Trivia On World Geography Study

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  • 1. 

    Who thought that earthquakes were caused by escaping air from the earth?

    • A.

      Aristotle

    • B.

      Plato

    • C.

      Aristarchus

    • D.

      Socrates

    Correct Answer
    A. Aristotle
    Explanation
    Aristotle believed that earthquakes were caused by escaping air from the earth. He proposed that underground caverns and channels filled with air would occasionally burst, causing the ground to shake. This theory was widely accepted during his time and was influential in shaping early understanding of earthquakes.

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  • 2. 

    What is the capital of the German State of Schleswig-Holstein?

    • A.

      Kiel

    • B.

      Hamburg

    • C.

      Dresden

    • D.

      Wyk-Auf-Fuhr

    Correct Answer
    A. Kiel
    Explanation
    Kiel is the correct answer because it is the capital of the German State of Schleswig-Holstein. Kiel is a major port city located on the Baltic Sea and is known for its maritime history and shipbuilding industry. It is also home to the annual Kiel Week, which is one of the largest sailing events in the world.

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  • 3. 

    In which country would the word "Strand" mean an actual beach?

    • A.

      Italy

    • B.

      Germany

    • C.

      Cuba

    • D.

      Australia

    Correct Answer
    B. Germany
    Explanation
    In Germany, the word "Strand" means an actual beach. This is because "Strand" is the German word for beach. Therefore, if someone is referring to a beach in Germany, they would use the word "Strand".

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  • 4. 

    What is the 10th longest river in the world?

    • A.

      Missouri

    • B.

      Mississippi

    • C.

      Niger

    • D.

      Zaire

    Correct Answer
    C. Niger
    Explanation
    The Niger River is the 10th longest river in the world. It is located in West Africa and flows through several countries including Guinea, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, and Benin. The river stretches over 4,180 kilometers and is an important water source for agriculture, transportation, and hydroelectric power in the region.

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  • 5. 

    At 2,600 miles, what is the 9th longest river in the world?

    • A.

      Rhine

    • B.

      Niger

    • C.

      Mekong

    • D.

      Danube

    Correct Answer
    C. Mekong
    Explanation
    The Mekong River is the 9th longest river in the world, stretching for approximately 2,600 miles.

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  • 6. 

    The Pacific Oceans' Marshall Islands boast which capital city?

    • A.

      Kelebi

    • B.

      Majuro

    • C.

      Ebeye

    • D.

      Marshall

    Correct Answer
    B. Majuro
    Explanation
    Majuro is the correct answer because it is the capital city of the Marshall Islands, which are located in the Pacific Ocean. The other options, Kelebi, Ebeye, and Marshall, are not the capital cities of the Marshall Islands.

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  • 7. 

    What is the capital city of the former U.S.S.R. republic Moldova?

    • A.

      Chisinau

    • B.

      Tighina

    • C.

      Tiraspol

    • D.

      Balti

    Correct Answer
    A. Chisinau
    Explanation
    Chisinau is the correct answer because it is the capital city of the former U.S.S.R. republic Moldova. Chisinau is the largest city in Moldova and serves as its political, economic, and cultural center. It is located in the southeastern part of the country and is known for its architectural landmarks, including the Nativity Cathedral and the Triumphal Arch. Chisinau is also an important transportation hub, with an international airport and railway connections to other major cities in Europe.

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  • 8. 

    Lesotho, which is completely surrounded by the Republic of South Africa, claims which city as it's capital?

    • A.

      Truha

    • B.

      Maseru

    • C.

      Maputsoe

    • D.

      Mombasa

    Correct Answer
    B. Maseru
    Explanation
    Maseru is the correct answer because Lesotho, a landlocked country completely surrounded by South Africa, claims Maseru as its capital city. Maseru is the largest city in Lesotho and serves as its administrative, economic, and cultural center.

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  • 9. 

    Which city is the capital of Malawi, a small nation in Southeast Africa?

    • A.

      Nyasa

    • B.

      Blantyre

    • C.

      Mzuzu

    • D.

      Lilongwe

    Correct Answer
    D. Lilongwe
    Explanation
    Lilongwe is the correct answer because it is the capital city of Malawi. It is located in the central region of the country and is the largest city in Malawi. The city serves as the administrative and economic center of Malawi, housing the government offices, international embassies, and major businesses.

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  • 10. 

    Which of these rivers is most Southern?

    • A.

      Nile

    • B.

      Amazon

    • C.

      Orange

    • D.

      Chattahoochee

    Correct Answer
    C. Orange
    Explanation
    The Orange River is the most Southern river among the options given. This can be determined by looking at the geographical location of each river. The Nile River is located in northeastern Africa, the Amazon River is in South America, and the Chattahoochee River is in the southeastern United States. The Orange River, on the other hand, is located in southern Africa, making it the most Southern option.

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  • 11. 

    In what country is Duvel beer brewed?

    • A.

      England

    • B.

      Belgium

    • C.

      France

    • D.

      Holland

    Correct Answer
    B. Belgium
    Explanation
    Duvel beer is brewed in Belgium. Belgium is known for its rich brewing tradition and is home to many famous beer brands. Duvel is a popular Belgian beer known for its strong and distinctive taste. The country's brewing expertise and quality standards make it an ideal location for producing high-quality beers like Duvel.

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  • 12. 

    An archipelago of 169 Pacific islands known as the "Friendly Islands", Tonga has what capital city?

    • A.

      Mu'a

    • B.

      Kurichi

    • C.

      Neifu

    • D.

      Nuk'alofa

    Correct Answer
    D. Nuk'alofa
    Explanation
    Nuk'alofa is the correct answer because it is the capital city of Tonga. Tonga is an archipelago consisting of 169 Pacific islands and is often referred to as the "Friendly Islands". Nuk'alofa serves as the political, economic, and cultural center of the country.

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  • 13. 

    South Africa has three capital cities, one each for the administrative, legislative, and judicial branches of government. What are they?

    • A.

      Pretoria, Cape Town, Bloemfontein

    • B.

      Pretoria, Johannesburg, Durban

    • C.

      Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban

    • D.

      Pretoria, Cape Town, Johannesburg

    Correct Answer
    A. Pretoria, Cape Town, Bloemfontein
    Explanation
    South Africa has three capital cities, each serving a different branch of government. Pretoria is the administrative capital, Cape Town is the legislative capital, and Bloemfontein is the judicial capital.

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  • 14. 

    Which capital city was founded by Pedro Arias de Avila in 1519?

    • A.

      Buenos Aires

    • B.

      Panama City

    • C.

      Mexico City

    • D.

      Madrid

    Correct Answer
    B. Panama City
    Explanation
    Panama City was founded by Pedro Arias de Avila in 1519. This makes it the correct answer to the question. Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina and was not founded by Pedro Arias de Avila. Mexico City was founded by the Aztecs and Madrid is the capital of Spain, so they are also not the correct answers.

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  • 15. 

    Where did New Zealand's name originate?

    • A.

      A Local Animal

    • B.

      An Australian Explorer

    • C.

      England

    • D.

      Denmark

    Correct Answer
    D. Denmark
    Explanation
    New Zealand's name originated from Denmark. This is because the country was named by Dutch explorer Abel Tasman, who named it "Nova Zeelandia" after the Dutch province of Zeeland. The name was later anglicized to "New Zealand."

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