Geography Terms Trivia Quiz

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Geography Terms Trivia Quiz

How conversant are you with some of the geography terms you have heard in your classes? The quiz below is designed to test out how well you understood these terms and what they mean. Give it a try and see what you will score. All the best as you tackle it!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Lowland with moist and tall grasses
    • A. 

      Strait

    • B. 

      Mesa

    • C. 

      Marsh

    • D. 

      Gulf

  • 2. 
    Opening in the earth, often raised,through which lava, rock, ashes, and gases are forced out
    • A. 

      Volcano

    • B. 

      Delta

    • C. 

      Isthmus

    • D. 

      Glacier

  • 3. 
    Area of grassland and scattered trees
    • A. 

      Savanna

    • B. 

      Plains

    • C. 

      Fall line

    • D. 

      Cape

  • 4. 
    Area of low, wet land with trees
    • A. 

      Gulf

    • B. 

      Swamp

    • C. 

      Bay

    • D. 

      Basin

  • 5. 
    Area of flat or gently rolling land
    • A. 

      Coastal plains

    • B. 

      Inlet

    • C. 

      Peninsula

    • D. 

      Plain

  • 6. 
    Inlet of the sea or of some other body of water,usually smaller than a gulf
    • A. 

      Gulf

    • B. 

      Delta

    • C. 

      Bay

    • D. 

      Inler

  • 7. 
    Deepest part of a body of water
    • A. 

      Plateau

    • B. 

      Channel

    • C. 

      Glacier

    • D. 

      Tributary

  • 8. 
    Deep, narrow valley with steep sides
    • A. 

      Mountain of river

    • B. 

      Channel

    • C. 

      Canyon

    • D. 

      Sea level

  • 9. 
    Narrow channel of water connecting two larger bodies
    • A. 

      Mouth of river

    • B. 

      Source of river

    • C. 

      Strait

    • D. 

      Gulf

  • 10. 
    Land that is almost completely surrounded by water
    • A. 

      Peninsula

    • B. 

      Island

    • C. 

      Isthmus

    • D. 

      Inlet

  • 11. 
    Gap between mountains
    • A. 

      Mountain pass

    • B. 

      Mountain range

    • C. 

      Plains

    • D. 

      Canyon

  • 12. 
    Stream or river that flows into a larger stream or river  
    • A. 

      Bay

    • B. 

      Basin

    • C. 

      Delta

    • D. 

      Tributary

  • 13. 
    Point of land that extends into water
    • A. 

      Bay

    • B. 

      Source of river

    • C. 

      Inlet

    • D. 

      Cape

  • 14. 
    Area of high,mostly flat land
    • A. 

      Plain

    • B. 

      Plateau

    • C. 

      Peninsula

    • D. 

      Coastal plain

  • 15. 
    Place where a river begins
    • A. 

      Mesa

    • B. 

      Mouth of river

    • C. 

      Sea level

    • D. 

      Source of river

  • 16. 
    Level of the surface of an ocean or a sea
    • A. 

      Source of river

    • B. 

      Sea level

    • C. 

      Plateau

    • D. 

      Savanna

  • 17. 
    Chain of mountains 
    • A. 

      Mountain range

    • B. 

      Canyon

    • C. 

      Cape

    • D. 

      Gulf

  • 18. 
    Triangular-shaped area of land at the mouth of a river
    • A. 

      Isthmus

    • B. 

      Gulf

    • C. 

      Delta

    • D. 

      Inlet

  • 19. 
    Flat-topped mountain with steep sides
    • A. 

      Fall line

    • B. 

      Coastal plain

    • C. 

      Mesa

    • D. 

      Delta

  • 20. 
    Bowl-shaped area of land surrounded by higher land
    • A. 

      Strait

    • B. 

      Basin

    • C. 

      Tributary

    • D. 

      Swamp

  • 21. 
    A narrow strip of land connecting two larger areas of land
    • A. 

      Channel

    • B. 

      Isthmus

    • C. 

      Mountain range

    • D. 

      Fall line

  • 22. 
    Area of flat land along a sea or ocean
    • A. 

      Inlet

    • B. 

      Plain

    • C. 

      Coastal plain

    • D. 

      Glacier

  • 23. 
    Area along which rivers form waterfalls or rapids as the rivers drop to lower land
    • A. 

      Cap

    • B. 

      Sea level

    • C. 

      Fall line

    • D. 

      Bay

  • 24. 
    Large ice mass that moves slowly down a mountain or across land
    • A. 

      Swamp

    • B. 

      Glacier

    • C. 

      Savanna

    • D. 

      Basin

  • 25. 
    Any area of water extending into the land from a larger body of water
    • A. 

      Tributary

    • B. 

      Plains

    • C. 

      Gulf

    • D. 

      Inlet

  • 26. 
    Part of a sea or ocean extending into the land, usually larger than a bay
    • A. 

      Gulf

    • B. 

      Marsh

    • C. 

      Swamp

    • D. 

      Strait

  • 27. 
    Place where a river empties into another body of water
    • A. 

      Gulf

    • B. 

      Source of river

    • C. 

      Mouth of rivers

    • D. 

      Basin