea located in Northern Europe and is bordered by several countries including Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Germany, and Denmark. It extends east into the Gulf of Bothnia, the Gulf of Finland, and the Gulf of Riga. The Baltic Sea is known for its unique ecosystem and important role in maritime trade and transportation.

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    The 2009 Islamic Solidarity Games were canceled due to a naming dispute over what gulf, which many Middle Eastern nations call the Arabian Gulf?

    Explanation
    The 2009 Islamic Solidarity Games were canceled due to a naming dispute over the Gulf that many Middle Eastern nations call the Arabian Gulf. The correct answer is "Persian Gulf" because this is the name that Iran and most of the international community use to refer to the body of water, while some Arab states prefer to call it the Arabian Gulf. The disagreement over the naming led to the cancellation of the games.

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    The Gulf of Tonkin lies between China’s Hainan Island and what other nation?

    Explanation
    The Gulf of Tonkin lies between China's Hainan Island and Vietnam. This body of water is an important strategic location in Southeast Asia and has historical significance due to the Gulf of Tonkin incident, which played a significant role in the escalation of the Vietnam War.

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    Because of its foggy weather and history of shipwrecks, St. Paul Island in Nova Scotia is often called the “Graveyard of” which gulf?

    Explanation
    St. Paul Island in Nova Scotia is often referred to as the "Graveyard of the Gulf of St. Lawrence" due to its foggy weather and history of shipwrecks. The Gulf of St. Lawrence is a large body of water located off the northeastern coast of North America, and St. Paul Island is situated within this gulf. The combination of the island's treacherous conditions and the numerous shipwrecks that have occurred there have earned it the nickname "Graveyard of the Gulf of St. Lawrence."

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