Geography 37

From the quiz on 4/4/17.

  1. Which two US state capitals lie on the Mississippi River? Baton Rouge and Saint Paul

  2. In which Arab country is Palm Jumeirah, an artificial archipelago constructed in the shape of a palm tree? United Arab Emirates

  3. The Potteries is a name given to the pottery industry centred on which Midlands city? Stoke-on-Trent

  4. Which Australian state was formerly known as Van Diemen’s Land, after a Governor-General of the Dutch East India Company? Tasmania

  5. Which ethnic group is represented by the flag consisting of two equal-height horizontal bands of black and red with with a central yellow disc? Aboriginal Australians

  6. Piraeus is the chief port of which European capital city? Athens

  7. Cursus Barrows, Woodhenge, Durrington Walls and Silbury Hill are among the many Neolithic monuments forming a UNESCO World Heritage Site in which English county? Wiltshire

  8. St Peter Port is the capital and largest city of which British island? Guernsey

  9. Of what are Cassini–Soldner, Gall–Peters, Van der Grinten and Winkel tripel all examples? Map projection

  10. The extreme stormy weather known as Catatumbo lightning occurs where the Catatumbo River meets Lake Maracaibo in which South American country? Venezuela


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