11BFreeGeographyK – March 1, 2011



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11BFreeGeographyK – March 1, 2011
The Earth is not a sphere, because it bulges at what hemisphere?

A. Southern Hemisphere


The Tropic of Capricorn passes through which landlocked country of South America?

A. Paraguay


Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, lies on which coast of the Caspian Sea?

A. West
What is the arm of the Mediterranean Sea that lies between the coast of Spain and the Balearic Islands?

A. Gulf of Valencia
In geography, what does the acronym GIS stand for?

A. Geographic Information Systems


What tropic line runs through China, India, Oman, and Mexico?

A. Tropic of Cancer


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The flow of what river severed Trinidad from the coast of South America?

A. Orinoco River


The South Shetland Islands lie between the Antarctic Peninsula and what continent?

A. South America


Most of the world’s deadliest earthquakes have occurred in what country?

A. China (or People’s Republic of China)


What type of landform are the following: barrier, continental, and oceanic?

A. Islands


The Cyclades are islands belonging to which country of Europe?

A. Greece


Phang Nga Bay lies along the southwest coast of which Asian country?

A. Thailand


A valley glacier is one of two types of glaciers; name the other?

A. Alpine glacier


Most of the oldest rocks on Earth are of what type?

A. Metamorphic


What kind of islands is separated from the seashore by a sound or a channel?

A. Barrier


Which English city was set in 1884 as the prime meridian by an International Resolution?

A. Greenwich


Which unmanned scientific satellites have produced continuously remote-sensing data of the Earth since 1922?

A. Landsat


What process caused the formation of the Earth’s crust over four billion years ago?

A. Plate tectonics


The December 26, 2004, tsunami occurred off the coast of what major island of Indonesia?

A. Sumatra


What body of water connects the Gulf of Oman to the Persian Gulf?

A. Strait of Hormuz


The Rappahannock River meanders through the Blue Ridge Mountains on its way to empty into what body of water?

A. Chesapeake Bay


Louisbourg National Historical Park lies on which Canadian island?

A. Cape Breton Island


Which country lies farthest north: Finland, Norway, or Sweden?

A. Norway


What body of water separates Baffin Island from the province of Quebec?

A. Hudson Strait


The Kailao is a Wallisian dance brought to what country of Africa?

A. Tonga
What tropic line runs through Australia, Brazil, Namibia, and Madagascar?

A. Tropic of Capricorn
Three of world’s most deadly volcanoes have erupted in which Asian country?

A. Indonesia


Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial lies on Put-in-Bay at South Bass Island just north of which U.S. state?

A. Ohio


The Detroit River connects Lake Erie with what lake on the Canadian-United States border?

A. Lake St. Clair


Kansas, New Mexico, Texas, and which other U.S. state surround the panhandle of Oklahoma?

A. Colorado


Ellesmere Island, Canada, is part of which territory?

A. Nunavut


Clingman’s Dome is a 6,643-foot mountain that lies on the border between North Carolina and which U.S. state?

A. North Carolina


What body of water separates Prince Edward Island from mainland Canada?

A. Northumberland Strait


Which landlocked country lies south of Chad on the African continent?

A. Central African Republic


Which seasonal adjustments in wind and temperature in the eastern Pacific Ocean causes a poor Atlantic hurricane season?

A. El Nino


Which country has experienced the world’s six most deadly floods?

A. China (or People’s Republic of China)


What intense activity on the sun causes an active night display of the aurora borealis?

A. Solar wind


What underwater mountain chain stretches for more than 40,000 miles around the Earth?

A. Mid-Ocean Ridge (or Mid Oceanic-Ridge)


What causes the winds to deflect to the right in the northern hemisphere?

A. Coriolis effect


Which state is NOT touched by the Mississippi River: Louisiana or Alabama?

A. Alabama


Which country lies farther north: Paraguay or Uruguay?

A. Paraguay


Name the warm surface current originating in the Caribbean Sea that flow up the eastern coast of the United States.

A. Gulf Stream

Panch Pokari is a series of three lakes found on what mountain?

A. Mount Everest


After the Caspian Sea, the world’s next three largest lakes are found in what system?

A. Great Lakes


Most icebergs in the Northern Hemisphere come from glaciers of what entity?

A. Greenland


Which region has an ozone hole over it the size of North America?

A. Antarctica


True or False

Most cyclones, hurricanes, and typhoons develop above the equator.

A. True
The Mindo Cloud Forest is located on which continent?

A. South America


After Alfred Wegener, Christopher Scotese developed a super continent configuration that will form in the next 250 million years called what?

A. Pangaea Ultima


Which river of Russia flows north into the Laptev Sea?

A. Lena River


Jackson Hole is located in the Grand Teton National Park in which U.S. state?

A. Wyoming


What region is disputed by China, India, and Pakistan?

A. Kashmir


The Gulf of Mexico currents wash the shores of Sanibel Island belonging to which U.S. state?

A. Florida


The Reichstag renovation of the parliament building occurred in which German city in the late 20th-century?

A. Berlin


What body of water separates Hong Kong Island from the Kowloon Peninsula?

A. Victoria Harbour


What is the largest and most celebrated temple on the acropolis of Athens?

A. Parthenon


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