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Quiz 2020

No 9

Geography

Answers

 

Set by Mel Kinsey

 

1/  The Strait of Otranto separates which two countries?

Italy & Albainia

2/ Which is the smallest independent country in South America?

Surinam

3/  How many points of the compass are there?

32 

4/  Which Spanish region has the same name as a region of eastern Europe spanning south-eastern Poland and western Ukraine?

Galacia

5/  With which countries does Spain have a land border (i.e. there is a border post)

Portugal, France, Andorra, Morocco (Ceuta and Melilla, U.K. (Gibralter)

6/ Valentia Island is of the coast of which European country?

Ireland

7/ Which country had, until 2011, a flag with only a solid colour?

Libya (the Libyan Arab Jamahriya)

8/  Where are the Tivoli Gardens?

Copenhagen (also a less well known one in Ljubljana)

9/  Abuja is the capital of the seventh most populous country in the world, which?

Nigeria

10/ Which river flows through the Grand Canyon?

The Colorado River

11/ Which African city derives its name from "Three Cities"

Tripoli (from 'Regio Tripolitana', region of the three cities)

12/  Port Moresby (Pot Mosbi) is the capital city of which country?

Papua New Guineas

13/ Which country has 37 official languages, more than any other? ( the first languge mentioned in the constitution and the most widely spoken is Spanish)

Bolivia

14/ Out of the ten most populous islands i the world, only two are outside Asia, can you name them?

Great Britain (3rd) and Hispaniola (10th)

15/ Where would you find the letters BCE ,ECB, EZB , EKT, and EKP together?

On Euro bank notes (the initials of the European Central Bank in different languages)

16/ The Merlion, an imaginary creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish, is used as the mascot of which island nation?

Singapore

17/ How is French Somaliland now known?

Djibouti

18/  Which three countries have a flag which is simply a circle on a solid background?

Japan, Bangladesh and Palau

19/ The Gulf of Bothnia lies between which two countries?

Sweden and Finland

20/  Yellowstone National Park is located mainly in Wyoming but also extends into which two other states?

Idaho and Montana

21/  The Juan de Fuca Strait seperates which two countries?

Canada and the USA (between Washington state and Vancouver Island)

22/ Which European capital city is served by Schwechat airport?

Vienna

 

 
 
 
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