The Big Quiz On World Geography - 2

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• 1.

What is the most northern place on Earth?

• A.

The North Star

• B.

North Dakota

• C.

The North Pole

• D.

C. The North Pole
Explanation
The most northern place on Earth is the North Pole. This is the point where the Earth's axis of rotation intersects the surface, and it is located at a latitude of 90 degrees north. The North Pole is known for its extreme cold temperatures and is covered in ice year-round. It is also the starting point for measuring longitude and is a significant location for scientific research and exploration.

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• 2.

The directions east and west are considered what?

• A.

Begin At The South Pole

• B.

Are Opposite Each Other

• C.

Begin At The North Pole

• D.

Start At The Same Place

B. Are Opposite Each Other
Explanation
The directions east and west are considered "opposite each other" because they are diametrically opposed on the compass. East is the direction in which the sun rises, while west is the direction in which the sun sets. They are 180 degrees apart from each other and form a straight line when connected. Therefore, they can be considered as opposite directions.

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• 3.

A flat drawing that shows what the earth looks like from above is called a?

• A.

Globe

• B.

Compass

• C.

Bird's-Eye View

• D.

Map

D. Map
Explanation
A flat drawing that shows what the earth looks like from above is called a map. Unlike a globe, which is a three-dimensional representation of the earth, a map is a two-dimensional representation that allows us to visualize and navigate different areas of the earth's surface. It provides a simplified and scaled-down depiction of the earth's features, such as landmasses, bodies of water, and other geographical details. Maps are commonly used for various purposes, including navigation, education, and planning.

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• 4.

From what perspective does a map shows what the earth looks like?

• A.

Underground

• B.

The South Pole

• C.

• D.

The North Pole

Explanation
A map shows what the earth looks like from an overhead perspective. It provides a bird's eye view of the earth's surface and displays the various features, such as continents, countries, and bodies of water, as they would appear when looking down from above. This perspective allows for a comprehensive understanding of the earth's geography and helps in navigation and spatial analysis.

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• 5.

Which of the following is the biggest?

• A.

North America

• B.

Earth

• C.

The United States

• D.

Connecticut

B. Earth
Explanation
Earth is the correct answer because it is the largest object listed. North America is a continent, the United States is a country, and Connecticut is a state within the United States. Earth encompasses all of these entities and is the largest in terms of size and mass.

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• 6.

What is the capital city of Chile?

• A.

Santiago

• B.

Colon

• C.

La Paz

• D.

Lima

A. Santiago
Explanation
Santiago is the correct answer because it is the capital city of Chile. Chile is a country located in South America, and Santiago is the largest city in the country and serves as its political, cultural, and economic center. It is known for its vibrant culture, historical landmarks, and stunning natural landscapes.

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• 7.

Which choice is most related to "stratus"?

• A.

Cirrus

• B.

Battery

• C.

Darkroom

• D.

Bagel

A. Cirrus
Explanation
"Stratus" is a type of cloud that is characterized by its low-altitude, uniform, and layered appearance. "Cirrus" is another type of cloud, but it is characterized by its high-altitude, wispy, and feathery appearance. Both "stratus" and "cirrus" are terms used to describe different types of clouds, making "cirrus" the choice that is most related to "stratus."

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• 8.

The first building on the site of the Windsor Castle was built in somewhere around 1070 by whom?

• A.

Queen Victoria

• B.

William The Brave

• C.

Theodore The Chivalrous

• D.

William The Conqueror

D. William The Conqueror
Explanation
The correct answer is William The Conqueror. William The Conqueror built the first building on the site of the Windsor Castle in around 1070. He was the Duke of Normandy and King of England, and he commissioned the construction of the castle as a strategic stronghold and a symbol of his power and authority.

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• 9.

What is the capital of Guyana?

• A.

Kathmandu

• B.

Lisbon

• C.

Georgetown

• D.

Kinshasa

C. Georgetown
Explanation
Georgetown is the correct answer because it is the capital of Guyana. The question is asking for the capital city of Guyana, and out of the given options, Georgetown is the only city that fits this criteria. Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal, Lisbon is the capital of Portugal, and Kinshasa is the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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• 10.

Of these Asian countries, which one does NOT have access to the sea?

• A.

Pakistan

• B.

Cambodia

• C.

Syria

• D.

Nepal

D. Nepal
Explanation
Nepal is a landlocked country located in South Asia, surrounded by the countries of India and China. It does not have direct access to the sea as it is geographically situated in the Himalayas, far away from any coastline. Therefore, Nepal is the correct answer as it is the only Asian country listed that does not have access to the sea.

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• 11.

Which mountain range separates Spain from France?

• A.

Dinaric Alps

• B.

Pyrenees

• C.

Atlas

• D.

Pennines

B. Pyrenees
Explanation
The correct answer is Pyrenees. The Pyrenees mountain range is located in southwestern Europe, forming a natural border between Spain and France. It stretches for about 491 kilometers and is known for its stunning landscapes, including peaks, valleys, and deep gorges. The Pyrenees also serve as a barrier for weather systems, resulting in different climates on either side of the range.

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• 12.

Which is not a colorful name for a real sea?

• A.

Yellow

• B.

White

• C.

Blue

• D.

Red

C. Blue
Explanation
Blue is a colorful name for a real sea, so it is not the correct answer. Yellow, White, and Red are also colorful names that are used to describe real seas, such as the Yellow Sea, White Sea, and Red Sea. Therefore, Blue is the only option that does not fit the criteria of being a colorful name for a real sea.

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• 13.

Tangier is a coastal town in which Arab country?

• A.

Lebanon

• B.

Morocco

• C.

Qatar

• D.

Egypt

B. Morocco
Explanation
Tangier is a coastal town located in Morocco. Morocco is an Arab country in North Africa known for its diverse culture, rich history, and beautiful landscapes. Tangier, being a coastal town, is famous for its beaches and vibrant port. It is a popular tourist destination and has attracted artists, writers, and musicians from around the world. The city has a unique blend of Arab, European, and African influences, making it a truly fascinating place to visit.

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• 14.

Dubai is a major city located in which Arab country?

• A.

Jordan

• B.

Libya

• C.

United Arab Emirates

• D.

Yemen

C. United Arab Emirates
Explanation
Dubai is a major city located in the United Arab Emirates. The United Arab Emirates is an Arab country located in the Middle East. Dubai is one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates and is known for its modern architecture, luxury shopping, and vibrant nightlife. It is a popular tourist destination and a global hub for business and trade.

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• 15.

• A.

Iraq

• B.

Jordan

• C.

Tunisia

• D.

Lebanon