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Welcome to our Quiz About the Southern Hemisphere

Trivia Questions

  1. Can you name the highest mountain in the Southern Hemisphere?
  2. How much of Africa is in the Southern Hemisphere, a third or two-thirds?
  3. True or false, penguins only live in the Southern Hemisphere?
  4. What 'effect' causes cyclones and tropical storms to spin clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere?
  5. Can you name the largest landmass in the Southern Hemisphere?
  6. What percentage of the people on Earth live in the Southern Hemisphere: (a) 10%, (b) 20%, or (c) 30%?

  7. How many continents are completely in the Southern Hemisphere?
  8. The majority of the hemisphere's population speak one of just five languages. Can you name all five?
  9. Can you name the most populous Portuguese-speaking capital city in the world?
  10. Which country that lies entirely within the Southern Hemisphere has three capital cities?
  11. Which island country, with Dili as its capital city, is the only Asian country to be located completely in the Southern Hemisphere?
  12. Which is the most populated country located at least partly in the Southern Hemisphere?
  13. Three countries begining with the letter 'p' are located completely in the Southern Hemisphere - can you name all three?
  14. In which month is the Summer Solstice in the southern hemisphere? (Note: the Summer Soltice is the longest day.)
  15. How many times has the Summer Olympics been held in the Southern Hemisphere?
  16. In horse racing, in the UK a thoroughbred's official birthday always falls on January 1, what is this universal birthday in the Southern Hemisphere?
  17. Road signs mark which circle of latitude that passes through Namibia?
  18. Can you name the Art Deco statue of Jesus Christ created by French sculptor Paul Landowski in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil?
  19. How much of the surface of the Southern Hemisphere is water: (a) 61%, (B) 71%, or (c) 81%?
  20. What is the name of the ocean between South America and Africa?
  21. The Great Barrier Reef is off the coast of which Australian state?
  22. Who was the leader of the expedition that reached the Geographic South Pole on 14 December 1911?


  1. Aconcagua
  2. One-third of Africa
  3. False. The Galapagos penguins live in the northern hemisphere, the only ones to do so.
  4. The Coriolis Effect
  5. Antarctica
  6. (a) 10%
  7. Two (Australia and Antarctica)
  8. Portuguese, English, Spanish, French, and Indonesian
  9. Luanda (in Angola) - remember, we asked for most populous Portuguese-speaking capital city NOT city
  10. South Africa
  11. East Timor
  12. Indonesia
  13. Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, and Peru
  14. December
  15. Three times. Australia (1956 and 2000) and Brazil (2016)
  16. August 1
  17. The Tropic of Capricorn

  18. Christ the Redeemer
  19. (c) 81%
  20. Atlantic Ocean
  21. Queensland
  22. Roald Amundsen (of Norway)