World Geography: Basic Questions! Ultimate Trivia Quiz

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  • 1. 

    Mozambique is a 1,400 mile narrow strip of fertile land stretching along the Indian Ocean on the East coast of Africa. What is it's capital city?

    • A.

      Beira

    • B.

      Maputo

    • C.

      Nampula

    • D.

      Mzuzu

    Correct Answer
    B. Maputo
    Explanation
    Maputo is the correct answer because it is the capital city of Mozambique. The question provides information about Mozambique being a narrow strip of land along the Indian Ocean, but does not directly mention the capital city. However, general knowledge about countries and their capitals is required to answer this question correctly.

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  • 2. 

    Europe's Liechtenstein is sixty percent Swiss Alps and claims which capital city?

    • A.

      Grenoble

    • B.

      Schaan

    • C.

      Camo

    • D.

      Vaduz

    Correct Answer
    D. Vaduz
    Explanation
    Liechtenstein, a country in Europe, is mostly covered by the Swiss Alps. It claims Vaduz as its capital city.

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  • 3. 

    What is the capital city of Tanzania?

    • A.

      Tanga

    • B.

      Zanzibar

    • C.

      Dar-Es-Salaam

    • D.

      Katmandu

    Correct Answer
    C. Dar-Es-Salaam
    Explanation
    Dar-Es-Salaam is the correct answer because it is the capital city of Tanzania. It is the largest city in the country and serves as its economic and administrative center. Dar-Es-Salaam is located on the eastern coast of Tanzania and is a major port city. It is known for its vibrant culture, historical landmarks, and beautiful beaches.

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  • 4. 

    Vanuatu, a group of islands in the Southwest Pacific, claims which capital city?

    • A.

      Tanna

    • B.

      Santo

    • C.

      Angelo

    • D.

      Vila

    Correct Answer
    D. Vila
    Explanation
    Vila is the correct answer because it is the capital city of Vanuatu. Vanuatu is a group of islands located in the Southwest Pacific. The capital city, Vila, is situated on the island of Efate and is the economic and administrative center of the country.

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  • 5. 

    What is the capital city of Vietnam?

    • A.

      Ho Chi Minh

    • B.

      Hanoi

    • C.

      Seoul

    • D.

      Mekong

    Correct Answer
    B. Hanoi
    Explanation
    Hanoi is the correct answer because it is the capital city of Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh is also a major city in Vietnam, but it is not the capital. Seoul is the capital city of South Korea, not Vietnam. Mekong is a river that flows through multiple countries in Southeast Asia, including Vietnam, but it is not a capital city. Therefore, Hanoi is the correct answer as it is the capital city of Vietnam.

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  • 6. 

    What is the capital city of Yemen which lies on the shores of the Red Sea?

    • A.

      Al-Hudayah

    • B.

      San'a

    • C.

      Ta'izz

    • D.

      Al-Mukalla

    Correct Answer
    B. San'a
    Explanation
    San'a is the correct answer because it is the capital city of Yemen and it is located on the shores of the Red Sea.

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  • 7. 

    What is the largest country in Africa?

    • A.

      South Africa

    • B.

      Algeria

    • C.

      Sudan

    • D.

      Zaire

    Correct Answer
    C. Sudan
    Explanation
    Sudan is the largest country in Africa. It has a total area of approximately 1.86 million square kilometers, making it the largest country on the continent. Sudan is located in northeastern Africa and is bordered by several countries including Egypt, Ethiopia, and Chad. It is home to diverse landscapes, including the Nile River, deserts, and mountains. Sudan's large size contributes to its cultural and ethnic diversity, with over 500 ethnic groups residing within its borders.

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  • 8. 

    The original master plan for this capital city was called Plano Piloto. The central area still holds this name. Which city is it?

    • A.

      Buenos Aires

    • B.

      Lima

    • C.

      Brasilia

    • D.

