Geography 20

From the quiz on 23/2/16.

  1. After which English monarch is the US state of Virginia named? Elizabeth I

  2. Nuuk (formerly known as Godthåb) is the capital and largest city of which extensive non-sovereign country? Greenland

  3. The Great Artesian Basin, one of the largest underground water reservoirs in the world at about 1.7 million km² in surface area, underlies about 22% of which country? Australia

  4. Which two countries share the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean Sea? Haiti and Dominican Republic

  5. At about 955 hectares in area, which is the largest of London’s eight Royal Parks? Richmond Park

  6. In which South American country does the Amazon river rise? Peru

  7. In order to qualify as a Munro, a Scottish mountain must be at least how many feet high? 3,000

  8. In which country, whose flag depicts a single white star centred on a light blue field, is the easternmost point of mainland Africa? Somalia

  9. Which sea, the only one that does not have a land boundary, occupies the interior of the system of currents known as the North Atlantic Gyre and is noted for its calm waters, eel population and abundance of seaweed? Sargasso Sea

  10. Which German city in North Rhine–Westphalia is the subject of a long-running satirical conspiracy theory that states that its existence is merely an illusion propagated by a secret organization known only as SIE (“them”)? Bielefeld


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