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Looking for a trivia quiz on geography terms? There are some words that a geography student is expected to understand in detail and if you doubt your ability to derive the correct meaning from some words this quiz is for you as it has some common words within it. Do give it a shot and get to see how well you will do. All the best as you tackle it!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    POND

    • A.

      A deep spot in a stream.

    • B.

      A large stream of water of natural origin.

    • C.

      A body of still water smaller than a lake.

    • D.

      A natural or artificial lake.

    Correct Answer
    C. A body of still water smaller than a lake.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "A body of still water smaller than a lake." This is because a pond is defined as a small body of water that is usually shallow and does not have any significant flow. It is smaller in size compared to a lake and is typically found in natural or artificial settings. The other options, such as a deep spot in a stream or a large stream of water, do not accurately describe a pond.

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  • 2. 

    SUMMIT

    • A.

      Any land whose surface gradually rises in a general direction.

    • B.

      A line on a mountain above which there is snow the year around.

    • C.

      Russian term for mid-latitude grasslands.

    • D.

      The highest part of a hill or mountain.

    Correct Answer
    D. The highest part of a hill or mountain.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The highest part of a hill or mountain." This is because a summit refers to the peak or highest point of a hill or mountain. It is the highest elevation on the land and often offers panoramic views of the surrounding areas.

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  • 3. 

    PRAIRIE

    • A.

      A long, narrow, conspicuous elevation of land.

    • B.

      Any natural grassland but usually used to describe the vast areas of level or rolling land without trees in the central part of the United States.

    • C.

      A long narrow sandy point of land projecting into water.

    • D.

      Loose material which forms the upper surface of the earth.

    Correct Answer
    B. Any natural grassland but usually used to describe the vast areas of level or rolling land without trees in the central part of the United States.
    Explanation
    The word "prairie" is typically used to describe vast areas of level or rolling land without trees in the central part of the United States. It refers to a natural grassland ecosystem that is characterized by its open and expansive landscape. This definition aligns with the common understanding of prairies and their geographical location in the United States.

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  • 4. 

    STREAM

    • A.

      A flow of moving water.

    • B.

      A passageway of water connecting two large bodies of water.

    • C.

      The point where a river empties and ends its course.

    • D.

      A point where a river begins.

    Correct Answer
    A. A flow of moving water.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "A flow of moving water." This is because the word "stream" commonly refers to a small, narrow body of flowing water, such as a brook or a creek. It implies the movement and continuous flow of water in a particular direction. The other options provided in the question, such as a passageway of water connecting two large bodies of water or the points where a river begins or ends, do not accurately define the term "stream."

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  • 5. 

    SEA

    • A.

      A point where a river empties and ends its course.

    • B.

      An area of low spongy land too wet to farm but usually supporting an abundance of coarse grasses, trees, or other vegetation.

    • C.

      Part of a stream where the water flows very switfly over rocks.

    • D.

      A large body of water partly or nearly surrounded by land.

    Correct Answer
    D. A large body of water partly or nearly surrounded by land.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "A large body of water partly or nearly surrounded by land." This is the definition of a sea, which is a large expanse of saltwater that is partially enclosed by land. It is different from a river mouth, wetland, or rapids, which are described in the other options.

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  • 6. 

    SAVANNAH

    • A.

      Any natural grassland but usually used to describe a vast areas of level or rolling land without trees in the central part of the United States.

    • B.

      A tropical grass land found in warm tropical regions.

    • C.

      A long, narrow, conspicuous elevation of land.

    • D.

      Highest part of a hill or mountain.

    Correct Answer
    B. A tropical grass land found in warm tropical regions.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "A tropical grassland found in warm tropical regions." This is because the term "savannah" refers to a type of ecosystem characterized by grasses and scattered trees, typically found in tropical regions with a warm climate. It is not related to a specific geographical feature like a hill or mountain.

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  • 7. 

    RESERVOIR

    • A.

      Any land whose surface gradually rises in a general direction.

    • B.

      A long narrow sandy point of land projecting into water.

    • C.

