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Easy Geography Trivia - Quiz

Tests student knowledge of the five themes of Easy Geography


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Where have England's sovereigns resided since 1837?

    • A.

      Yosemite National Park

    • B.

      Caesar's Palace

    • C.

      Buckingham Palace

    • D.

      Coney Island

    Correct Answer
    C. Buckingham Palace
    Explanation
    Buckingham Palace is the correct answer because it has been the official residence of England's sovereigns since 1837. It is located in London and is known for its iconic architecture and historical significance. The palace serves as the administrative headquarters of the British monarchy and is also used for official state occasions and royal events.

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  • 2. 

    Which of these was first sailed around by Willem Cornelisz Schouten?

    • A.

      The Amazon River

    • B.

      The Escorial Palace

    • C.

      The Great Barrier Reef

    • D.

      Cape Horn

    Correct Answer
    D. Cape Horn
    Explanation
    Willem Cornelisz Schouten was the first person to sail around Cape Horn. Located at the southernmost tip of South America, Cape Horn is known for its treacherous waters and strong winds. Schouten's voyage around Cape Horn in 1616 opened up a new route for ships traveling between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, avoiding the longer and more dangerous route through the Strait of Magellan. This achievement was significant in the exploration and navigation of the world's oceans.

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  • 3. 

    The description "home of the Parthenon" best describes which of these?

    • A.

      The Alamo

    • B.

      The Acropolis

    • C.

      The Arc De Triomphe

    • D.

      The Houses Of Parliament

    Correct Answer
    B. The Acropolis
    Explanation
    The description "home of the Parthenon" best describes The Acropolis. The Acropolis is an ancient citadel located in Athens, Greece, and it is famous for its iconic temple, the Parthenon. The Parthenon is a symbol of classical Greek architecture and is considered one of the most important cultural monuments in the world. Therefore, The Acropolis is the correct answer as it is the historical site that houses the Parthenon.

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  • 4. 

    The description "the nation's most sacred shrine" best describes?

    • A.

      The Plaza San Pietro

    • B.

      Grand Teton National Park

    • C.

      Niagra Falls

    • D.

      Arlington National Cemetery

    Correct Answer
    D. Arlington National Cemetery
    Explanation
    Arlington National Cemetery is the correct answer because it is widely regarded as the nation's most sacred shrine. It is a military cemetery located in Arlington, Virginia, and is the final resting place for over 400,000 military service members, veterans, and their families. The cemetery holds great historical and symbolic significance as it honors those who have served and sacrificed for their country, making it a sacred and hallowed ground.

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  • 5. 

    The description "nuclear disaster in 1986" best describes?

    • A.

      Alcatraz

    • B.

      The Old South Meeting House

    • C.

      Denali National Park

    • D.

      Chernobyl

    Correct Answer
    D. Chernobyl
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Chernobyl because it is widely known for the nuclear disaster that occurred there in 1986. The explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant released a large amount of radioactive material into the environment, causing significant damage and long-term effects on the surrounding area and its inhabitants. This event is considered one of the worst nuclear accidents in history.

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  • 6. 

    Which of these is the largest remaining subtropical wilderness in the continental U.S.?

    • A.

      The Florida Keys

    • B.

      The National Mall

    • C.

      The Grand Canyon

    • D.

      Everglades National Park

    Correct Answer
    D. Everglades National Park
    Explanation
    Everglades National Park is the correct answer because it is the largest remaining subtropical wilderness in the continental U.S. The Florida Keys is a chain of islands, the National Mall is a park in Washington D.C., and the Grand Canyon is a natural wonder, but none of them are classified as subtropical wilderness areas. Only Everglades National Park fits this description, making it the largest remaining subtropical wilderness in the continental U.S.

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  • 7. 

    The description "oldest part of the city established 1718" best describes?

    • A.

      The Rhine River

    • B.

      The French Quarter

    • C.

      Camp David

    • D.

      The St. Basil's Cathedral

    Correct Answer
    B. The French Quarter
    Explanation
    The French Quarter is the correct answer because it is known as the oldest part of the city, established in 1718. This description matches perfectly with the given information. The Rhine River, Camp David, and St. Basil's Cathedral are not relevant to the description and can be ruled out as incorrect answers.

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  • 8. 

    The description "stainless steel structure rises 630 feet high" best describes?

    • A.

      The Gateway Arch

    • B.

      The Escorial Palace

    • C.

      Mt. Vesuvius

    • D.

