# Geography Skills Test Quiz: Trivia!

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How well do you know geography? Could you pass this quiz? This quiz is centered on questions such as the study of the earth’s surface, the Prime Meridian, and whether the equator circles the earth. Do you know which way longitude and latitude run, how many time zones are there in the world, and at what degrees is the North Pole? This quiz will teach you geography skills. Give it a shot.

• 1.

### Using the graph below, which city is the farthest north?   City Latitude Longitude Cape Town, South Africa 34°S 18°E Pontianik, Indonesia 0° 109°E Nome, Alaska 65°N 165°W Quito Ecuador 0° 79°W Stockholm, Sweden 59°N 18°E Wellington, New Zealand 41°S 175°E

• A.

Cape Town, South Africa

• B.

• C.

Stockholm, Sweden

• D.

Wellington, New Zealand

Explanation
Nome, Alaska is the farthest north city because it has a latitude of 65°N, which is the highest latitude among all the given cities. Latitude measures the distance of a location from the equator, and the higher the latitude, the farther north the location is. Therefore, Nome, Alaska is the correct answer.

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• 2.

### According to the graph, which city is closest to the Prime Meridian City Latitude Longitude Cape Town, South Africa 34°S 18°E Pontianik, Indonesia 0° 109°E Nome, Alaska 65°N 165°W Quito Ecuador 0° 79°W Stockholm, Sweden 59°N 18°E Wellington, New Zealand 41°S 175°E

• A.

Pontianik, Indonesia

• B.

Stockholm, Sweden

• C.

Wellington, New Zealand

• D.

B. Stockholm, Sweden
Explanation
According to the graph, the longitude of Stockholm, Sweden is 18°E, which is closest to the Prime Meridian (0° longitude) compared to the other cities listed.

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• 3.

### The north pole is located at what degrees?

• A.

180 degrees west longitude

• B.

0 degrees latitude

• C.

90 degrees north latitude

• D.

90 degrees north longitude

C. 90 degrees north latitude
Explanation
The north pole is located at 90 degrees north latitude. Latitude measures the distance north or south of the equator, with 0 degrees at the equator and 90 degrees at the poles. Therefore, the correct answer is 90 degrees north latitude.

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• 4.

### How many time zones are in the world?

• A.

12

• B.

24

• C.

18

• D.

4

B. 24
Explanation
There are 24 time zones in the world because each time zone represents a different region where the local time is set to a specific offset from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). Since the Earth is divided into 24 longitudinal sections, each approximately 15 degrees wide, there are 24 different time zones to account for the variation in local time across the globe.

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• 5.

### Longitude runs ______________________but measures__________________

• A.

North and South, East and West

• B.

East and West, North and South

• C.

Equator, prime meridian

• D.

South, North

A. North and South, East and West
Explanation
Longitude runs North and South, East and West, but measures East and West. Longitude lines are imaginary lines that run vertically on the Earth's surface, from the North Pole to the South Pole. They are used to determine a location's position in terms of its distance east or west from the Prime Meridian, which is the starting point for measuring longitude. Therefore, longitude measures the east-west position of a location, while latitude measures the north-south position.

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• 6.

### The Equator circles Earth.

• A.

Halfway between the north and south poles

• B.

At the same location as the International Date Line

• C.

Around Earth at 66 º N

• D.

By the Prime Meridian

A. Halfway between the north and south poles
Explanation
The Equator is an imaginary line that circles the Earth. It is located halfway between the north and south poles. It divides the Earth into the Northern Hemisphere and the Southern Hemisphere. The Equator does not coincide with the International Date Line, which is a separate imaginary line that marks the change in calendar date. The Equator is also not located at 66 º N, which is the Arctic Circle, nor is it determined by the Prime Meridian, which is the line of longitude that passes through Greenwich, England.

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• 7.

### The Prime Meridian is a:

• A.

Line of latitude

• B.

Imaginary line that splits the Earth into Northern and Southern HemispHeres

• C.

Imaginary line that splits the Earth into Eastern and Western HemispHeres

• D.

Cousin of the Transformer Optimus Prime

C. Imaginary line that splits the Earth into Eastern and Western HemispHeres
Explanation
The Prime Meridian is an imaginary line that splits the Earth into Eastern and Western Hemispheres. It is a reference point from which longitude is measured, with 0 degrees longitude being located at the Prime Meridian. This line passes through Greenwich, London, and is used as the basis for determining time zones around the world.

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• 8.

### What body of water is the Question Mark?

• A.

Pacific Ocean

• B.

Atlantic Ocean

• C.

Indian Ocean

• D.

Arctic Ocean

A. Pacific Ocean
Explanation
The question is asking for the body of water that is represented by the symbol "?" The correct answer is the Pacific Ocean.

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• 9.

### If you were in Australia, which two hemispheres would you be in

• A.

North and South

• B.

West and South

• C.

East and South

• D.

North and East

C. East and South
Explanation
If you were in Australia, you would be in the Eastern and Southern hemispheres. Australia is located entirely in the Southern Hemisphere, and the majority of its landmass is also in the Eastern Hemisphere.

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• 10.

### The study of the Earth's surface is known as______________

• A.

History

• B.

• C.

Geology

• D.

GeograpHy

D. GeograpHy
Explanation
Geography is the study of the Earth's surface, including its physical features, climate, and human activities. It involves examining the relationships between people and their environment, as well as the spatial patterns and processes that shape the planet. Geology, on the other hand, focuses specifically on the Earth's solid materials, such as rocks and minerals. Therefore, geography is the correct answer as it encompasses a broader scope of studying the Earth's surface compared to the other options.

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• 11.

### Which of the following mountain ranges is located in South America?

• A.

The Alps

• B.

The Rocky Mountains

• C.

The Himalayas

• D.

The Andes

D. The Andes
Explanation
The Andes mountain range is situated in South America, extending through seven countries, including Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina. The other options represent mountain ranges located in Europe (The Alps), North America (The Rocky Mountains), and Asia (The Himalayas).

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