      A natural or artificial lake, usually made by damming a stream of running water.

    • D.

      A passageway of water connecting two large bodies of water.

    Correct Answer
    C. A natural or artificial lake, usually made by damming a stream of running water.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "A natural or artificial lake, usually made by damming a stream of running water." This is the most fitting definition for the term "reservoir" as it refers to a body of water that is created by blocking a flowing stream or river with a dam. Reservoirs are typically used to store water for various purposes such as irrigation, drinking water supply, or hydroelectric power generation.

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  • 8. 

    SPIT

    • A.

      A passageway of water connecting two large bodies of water.

    • B.

      Any land whose surface gradually rises in a general direction.

    • C.

      A long narrow sandy point of land projecting into water.

    • D.

      A point where a river begins.

    Correct Answer
    C. A long narrow sandy point of land projecting into water.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "A long narrow sandy point of land projecting into water." This is because the word "spit" is commonly used to describe a geographical feature, specifically a narrow strip of land that extends into a body of water. This definition aligns with the given explanation, making it the correct answer choice.

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  • 9. 

    RIVER MOUTH

    • A.

      Part of a stream where the water flows very swiftly over rocks.

    • B.

      A point where a river begins.

    • C.

      A passageway of water connecting two large bodies of water.

    • D.

      The point where a river empties and ends its course.

    Correct Answer
    D. The point where a river empties and ends its course.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The point where a river empties and ends its course." This is because a river mouth refers to the place where a river meets a larger body of water, such as a lake, sea, or ocean. At the river mouth, the water from the river flows out and merges with the larger body of water, marking the end of the river's journey.

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  • 10. 

    SEAPORT

    • A.

      A harbor at the shore of the ocean or large body of water developed with facilities to load and unload sea-going vessels.

    • B.

      Land bordering the sea, a lake, or a large river.

    • C.

      A large body of water partly or nearly surrounded by land.

    • D.

      The line where the land meets the water of any large river or body of water.

    Correct Answer
    A. A harbor at the shore of the ocean or large body of water developed with facilities to load and unload sea-going vessels.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is a harbor at the shore of the ocean or large body of water developed with facilities to load and unload sea-going vessels. This definition accurately describes a seaport as a specific location where ships can dock and exchange cargo. It emphasizes the presence of infrastructure and facilities necessary for maritime trade and transportation.

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  • 11. 

    RIGHT BANK

    • A.

      Land bordering the sea, a lake or a large river.

    • B.

      A line on a mountain above which there is snow the year around.

    • C.

      The bank of a stream which lies on the right side as one goes with the current.

    • D.

      The highest part of a hill or mountain.

    Correct Answer
    C. The bank of a stream which lies on the right side as one goes with the current.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The bank of a stream which lies on the right side as one goes with the current." This is because the term "right bank" refers to the side of a stream or river that is on the right when facing downstream. It is the opposite of the "left bank," which is on the left side when facing downstream.

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  • 12. 

    SHOAL

    • A.

      A long narrow sandy point of land projecting into water.

    • B.

      A deep spot in a stream.

    • C.

      A natural or artificial lake.

    • D.

      A very shallow spot in a body of water.

    Correct Answer
    D. A very shallow spot in a body of water.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "A very shallow spot in a body of water." This is because a shoal refers to an area in a body of water, such as a lake or a sea, where the water is shallow. It is characterized by a sandy or rocky bottom and can be hazardous for navigation as ships can run aground in these areas.

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  • 13. 

    RAPIDS

    • A.

      Part of a stream where the water flows very swiftly over rocks.

    • B.

      A large body of water partly or nearly surrounded by land.

    • C.

      A flow of moving water.

    • D.

      A body of still water smaller than a lake.

    Correct Answer
    A. Part of a stream where the water flows very swiftly over rocks.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Part of a stream where the water flows very swiftly over rocks." This is because the term "rapids" specifically refers to a section of a stream or river where the water flows rapidly and forcefully over rocks, creating turbulent and fast-moving currents. The other options do not accurately describe the concept of rapids.

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  • 14. 

