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Global Geography Facts Quiz

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What is the smallest continent in terms of landmass?
South America
Australia
Antarctica
North America

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What is the common name given to the vast grassland that makes up Mongolia and Manchuria?
The Unger
The Adriatic
The Veld
The Steppe

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What is the name of the imaginary vertical line that divides the Eastern and Western Hemispheres?
The International Date Line
The Philippines Line
The Magellan Line
The Prime Meridian

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The term Alpine is often used to refer to what type of geography?
Global Geography Facts Quiz
Arid deserts
Deep oceans
Snowy mountains
Deep jungles

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Patagonia is the southern part of what continent?
South America
North America
Asia
Europe

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What European country is directly south of Austria and directly east of Italy?
Slovenia
Serbia
Germany
Greece

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What is the name of the sea that separates Greece from Italy?
The Adriatic Sea
The Black Sea
The Red Sea
The Ionian Sea

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The Smoky Mountains are found in what continent?
Australia
North America
Europe
Africa

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What is the name of the four-year cycle of ocean water warming and cooling to determine the air pressure of certain areas?
Perestroika
El Nino
Habeas Corpus
Erosion

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Which of the following nations is NOT located on the same island as the others?
England
Ireland
Scotland
Wales

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The Cape of Good Hope is the southern tip of what continent?
South America
Africa
Australia
Asia

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Which of the following seas is found north of the European mainland?
The Dead Sea
The Mediterranean Sea
The Adriatic Sea
The Baltic Sea

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The nation of Sierra Leone is found in what continent?
Africa
South America
North America
Europe

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The Outback is a part of what continent's geography?
Global Geography Facts Quiz
South America
Asia
Australia
Africa

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Which of the following places is NOT one of the three points that make up the Bermuda Triangle?
Puerto Rico
Bermuda
New Guinea
Florida

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Which of the two Tropics is north of the Equator?
The Tropic of Cancer
The Tropic of Sagittarius
The Tropic of Libra
The Tropic of Capricorn

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What river forms the general boundary between Mexico and the U.S.A.?
The Colorado River
The Rio Verde
The Missouri River
The Rio Grande

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Sumatra and Java are two of the islands that make up what country?
Madagascar
The Philippines
Indonesia
Japan

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The Yangtze River is the longest river to flow entirely within one country. What country does the Yangtze flow within?
Bangladesh
India
Mongolia
China

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What is the common name for the swampy lowlands found within the U.K. and Ireland?
The monsoons
The moors
The atolls
The peninsulas

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What is the name of the imaginary line that roughly follows 180 degrees longitude and determines an important facet of time?
The Equator
The Mark of Hours
The International Date Line
The Global Determination Zone

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What mountain is the highest point in the Alps?
Mount Nohr
Mount Blanc
Mount Grun
Mount Ruj

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West of the Andes Mountains is what large South American desert?
The Gobi Desert
The Atacama Desert
The Sahara Desert
The Kalahari Desert

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The nation of Bolivia is found in what continent?
South America
Africa
Australia
Asia

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What two countries share the island of Hispaniola?
The Philippines and Brazil
Haiti and The Dominican Republic
Sri Lanka and Bangladesh
China and Japan

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The Ring of Fire marks the external boundary of what ocean?
The Pacific Ocean
The Atlantic Ocean
The Arctic Ocean
The Indian Ocean

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The Great Salt Lake is the largest salt lake in the Western Hemisphere. In what American state is the Great Salt Lake located?
Ohio
Utah
Texas
Montana

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What are the two rivers that allowed Mesopotamia to flourish in the early days of human civilization?
The Tigris and Euphrates
The Tiber and Nile
The Yellow and Yangtze
The Amazon and Chilean

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What Central American nation has a famous namesake canal which connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans?
Guatemala
Belize
Mexico
Panama

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Pakistan is directly west of what major country?
India
China
Saudi Arabia
Egypt

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