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Atlantic Ocean Trivia


  1. What name is given to the group of nine volcanic islands 870 miles west of Lisbon?
  2. Name the aviators who made the first non-stop transatlantic flight in June 1919?
  3. The name "Atlantic" is thought to be derived from which African mountain range?
  4. What term is often used by British and Americans as a nickname for the northern Atlantic Ocean?
  5. Which British Overseas Territory in the South Atlantic is the most remote inhabited island on Earth?
  6. Which trench is the deepest in the Atlantic?

  7. Which uninhabitable granite islet in the North Atlantic Ocean did the United Kingdom claim in 1955?
  8. Which unofficial accolade is given to the passenger liner in regular service which crosses the Atlantic Ocean with the highest average speed?
  9. Which narrow strait connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea?
  10. Which rocky headland is the geographic southern tip of Africa and the dividing line between the Atlantic and Indian Oceans?
  11. Which seaport lies near the Atlantic entrance to the Panama Canal?
  12. Which 'European' reached North America more than 500 years before Columbus?
  13. Which sea of the Atlantic Ocean is known for having no land boundaries?
  14. Which British Overseas Territory is 643 miles to the west-northwest of the American state of North Carolina?
  15. If you sail due east from New York City, which European country do you come to?
  16. A large North Atlantic Iceberg hit and sunk RMS Titanic on the 14th of April in which year?
  17. Which Italian physicist succeeding in sending the first radio transmission across the Atlantic Ocean in 1901?
  18. In 1970, Thor Heyerdahl crossed the Atlantic in a papyrus raft named after which god?
  19. Name the warm Atlantic Ocean current that originates at the tip of Florida and follows the eastern coast of North America before crossing the Atlantic Ocean towards Europe?
  20. Which mountain range runs underwater, north to south, through the middle of the Atlantic Ocean?
  21. Which novel by Nicholas Monsarrat follows the lives of Royal Navy sailors fighting the Battle of the Atlantic during World War Two?
  22. Which group of volcanic islands in the South Atlantic is the most remote inhabited archipelago in the world?


  1. Azores
  2. Alcock and Brown
  3. Atlas Mountains
  4. The pond
  5. Tristan da Cunha
  6. The Puerto Rico Trench
  7. Rockall
  8. The Blue Riband
  9. The Strait of Gibraltar
  10. Cape Agulhas
  11. Colon
  12. Leif Erikson
  13. The Sargasso Sea
  14. Bermuda
  15. Portugal
  16. 1912
  17. Guglielmo Marconi
  18. Ra (the raft was named Ra II)
  19. The Gulf Stream
  20. The Mid-Atlantic Ridge
  21. The Cruel Sea
  22. Tristan da Cunha