Mastermind Club

Quiz 2021

Number 13

Geography

Set by Mel Kinsey



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 1/ The mighty Himalayas take the cake as far as the list of highest mountains goes; so, what is the highest peak outside of this range?

Mount Aconcagua

2/What gorge in the Ngorongoro area of Tanzania is considered the seat of humanity after the discovery of the earliest known specimens of modern man?

Olduvai Gorge

3/Upon seeing which stunning South American geographical feature did Eleanor Roosevelt say “Poor Niagara”

Iguazu Falls

4/The Shatt al-Arab waterway constitutes a part of the border between which countries?

Iran and Iraq

5/ What is also known as Qomolangma or Sagarmatha or Chomolungma in the native tongues of the people around it?

Mount Everest

6/ Jarbah island in the Mediterranean Sea is a popular tourist place which is said to be so idyllic that one forgets all sense of time there. This is attested by Homer who called it as what in his Odyssey?

Land of the lotus-eaters

7/ Which beautiful geographic feature can be shaped as Crescentic, Linear, Star, Dome, Parabolic, Longitudinal, Transverse and Reversing?

Sand dune

8/ Which country became the first sovereign state of the 21st century when Indonesia relinquished control on it in May 2002?

East Timor

9/ Three of the ten largest islands in the world belong to which country?

 Canada 

10/ What is the largest country in the world without permanent rivers?

Saudi Arabia

1/ Which national capital is the only city entirely built in the 20th century to be considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO?

Brasilia

12/ Which Peruvian city was the historic capital of the sun-worshipping Inca empire?

Cusco

13/ What is the geographic and historical term for the Western Asian peninsula which comprises about two-thirds of Turkey?

Anatolia, also known as Asia Minor

14/ After Russia, what is the second largest country in area amongst the former Soviet republics?

Kazakhstan  

15/ Which tiny landlocked European country, also the smallest German-speaking country in the world, has bordering countries that are also landlocked?

 

Liechtenstein

16/ The city of DeKalb, Illinois is credited as the first manufacturing site of what ‘restraining’ invention that revolutionized ranching in the US?

 

Barbed wire

17/ Flemish Cap, an area of shallow waters in the north Atlantic east of Newfoundland and Labrador is featured in which 2000 film as the final fishing grounds for Billy Tyne (George Clooney) and his crew?

 The Perfect Storm

18/ Established in 1974 in a self-governing territory, which is the largest national park in the world with an area of 972,000 sq kms (375,000 square miles)?

Northeast Greenland National Park

19/ Among US states with the highest number of national parks, California and Alaska come in first with 8 each. Which state comes next with 5 of them?

Utha

20/ In which country is the Albert Canal? 

Belgium

21/ South Ossetia, and Abkhazia are breakaway republics of which country?

Georgia

22/ Lake Eyre is the biggest lake in which country?

Australia

23/ Which islands are located in the middle of the Bering Strait between mainland Alaska and Siberia?

Diomede Islands

24/ In which country would you find Sihanoukville, Battambang and Siam Reap?

Cambodia

25/ Which mountain range stretches from the town of Seesen in northwest Germany to Eisleben in the east.

The Harz mountains