Geography 22

From the quiz on 5/4/16.

  1. Which range of hills and small mountains is often described as the “backbone of England”? Pennines

  2. In geology, what adjective is applied to rocks such as slate or marble that have been transformed by extreme heat or pressure? Metamorphic

  3. On which major river do the Chinese cities of Wuhan, Nanjing and Shanghai all stand? Yangtze (Cháng Jiāng)

  4. The town of Wincanton, which is located about 22 miles southwest of Bath, is twinned with which fictional city created by Terry Pratchett? Ankh-Morpork

  5. Which mountain’s highest point is known as Uhuru, a Swahili word that means “freedom” or “independence”? Kilimanjaro

  6. Which Asian country’s national flag depicts a red and blue yin–yang-like symbol called a taegeuk surrounded by four black trigrams, all on a white field? South Korea

  7. The only two national capitals named after US presidents are Washington DC and which city in West Africa? Monrovia (capital of Liberia)

  8. In which national park is Grand Prismatic Spring, the largest hot spring in the US? Yellowstone

  9. Which country in Central Asia is the largest country in the world that is doubly-landlocked, that is, surrounded entirely by landlocked countries? Uzbekistan

  10. Which city in Los Angeles County is the most populous city in California whose name is not derived from Spanish? Long Beach

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