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  • 1. 

    What do we call in English, the country which has as its official name, al-Jumhuriya al-Jazairiya ad-Dimuqratiya ash-Shabiya?

    • A.

      Afghanistan (Under Taliban Rule)

    • B.

      Libya

    • C.

      Algeria

    • D.

      Egypt

    Correct Answer
    C. Algeria
    Explanation
    The country which has the official name "al-Jumhuriya al-Jazairiya ad-Dimuqratiya ash-Shabiya" is Algeria.

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  • 2. 

    What is the approximate length of the Congo River?

    • A.

      2,900 Miles

    • B.

      2,345 Miles

    • C.

      1,918 Miles

    • D.

      3,124 Miles

    Correct Answer
    A. 2,900 Miles
    Explanation
    The approximate length of the Congo River is 2,900 miles.

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  • 3. 

    From 1960 to 1965, which African country was a major area of Chinese political influence?

    • A.

      Togo

    • B.

      Central African Republic

    • C.

      Ghana

    • D.

      Malawi

    Correct Answer
    B. Central African Republic
    Explanation
    During the period from 1960 to 1965, the Central African Republic was a major area of Chinese political influence. This suggests that China had a significant presence and influence in the political affairs of the country during that time.

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  • 4. 

    Which city has streets in its downtown area named Pacific, Pender, Nelson and Dunsmuir?

    • A.

      Nelson, New Zealand

    • B.

      Cairns, Australia

    • C.

      Vancouver, Canada

    • D.

      San Jose, USA

    Correct Answer
    C. Vancouver, Canada
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Vancouver, Canada. This is because Vancouver is the only city among the options that has streets named Pacific, Pender, Nelson, and Dunsmuir in its downtown area.

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  • 5. 

    Which city has a fine public beach, situated within its central business district, called Ela Beach?

    • A.

      Port Vila, Vanuatu

    • B.

      Suva, Fiji

    • C.

      Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

    • D.

      Papeete, Tahiti

    Correct Answer
    C. Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
    Explanation
    Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea has a fine public beach called Ela Beach situated within its central business district. This means that the beach is conveniently located in the heart of the city, making it easily accessible for both locals and tourists.

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  • 6. 

    Which city has an underground train network with stations called Town Hall, Wynyard and Central?

    • A.

      Sydney, Australia

    • B.

      London, United Kingdom

    • C.

      Cape Town, South Africa

    • D.

      Toronto, Canada

    Correct Answer
    A. Sydney, Australia
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Sydney, Australia. Sydney has an underground train network with stations called Town Hall, Wynyard, and Central. This indicates that Sydney has a well-developed underground train system with multiple stations, similar to other major cities with underground networks like London, Cape Town, and Toronto.

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  • 7. 

    Where in Chile is the Atacama Desert situated?

    • A.

      In The South

    • B.

      In The North

    • C.

      In The Central Part

    • D.

      Not Situated In Chile

    Correct Answer
    B. In The North
    Explanation
    The Atacama Desert is situated in the north of Chile. This desert is known for being one of the driest places on Earth, with very little rainfall and a lack of vegetation. It stretches for about 600 miles along the Pacific coast, from the border with Peru to the region of Coquimbo. The desert is characterized by its unique landscapes, including salt flats, sand dunes, and volcanic formations. It is a popular tourist destination due to its stunning natural beauty and its clear skies, which make it an ideal location for stargazing.

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  • 8. 

    In England, what is "The Naze"?

    • A.

      Lake In The Northeast.

    • B.

      Small River In Yorkshire.

    • C.

      Area Of Downtown Manchester.

    • D.

      Flat, Marshy Headland In Essex.

    Correct Answer
    D. Flat, Marshy Headland In Essex.
    Explanation
    "The Naze" refers to a flat, marshy headland in Essex, England. This area is known for its distinct landscape characterized by marshes and mudflats. It is a popular destination for birdwatching and nature enthusiasts due to its diverse wildlife and unique ecosystem. The Naze also features a historic tower called the Naze Tower, which offers panoramic views of the surrounding coastline.

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  • 9. 

    In England, what is "The Wash"?

    • A.

      A Bay In England At Its Closest Point To Ireland.

