World Geography Trivia Quiz
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In Magellan’s wake
When sailing through the Straits of Magellan you will see glaciers and dense forests. You might also see humpback whales and elephant seals. Where are the Straits of Magellan?
B) At the southern tip of South America
C) Between Alaska and Russia
D) Between the Rock of Gibraltar and northern Africa
The last continent
Which was the last continent to be discovered by Europeans?
Name that land mass
A map of the “New World” produced in 1507 had the name “America” on it. What was the source of the name?
B) The Crown Prince of Spain’s favorite horse
C) Columbus’s daughter
D) An Italian explorer
The little ocean that could
Which is the world’s smallest ocean?
Area of areas
In 1972, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) established the World Heritage List to protect sites embodying the world’s cultural and natural heritage. What is the largest World Heritage Area?
B) Jaú National Park (Brazil)
C) Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas (China)
D) The Virgin Komi Forest (Russia)
Which is the only European colonial power still to control part of mainland South America?
Ranking the continents
When the continents are listed in order from largest to smallest, the first four are Asia, Africa, North America and South America. Which of the following correctly completes the list?
B) Antarctica, Oceania/Australia, Europe
C) Europe, Antarctica, Oceania/Australia
D) Europe, Oceania/Australia, Antarctica
China shares a border with Russia that is 3,645 km (2265 mi.) in length, but that is just a small part of China’s 22,117 km (13,743 mi.) land border. With how many countries does China share a border?
What is the only country that completely surrounds two other countries?
Which country has the longest coastline?
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