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Quiz I

  1. Paricutin is often considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World - what is it? And in which country is it?

  2. Which African city opened an underground metro system in 2011?
  3. Name the the largest island in Asia?
  4. Name the strait between the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf?
  5. In 1311, which British cathedral became the world's tallest structure (the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt had previously held the record for nearly 4000 years)?
  6. Which Italian city is home to the first and oldest (founded in 1088) university in the world?
  7. Which country in the Horn of Africa has the capital Asmara?
  8. Name the highest capital in the world?
  9. The Mont Blanc Tunnel links which two countries?
  10. Which river runs through the capital of Afghanistan, Kabul?
  11. In the USA, 'the Twin Cities' usually refers to which two cities?
  12. In which continent is Greenland?
  13. Name the most famous historic bridge to cross the Vltava river?
  14. Chester-le-Street is a town in which English county?


  1. A volcano in Mexico

  2. Algiers (it's just 8.4 miles long) Note: previously Cairo was the only city in Africa to have an undergound transport system
  3. Borneo
  4. The Strait of Hormuz
  5. Lincoln
  6. Bologna
  7. Eritrea
  8. La Paz
  9. Italy and France
  10. The Kabul River
  11. Minneapolis and Saint Paul
  12. North America
  13. Charles Bridge (in Prague)
  14. County Durham

Geography Quiz II

  1. Name the second-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea?
  2. Scottish cartographer John George Bartholomew is credited with naming which continent?
  3. Which city on the river Pegnitz is the second-largest city in Bavaria?
  4. How many national parks are there in Wales?
  5. Ceuta is a Spanish enclave sharing a border with which country?
  6. Which island is the most northerly of the Channel Islands?
  7. How many cantons make up Switzerland?
  8. Burj Khalifa is a skyscraper in which city?
  9. Which city was the imperial capital of Japan before Tokyo?
  10. Which country has the lowest population density of any country in Europe?


  1. Sardinia
  2. Antarctica (he used the term in 1890)
  3. Nuremberg
  4. 3 (Snowdonia (est. 1951), Pembrokeshire Coast (1952), and Brecon Beacons (1957))
  5. Morocco
  6. Alderney
  7. 26
  8. Dubai
  9. Kyoto
  10. Iceland

Geography Quiz

  1. In which county is the market town of Bury St Edmunds?
  2. Which European capital is located on the banks of the River Pedieos?
  3. Angkor Wat, the largest religious monument in the world, is in which country?
  4. Which African mainland country lies to the west of Madagascar?
  5. What is the official language of New Caledonia in the southwest Pacific Ocean?
  6. Cape Cod is a geographic cape and peninsula in which American state?
  7. The Cliffs of Moher are located in which European country?
  8. Name Poland's longest river?
  9. Which strait passes between the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf?
  10. Which Asian city is known for its historical landmarks such as The Bund, City God Temple and Yu Garden?


  1. Suffolk

  2. Nicosia
  3. Cambodia
  4. Mozambique
  5. French
  6. Massachusetts
  7. Ireland
  8. Vistula
  9. Strait of Hormuz
  10. Shanghai

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