    • B.

      A Tributary Of The River Tyne.

    • C.

      A Shallow Inlet On The North Sea Coast.

    • D.

      A Waterfall In The Scottish Highlands.

    Correct Answer
    C. A Shallow Inlet On The North Sea Coast.
    Explanation
    "The Wash" refers to a shallow inlet on the North Sea coast of England. It is located between the counties of Lincolnshire and Norfolk. The area is characterized by extensive mudflats and sandbanks, which are exposed during low tide. The Wash is an important habitat for various bird species and is also known for its strong tidal currents.

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  • 10. 

    In Britain, what is the "Calf of Man"?

    • A.

      The Most Southerly Point Of The Isle Of Man.

    • B.

      The Most Northerly Point Of The Isle Of Man.

    • C.

      A Small Island South West Of The Isle Of Man.

    • D.

      A Low Range Of Hills In The South-West Of The Isle Of Man.

    Correct Answer
    C. A Small Island South West Of The Isle Of Man.
    Explanation
    The "Calf of Man" is a small island located southwest of the Isle of Man. It is a separate island from the Isle of Man and is known for its diverse wildlife and nature reserves. The island is a popular destination for birdwatching and is home to various seabird colonies.

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  • 11. 

    In England, what is "Brown Willy"?

    • A.

      A Hill In Cornwall.

    • B.

      A Rock Near Hartland Point.

    • C.

      A Winding Road Near Dover.

    • D.

      A Famous London Statue.

    Correct Answer
    A. A Hill In Cornwall.
    Explanation
    Brown Willy is the highest point in Cornwall, England. It is located on Bodmin Moor and offers panoramic views of the surrounding area. The name "Brown Willy" is believed to come from the Cornish word "Bronn Wennili", which means "hill of swallows". The hill is a popular destination for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts, attracting visitors from both Cornwall and beyond.

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  • 12. 

    Which island in the Atlantic has one of the world's highest volcanic mountains?

    • A.

      Tenerife

    • B.

      Madeira

    • C.

      Iceland

    • D.

      Ireland

    Correct Answer
    A. Tenerife
    Explanation
    Tenerife is the correct answer because it is an island in the Atlantic that is home to Mount Teide, which is one of the world's highest volcanic mountains. This mountain is a popular tourist attraction and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The volcanic landscape of Tenerife is a result of its geological history, with Mount Teide being the third tallest volcano in the world from its base on the ocean floor.

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  • 13. 

    Which two countries lie within the boundaries of South Africa?

    • A.

      Lesotho And Botswana.

    • B.

      Lesotho And Swaziland.

    • C.

      Swaziland And Botswana.

    • D.

      Botswana And Togo.

    Correct Answer
    B. Lesotho And Swaziland.
    Explanation
    Lesotho and Swaziland are the two countries that lie within the boundaries of South Africa. Both Lesotho and Swaziland are landlocked countries located within the southern region of Africa. Lesotho is completely surrounded by South Africa, while Swaziland is bordered by South Africa to the west and Mozambique to the east. These two countries share historical and cultural ties with South Africa and have close diplomatic relations.

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  • 14. 

    How many countries have names that end in "stan"?

    • A.

      Fifteen

    • B.

      Ten

    • C.

      Five

    • D.

      Seven

    Correct Answer
    D. Seven
    Explanation
    There are seven countries that have names ending in "stan". These countries are Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.

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  • 15. 

    What geological condition does "karst country" describe?

    • A.

      The Area Populated By The Karst People Of Namibia.

    • B.

      The Area Where Noted 18th Century Austrian Geographer, Ludwig Karst Lived.

    • C.

      An Area Of High, Weathered Peaks In Norway's North-East.

    • D.

      A Term Applied To Any Typically Limestone Scenery.

    Correct Answer
    D. A Term Applied To Any Typically Limestone Scenery.
    Explanation
    "Karst country" is a term used to describe any typically limestone scenery. Limestone is a type of sedimentary rock that is easily dissolved by water, creating unique features such as sinkholes, caves, and underground rivers. Karst landscapes are characterized by these distinctive landforms formed by the dissolution of limestone over time. This term can be applied to various regions around the world that exhibit these geological features.

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