World Geography Vocabulary Trivia Quiz

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World Geography Vocabulary Trivia Quiz - Quiz

Below is a World Geography vocabulary trivia quiz. The earth is one of the most interesting planets there is and that being said, there are a lot of people who do not know some of the basic vocabulary used in geography. Are you in this group of people? Take up this interesting quiz and gauge your knowledge. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The plant life of a region.

    • A.

      Cordillera

    • B.

      Archipelago

    • C.

      Insular

    • D.

      Flora

    • E.

      Fauna

    • F.

      Endemic

    • G.

      Deciduous

    Correct Answer
    D. Flora
    Explanation
    Flora refers to the plant life of a region. It includes all the different types of plants, such as trees, flowers, shrubs, and grasses, that are found in a particular area. Flora is an important component of an ecosystem as it provides food, shelter, and oxygen for animals and humans. It also plays a crucial role in maintaining the balance of the ecosystem by providing habitat for various species and contributing to the overall biodiversity of the region.

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  • 2. 

    Native plant or animal species.

    • A.

      Cordillera

    • B.

      Archipelago

    • C.

      Insular

    • D.

      Flora

    • E.

      Fauna

    • F.

      Endemic

    • G.

      Deciduous

    Correct Answer
    F. Endemic
    Explanation
    The term "endemic" refers to a species that is native or restricted to a particular geographic region. In this context, the correct answer "endemic" suggests that the question is asking for a term that describes a native plant or animal species. The other terms mentioned in the question, such as cordillera, archipelago, insular, flora, fauna, and deciduous, are not directly related to the concept of being native or restricted to a specific region.

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  • 3. 

    The animal life of a region.

    • A.

      Cordillera

    • B.

      Archipelago

    • C.

      Insular

    • D.

      Flora

    • E.

      Fauna

    • F.

      Endemic

    • G.

      Deciduous

    Correct Answer
    E. Fauna
    Explanation
    Fauna refers to the animal life of a region. It includes all the species of animals that inhabit a particular area or ecosystem. This term is often used in the context of studying and categorizing the different types of animals found in different regions of the world. Fauna can vary greatly depending on factors such as climate, geography, and habitat. It is an important aspect of understanding the biodiversity and ecological balance of a specific area.

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  • 4. 

    Trees, usually broad leaved such as oak and maple, that lose their leaves in autumn.

    • A.

      Cordillera

    • B.

      Archipelago

    • C.

      Insular

    • D.

      Flora

    • E.

      Fauna

    • F.

      Endemic

    • G.

      Deciduous

    Correct Answer
    G. Deciduous
    Explanation
    Deciduous refers to trees, typically broad-leaved like oak and maple, that shed their leaves during the autumn season. This term is used to describe a specific characteristic of certain tree species, distinguishing them from evergreen trees that retain their leaves year-round.

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  • 5. 

    Parallel chains or ranges of mountains.

    • A.

      Cordillera

    • B.

      Archipelago

    • C.

      Insular

    • D.

      Flora

    • E.

      Fauna

    • F.

      Endemic

    • G.

      Deciduous

    Correct Answer
    A. Cordillera
    Explanation
    A cordillera refers to parallel chains or ranges of mountains. This term is commonly used to describe a series of mountain ranges that run parallel to each other. It is often found in regions where there are tectonic plate boundaries or where there has been significant geological activity. Cordilleras can be found in various parts of the world, such as the Andes in South America or the Rocky Mountains in North America. They are characterized by their rugged terrain and often have diverse flora and fauna, including endemic species.

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  • 6. 

    A group or chain of islands.

    • A.

      Cordillera

    • B.

      Archipelago

    • C.

      Insular

    • D.

      Flora

    • E.

      Fauna

    • F.

      Endemic

    • G.

      Deciduous

    Correct Answer
    B. Archipelago
    Explanation
    An archipelago refers to a group or chain of islands. It is a term used to describe a collection of islands that are located close to each other and are often formed by volcanic activity or tectonic plate movements. Archipelagos can vary in size and can be found in different parts of the world, such as the Philippines, Indonesia, and the Maldives. They are known for their unique ecosystems and biodiversity, as well as their cultural and historical significance.

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  • 7. 

    Constituting an island, as in Java.

    • A.

      Cordillera

    • B.

      Archipelago

    • C.

      Insular

    • D.

      Flora

    • E.

      Fauna

    • F.

      Endemic

    • G.

      Deciduous

    Correct Answer
    C. Insular
    Explanation
    Insular means relating to or characteristic of an island. In the given context, it suggests that something is constituting an island, like Java. This makes insular the correct answer as it directly relates to the concept of being an island. The other options, such as cordillera, archipelago, flora, fauna, endemic, and deciduous, do not specifically refer to the characteristic of being an island.

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