      Rio De Janeiro

    Correct Answer
    C. Brasilia
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Brasilia. The question states that the original master plan for this capital city was called Plano Piloto, and the central area still holds this name. This information indicates that the city in question is Brasilia, as it was designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer and urban planner Lúcio Costa, and the central area of the city is still known as Plano Piloto.

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  • 9. 

    Which capital city contains the Prado, one of the most beautiful boulevards in the world?

    • A.

      Rio De Janeiro

    • B.

      Lisbon

    • C.

      Madrid

    • D.

      Buenos Aires

    Correct Answer
    C. Madrid
    Explanation
    Madrid is the correct answer because it is the capital city that contains the Prado, which is known for being one of the most beautiful boulevards in the world. Rio De Janeiro, Lisbon, and Buenos Aires are not the correct answers as they do not have the Prado boulevard.

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  • 10. 

    The famous Battle of Waterloo was fought 12 miles outside of which city?

    • A.

      Bern

    • B.

      Paris

    • C.

      Brussels

    • D.

      London

    Correct Answer
    C. Brussels
    Explanation
    The famous Battle of Waterloo was fought 12 miles outside of Brussels. This battle took place on June 18, 1815, and marked the final defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte. The armies of the Seventh Coalition, led by the Duke of Wellington and Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher, faced off against Napoleon's forces. The battle resulted in a decisive victory for the coalition, effectively ending Napoleon's rule and leading to his exile.

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  • 11. 

    Which is part of the Solomon Islands?

    • A.

      The Solariata Atolls

    • B.

      Barbados

    • C.

      St. Anne Island

    • D.

      Guadalcanal

    Correct Answer
    D. Guadalcanal
    Explanation
    Guadalcanal is part of the Solomon Islands. The Solomon Islands is a country located in the South Pacific Ocean, and Guadalcanal is the largest island in the country. It is known for its historical significance during World War II, as it was the site of a major battle between the United States and Japan. Guadalcanal is also known for its lush rainforests, stunning beaches, and vibrant culture.

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  • 12. 

    What is the capital of Australia's Northern Territory?

    • A.

      Darwin

    • B.

      Arttunga

    • C.

      Macdonnell

    • D.

      Alice Springs

    Correct Answer
    A. Darwin
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Darwin. Darwin is the capital city of Australia's Northern Territory. It is located in the northern part of the country and is known for its tropical climate and rich biodiversity. Darwin is a major hub for tourism and serves as the gateway to popular attractions such as Kakadu National Park and Litchfield National Park. It is also a vibrant city with a multicultural population and offers a range of cultural and outdoor activities for residents and visitors alike.

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  • 13. 

    What is the capital of Queensland, Australia?

    • A.

      Brisbane

    • B.

      Ipswich

    • C.

      Gladstone

    • D.

      Melbourne

    Correct Answer
    A. Brisbane
    Explanation
    Brisbane is the correct answer because it is the capital of Queensland, Australia. It is a major city located on the eastern coast of the country and is known for its vibrant culture, beautiful parks, and riverfront attractions. Brisbane is also the third most populous city in Australia, making it an important economic and cultural hub.

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  • 14. 

    What is the capital of New South Wales, Australia?

    • A.

      Newcastle

    • B.

      Canberra

    • C.

      Lithgow

    • D.

      Sydney

    Correct Answer
    D. Sydney
    Explanation
    Sydney is the correct answer because it is the capital of New South Wales, Australia. It is the largest and most populous city in Australia, and it is known for its iconic landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Sydney is also the economic and cultural hub of the country, making it a significant city in Australia.

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  • 15. 

    What is the capital of Tasmania, Australia?

    • A.

      Launcestown

    • B.

      Deviltown

    • C.

      Hobart

    • D.

      New Norfolk

    Correct Answer
    C. Hobart
    Explanation
    Hobart is the correct answer because it is the capital of Tasmania, Australia. Launcestown, Deviltown, and New Norfolk are not the capitals of Tasmania.

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