    SOUND

    • A.

      A harbor at the shore of the ocean or large body of water developed with facilities to load and unload sea-going vessels.

    • B.

      An area of low spongy land too wet to farm but usually supporting an abundance of coarse grasses, trees, or other vegetation.

    • C.

      A large body of water partly or nearly surrounded by land.

    • D.

      A long and rather narrow body of water, large than a strait, connecting two large bodies of water and separating a large island from the mainland.

    Correct Answer
    D. A long and rather narrow body of water, large than a strait, connecting two large bodies of water and separating a large island from the mainland.
  • 15. 

    SANDBAR

    • A.

      A passageway of water connecting two large bodies of water.

    • B.

      Land bordering the sea, a lake or a large river.

    • C.

      A long, narrow band of sand in a body of water.

    • D.

      A tropical grass land found in warm tropical regions.

    Correct Answer
    C. A long, narrow band of sand in a body of water.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "A long, narrow band of sand in a body of water." The definition of a sandbar fits this description perfectly. It refers to a submerged or partially exposed ridge of sand or sediment that is typically found in a body of water, such as a river, lake, or ocean. Sandbars are formed by the action of waves, currents, and tides, and they can vary in size and shape. They often appear as long, narrow strips of sand that are parallel to the shoreline and can be visible or submerged depending on the water level.

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  • 16. 

    RIVER

    • A.

      A large body of water partly or nearly surrounded by land.

    • B.

      A body of still water smaller than a lake.

    • C.

      A large stream of water of natural origin.

    • D.

      A large stream of water of natural origin which drains an area of land and flows into another river or body of water.

    Correct Answer
    D. A large stream of water of natural origin which drains an area of land and flows into another river or body of water.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "A large stream of water of natural origin which drains an area of land and flows into another river or body of water." This definition accurately describes a river as a natural watercourse that is formed by the flow of water from higher to lower elevations, typically originating from a source such as a spring or melting snow and eventually emptying into another river, lake, or ocean. Rivers play a crucial role in the hydrological cycle and are essential for the transportation of water, sediment, and nutrients, as well as providing habitats for various species of plants and animals.

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  • 17. 

    STEPPE

    • A.

      A long, narrow band of sand in a body of water.

    • B.

      A harbor at the shore of the ocean or large body of water developed with facilities to load and unload sea-going vessels.

    • C.

      Russian term for mid-latitude grasslands.

    • D.

      The highest part of a hill or mountain.

    Correct Answer
    C. Russian term for mid-latitude grasslands.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Russian term for mid-latitude grasslands." The word "steppe" is commonly used in geography to refer to vast grasslands found in the mid-latitude regions of Russia and neighboring countries. These grasslands are characterized by their flat and treeless landscapes, with a continental climate and low rainfall. The term "steppe" is derived from the Russian word "step'" which means "plain" or "field." This answer is supported by the fact that "steppe" is a well-known term in geography and accurately describes the characteristics of mid-latitude grasslands.

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  • 18. 

    SNOWLINE

    • A.

      Land bordering the sea, a lake or a large river.

    • B.

      A line on a mountain above which there is snow the year around.

    • C.

      The bank of a stream which lies on the right side as one goes with the current.

    • D.

      A long, narrow, conspicuous elevation of land.

    Correct Answer
    B. A line on a mountain above which there is snow the year around.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "A line on a mountain above which there is snow the year around." This is because the term "snowline" refers to the elevation on a mountain where snow remains throughout the year. It is the point above which the temperature is consistently low enough for snow to accumulate and not melt. This line can vary depending on factors such as latitude, climate, and altitude.

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  • 19. 

    PRECIPICE

    • A.

      Any land whose surface gradually rises in a general direction.

    • B.

      A long narrow conspicuous elevation of land.

    • C.

      Highest part of a hill or mountain.

    • D.

      A very steep, high cliff.