      Victoria Falls

    Correct Answer
    A. The Gateway Arch
    Explanation
    The description "stainless steel structure rises 630 feet high" best describes The Gateway Arch. The Gateway Arch is a famous monument located in St. Louis, Missouri, and is made entirely of stainless steel. It stands at a height of 630 feet, making it a recognizable landmark and a symbol of the city.

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  • 9. 

    Which of these is a large underwater formation made by corals?

    • A.

      The Gateway Arch

    • B.

      Badlands National Park

    • C.

      The Great Barrier Reef

    • D.

      Grand Teton National Park

    Correct Answer
    C. The Great Barrier Reef
    Explanation
    The Great Barrier Reef is a large underwater formation made by corals. It is one of the most famous and extensive coral reef systems in the world, stretching over 2,300 kilometers off the coast of Australia. The reef is home to a diverse range of marine life and is a popular destination for snorkeling, diving, and tourism. It is known for its vibrant coral formations, clear waters, and abundant marine biodiversity.

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  • 10. 

    Which of these places is found below 14th Street and west of Broadway in New York?

    • A.

      Everglades National Park

    • B.

      Greenwich Village

    • C.

      Rio Grande

    • D.

      Great Salt Lake

    Correct Answer
    B. Greenwich Village
    Explanation
    Greenwich Village is the correct answer because it is a neighborhood located below 14th Street and west of Broadway in New York. It is known for its bohemian atmosphere, historic brownstones, and vibrant arts scene. The other options, Everglades National Park, Rio Grande, and Great Salt Lake, are not located in New York and are therefore incorrect.

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  • 11. 

    The description "controls the Colorado River" best describes?

    • A.

      The Hoover Dam

    • B.

      Arlington National Cemetery

    • C.

      The Arc De Triomphe

    • D.

      Mount McKinley

    Correct Answer
    A. The Hoover Dam
    Explanation
    The Hoover Dam is best described as "controls the Colorado River" because it is a massive concrete arch-gravity dam located on the Colorado River, bordering the states of Nevada and Arizona. It was built to control the flow of the Colorado River and provide water and hydroelectric power to the surrounding areas. The dam's main purpose is to regulate the river's flow, store water in Lake Mead, and generate electricity through its hydroelectric power plant. Therefore, the description accurately applies to the Hoover Dam.

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  • 12. 

    The description "contains more than two million works of art" best describes?

    • A.

      The Lincoln Memorial

    • B.

      The Acropolis

    • C.

      The Metropolitan Museum Of Art

    • D.

      The U.S. Capitol

    Correct Answer
    C. The Metropolitan Museum Of Art
    Explanation
    The correct answer is The Metropolitan Museum Of Art because it is widely known for its extensive collection, which includes more than two million works of art. The Lincoln Memorial, Acropolis, and U.S. Capitol do not have such a vast collection of artworks.

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  • 13. 

    The description "birthplace of American freedom" best relates to which landmark?

    • A.

      St. Peter's Basilica

    • B.

      The Wailing Wall

    • C.

      The Vatican

    • D.

      Independence Hall

    Correct Answer
    D. Independence Hall
    Explanation
    The description "birthplace of American freedom" best relates to Independence Hall because it is the historic building in Philadelphia where both the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were debated and adopted. It holds great significance in American history as the birthplace of the nation's founding principles and the site where key events took place during the American Revolution.

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  • 14. 

    The description "world famous casino" best describes?

    • A.

      Caesar's Palace

    • B.

      Denali National Park

    • C.

      The Independence Rock

    • D.

      The Indian Ocean

    Correct Answer
    A. Caesar's Palace
    Explanation
    Caesar's Palace is best described as a "world-famous casino" because it is a renowned and iconic establishment in Las Vegas, known for its luxurious accommodations, high-end entertainment, and extensive gambling options. It has been featured in numerous films and television shows, making it a well-known destination for tourists and gambling enthusiasts from around the world.

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  • 15. 

    The description "first-of-its-kind domed stadium opened in 1965" best describes which of these?

    • A.

      The Astrodome

    • B.

      The Cotton Bowl

    • C.

      The Colosseum

    • D.

      The Empire State Building

    Correct Answer
    A. The Astrodome
    Explanation
    The Astrodome is the best fit for the description "first-of-its-kind domed stadium opened in 1965" because it was indeed the first-ever domed stadium and it opened in 1965. The Cotton Bowl is not a domed stadium, The Colosseum is an ancient amphitheater and not a domed stadium, and The Empire State Building is a skyscraper and not a stadium. Therefore, The Astrodome is the correct answer.

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