Geography 33

From the quiz on 6/12/16.

  1. What type building is indicated in Welsh place names by the prefix llan- and in Scottish place names by the prefixes kirk- and kil-? Church

  2. Which city is often referred to as the Silicon Valley of India because of its large number of technology companies? Bangalore

  3. Papeete, on the island of Tahiti, is the capital of which overseas collectivity of France? French Polynesia

  4. In which island country is the easternmost point of Africa? Mauritius

  5. Which English city’s cathedral has a celebrated central tower known as the Octagon? Ely

  6. Which spice, one of the country’s principal exports, appears in the hoist of the flag of Grenada? Nutmeg

  7. By what name, literally meaning “bay entrance”, was Japan’s capital Tōkyō known prior to its renaming in 1868? Edo

  8. Which member of the G20 is the only one that is not a sovereign state? European Union

  9. In which English county is Pendle Hill, which is traditionally climbed every Halloween because of its involvement in a series of witch trials in 1612? Lancashire

  10. Bir Tawil is an unclaimed, mostly barren trapezoid of land situated between which two African countries? Egypt and Sudan


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