    Correct Answer
    D. A very steep, high cliff.
    Explanation
    The word "precipice" is defined as a very steep, high cliff. This definition aligns with the given options, which include other descriptions of land formations such as a gradual rise in land, a long narrow elevation, and the highest part of a hill or mountain. However, the correct answer specifically refers to a steep, high cliff, which distinguishes it from the other options. Therefore, the correct answer is "A very steep, high cliff."

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  • 20. 

    STRAIT

    • A.

      A very shallow spot in a body of water.

    • B.

      A passageway of water connecting two large bodies of water.

    • C.

      The average level of the surface of the ocean measured along a shoreline.

    • D.

      A point where a river begins.

    Correct Answer
    B. A passageway of water connecting two large bodies of water.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "A passageway of water connecting two large bodies of water." This is because a strait is specifically defined as a narrow passage of water that connects two larger bodies of water, such as two seas or two oceans. It is different from a shallow spot in a body of water, the average level of the ocean's surface, or a point where a river begins. Therefore, the correct option is the one that accurately describes the definition of a strait.

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  • 21. 

    REEF

    • A.

      A series of rocks in a body of water, the ops of which are slightly beneath, or at, the surface.

    • B.

      The highest part of a hill or mountain.

    • C.

      A long, narrow, conspicuous elevation of land.

    • D.

      A large body of water partly or nearly surrounded by land.

    Correct Answer
    A. A series of rocks in a body of water, the ops of which are slightly beneath, or at, the surface.
  • 22. 

    SOIL

    • A.

      A long narrow conspicuous elevation of land.

    • B.

      A long, narrow band of sand in a body of water.

    • C.

      A deep spot in a stream.

    • D.

      A loose material which forms the upper surface of the earth.

    Correct Answer
    D. A loose material which forms the upper surface of the earth.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "A loose material which forms the upper surface of the earth." This answer accurately describes soil, which is a loose material that covers the surface of the earth. It is composed of minerals, organic matter, water, and air, and provides a medium for plant growth. Soil is essential for agriculture and supports the growth of various ecosystems.

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  • 23. 

    RIDGE

    • A.

      Highest part of a hill or mountain.

    • B.

      A point where a river begins.

    • C.

      .A long narrow sandy point of land projecting into water.

    • D.

      A long, narrow, conspicuous elevation of land.

    Correct Answer
    D. A long, narrow, conspicuous elevation of land.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "A long, narrow, conspicuous elevation of land." This is because a ridge refers to a long and narrow elevated area of land, often forming the crest of a hill or mountain. It is a prominent feature that can be easily seen and distinguished from its surroundings.

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  • 24. 

    SEA LEVEL

    • A.

      The average level of the surface of the ocean measured along a shoreline.

    • B.

      Land bordering the sea, a lake or a large river.

    • C.

      A long narrow sandy point of land projecting into water.

    • D.

      A passageway of water connecting two large bodies of water.

    Correct Answer
    A. The average level of the surface of the ocean measured along a shoreline.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The average level of the surface of the ocean measured along a shoreline." This is because the term "sea level" refers to the average height of the ocean's surface as measured along a shoreline. It is used as a standard reference point for measuring elevation and is often used in discussions about climate change and rising sea levels.

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  • 25. 

    SHORE

    • A.

      A passageway of water connecting two large bodies of water.

    • B.

      Highest part of a hill or mountain.

    • C.

      Land bordering the sea, a lake, or a large river.

    • D.

      A very shallow spot in a body of water.

    Correct Answer
    C. Land bordering the sea, a lake, or a large river.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Land bordering the sea, a lake, or a large river." The word "shore" refers to the land that is adjacent to a body of water such as the sea, a lake, or a large river. It is the area where the land meets the water and can include beaches, cliffs, or other types of coastal landscapes.

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  • 26. 

    RIVER SOURCE

    • A.

      The point where a river empties and ends its course.

    • B.

      A long, narrow, conspicuous elevation of land.

    • C.

      The point where a river begins.

    • D.

      A large body of water partly or nearly surrounded by land.

    Correct Answer
    C. The point where a river begins.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The point where a river begins." This is because the term "river source" refers to the starting point of a river, where it originates. It is the point where water begins to flow and the river's course begins.

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