Geography 42

From the quiz on 18/7/17.

  1. Which English city was known to the Romans as Aquae Sulis (“waters of Sulis”)? Bath

  2. In which North American river is the archipelago known as Thousand Islands, after which Thousand Island dressing is thought to have been named? St Lawrence

  3. Which two Asian national capitals are situated on the banks of the Mekong River? Phnom Penh and Vientiane

  4. The Darién Gap, a notoriously dangerous break in the Pan-American Highway, is a lawless area of swampy jungle on the border of which two countries? Panama and Colombia

  5. In geology, what name, from the Greek for “ash(es)”, is given to the rock fragments and particles ejected by a volcanic eruption? Tephra

  6. Which Welsh city is the smallest city in the UK, with a population of just 1,841 in the 2011 census? St Davids (Tyddewi)

  7. After what type of geographical feature is Fleet Street in London named? (Underground) river

  8. Which city, nicknamed the Pink City for the colour of many of its buildings, is the capital of India’s largest state, Rajasthan? Jaipur

  9. The four European countries that drive on the left-hand side of the road are the UK, Ireland and which two others? Cyprus and Malta

  10. Which US state is the only one divided into regions called boroughs (rather than the standard counties), the least densely-populated and, by a technicality, both the easternmost and westernmost? Alaska


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