Trivia On World Geography Current Affair

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Trivia On World Geography Current Affair - Quiz

This is a brief quiz on the basics of world geography! Take this quiz and score a full to show you know everything about world geography!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The definition of "science of measuring water depths" best fits which geographic term?

    • A.

      Hythergraph

    • B.

      System

    • C.

      Geotechnologies

    • D.

      Bathymetry

    Correct Answer
    D. Bathymetry
    Explanation
    Bathymetry is the science of measuring water depths, specifically in oceans, seas, and lakes. It involves the use of various techniques and technologies to map and study the topography of underwater surfaces. This term is the most appropriate because it directly relates to the measurement and understanding of water depths, which is the focus of the given definition. Hythergraph refers to the instrument used for measuring atmospheric humidity and temperature, while system and geotechnologies are more general terms that do not specifically pertain to the measurement of water depths.

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  • 2. 

    The definition of "maximum height reached by a rising tide" best fits this geography term?

    • A.

      High Water

    • B.

      Cartography

    • C.

      Isopleth

    • D.

      Estuary

    Correct Answer
    A. High Water
    Explanation
    High Water refers to the maximum height reached by a rising tide. It is the point where the water level is at its highest during the tidal cycle. This term is commonly used in coastal areas to describe the peak of the tide. It is important for navigational purposes and for understanding the impact of tides on coastal ecosystems.

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  • 3. 

    Ukraine is located on which continent?

    • A.

      North America

    • B.

      Asia

    • C.

      Africa

    • D.

      Europe

    Correct Answer
    D. Europe
    Explanation
    Ukraine is located on the continent of Europe. It shares borders with several European countries such as Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, and Belarus. Additionally, Ukraine is a member of the Council of Europe, further confirming its location on the European continent. Geographically, Ukraine is situated in the eastern part of Europe, with the Black Sea to its south.

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  • 4. 

    On which continent is the majority of Russia's area located?

    • A.

      Europe

    • B.

      Asia

    • C.

      South America

    • D.

      Africa

    Correct Answer
    A. Europe
    Explanation
    The majority of Russia's area is located in Europe. While Russia spans both Europe and Asia, the larger portion of its landmass is situated in Europe. The Ural Mountains act as the traditional boundary between Europe and Asia, with most of Russia's western territories lying in Europe. However, it is important to note that a significant portion of Russia, including Siberia, is located in Asia.

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  • 5. 

    On which continent is Malta located?

    • A.

      Europe

    • B.

      Asia

    • C.

      Africa

    • D.

      South America

    Correct Answer
    A. Europe
    Explanation
    Malta is located in Europe. It is an archipelago in the central Mediterranean Sea, south of Italy. The country has strong historical and cultural ties to Europe, and it is a member of the European Union. Additionally, geographically, Malta is considered part of the European continent.

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  • 6. 

    On which continent is Macedonia located?

    • A.

      Europe

    • B.

      Asia

    • C.

      Africa

    • D.

      North America

    Correct Answer
    A. Europe
    Explanation
    Macedonia is located in Europe. It is a landlocked country in the Balkan Peninsula. It shares borders with several European countries such as Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia, Kosovo, and Albania. The capital city of Macedonia is Skopje, which is also situated in Europe. Therefore, the correct answer is Europe.

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  • 7. 

    Fiji is considered to be part of which continent?

    • A.

      Europe

    • B.

      North America

    • C.

      Africa

    • D.

      Australia

    Correct Answer
    D. Australia
    Explanation
    Fiji is considered to be part of the continent of Australia because it is located in the South Pacific Ocean, northeast of Australia. Geographically, Fiji is part of the region known as Oceania, which includes Australia, New Zealand, and various Pacific islands. While Fiji is not physically connected to the Australian continent, it is still considered to be part of the same continental plate and shares cultural, historical, and economic ties with Australia.

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  • 8. 

    On which continent is Yemen located?

    • A.

      Africa

    • B.

      Asia

    • C.

      Europe

    • D.

      South America

    Correct Answer
    B. Asia
    Explanation
    Yemen is located on the continent of Asia. This can be determined by looking at a map or considering its geographical location. Yemen is situated on the southern end of the Arabian Peninsula, which is a part of the larger Asian continent.

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  • 9. 

    Turkey is considered to be part of which continent?

    • A.

      Asia

    • B.

      North America

    • C.

      Europe

    • D.

      Africa

    Correct Answer
    A. Asia
    Explanation
    Turkey is considered to be part of the continent of Asia because the majority of its landmass is located in Asia. While a small portion of Turkey, known as Eastern Thrace, is geographically located in Europe, the country as a whole is generally classified as part of Asia. This is due to cultural, historical, and political reasons, as well as its geographical proximity to other Asian countries.

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  • 10. 

    Syria is located on which continent?

    • A.

      Europe

    • B.

      Asia

    • C.

      North America

    • D.

      Africa

    Correct Answer
    B. Asia
    Explanation
    Syria is located on the continent of Asia because it is bordered by countries such as Turkey, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Israel, all of which are located in Asia. Additionally, geographically, Syria is part of the Middle East region, which is predominantly located in Asia.

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  • 11. 

    Saudi Arabia is located on which continent?

    • A.

      Asia

    • B.

      Europe

    • C.

      Africa

    • D.

      South America

    Correct Answer
    A. Asia
    Explanation
    Saudi Arabia is located on the continent of Asia. This is because geographically, Saudi Arabia is situated in the western part of Asia, specifically in the Arabian Peninsula. It shares borders with several Asian countries such as Jordan, Iraq, and Kuwait. Additionally, Saudi Arabia is a member of various Asian organizations such as the Arab League and the Gulf Cooperation Council, further emphasizing its location in Asia.

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  • 12. 

    Qatar is located on which continent?

    • A.

      Europe

    • B.

      Asia

    • C.

      North America

    • D.

      Africa

    Correct Answer
    B. Asia
    Explanation
    Qatar is located on the continent of Asia. This is because Qatar is a country in the Middle East region, specifically on the northeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It shares its only land border with Saudi Arabia, which further confirms its location in Asia.

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  • 13. 

    On which continent is Oman located?

    • A.

      Asia

    • B.

      North America

    • C.

      South America

    • D.

      Africa

    Correct Answer
    A. Asia
    Explanation
    Oman is located on the continent of Asia. It is situated in the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula. The country shares borders with Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. Geographically, Oman is part of the Middle East region, which is predominantly located in Asia. Additionally, culturally and politically, Oman is considered an Asian country.

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  • 14. 

    On which continent is Jordan located?

    • A.

      Asia

    • B.

      North America

    • C.

      Africa

    • D.

      Europe

    Correct Answer
    A. Asia
    Explanation
    Jordan is located in Asia.

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  • 15. 

    On which continent is Brunei located?

    • A.

      Asia

    • B.

      South America

    • C.

      Africa

    • D.

      Europe

    Correct Answer
    A. Asia
    Explanation
    Brunei is located on the continent of Asia. This small country is situated on the northern coast of the island of Borneo, which is shared by several countries including Indonesia and Malaysia. Brunei's location in Asia is supported by its geographical coordinates and its neighboring countries.

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