Geography

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Can you list all the nations in the world? Use this geography quiz to test your knowledge and see how you rank.

Where did the Christmas tree originate?

Spain

Jerusalem

Germany

Australia

Germany
Christmas Trees From Western Germany is credited with starting the Christmas tree tradition as we now know it in the 16th century when devout Christians brought decorated trees into their homes.

What is celebrated on the 2nd Saturday in June in the United Kingdom?

Corpus Cristi

Queen’s Birthday

Windrush Day

St. Andrews Day

Queen’s Birthday
The Queen’s Birthday holiday is a moveable feast celebrating the birthday of Queen Elizabeth II. Generally, it is the second Saturday in June.

Which country consumes the most chocolate per capita?

Switzerland

Germany

Kazakhstan

Sweden

Switzerland
Switzerland was the leading country in chocolate consumption per capita in 2017, with citizens eating nearly nine kilos of the sweet stuff in that year.

Which garden is considered to be among the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World?

Keukenhof, Lisse, Netherlands

Gardens of Versailles, Versailles, France

Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden, Pattaya, Thailand

Hanging Gardens of Babylon

Hanging Gardens of Babylon
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon were one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World listed by Hellenic culture. They were described as a remarkable feat of engineering with an ascending series of tiered gardens containing a wide variety of trees, shrubs, and vines, resembling a large green mountain constructed of mud bricks.

Which country hosted a Formula 1 race for the first time in 2011?

Australia

United Arab Emirates

India

United States

Australia
In 2011 the country that hosted the formula 1 race for the first time was India. Formula 1 race or the Indian Grand Prix is a motor car race that took place at the Buddh International Circuit located in Greater Noida in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh

When did Margaret Thatcher become prime minister of the UK?

1965

1973

1979

1980

1979
Margaret Thatcher served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990. She was elected to the position in 1979, having led the Conservative Party since 1975, and won landslide re-elections in 1983 and 1987.

How many total time zones are there in the world?

24

26

28

30

24
The world is divided into 24 time zones. The course of one day is broken down into seconds and calculated to define the correct time of a particular place. However, it is not that easy. The 24 time zones, created in accordance to each hour of the day, are theoretically drawn vertically like longitudes over the globe.

What is the earth’s largest ocean by surface size?

Atlantic

Pacific

Indian

Arctic

Pacific
The Pacific Ocean is the largest and deepest of the world’s ocean basins. Covering approximately 63 million square miles and containing more than half of the free water on Earth, the Pacific is by far the largest of the world’s ocean basins. All of the world’s continents could fit into the Pacific basin.

In what city did the 2019 World Happiness Summit take place?

New York

London

Miami

Dublin

Miami
Since its inception in 2017, the World Happiness Summit has taken place annually in Miami, Florida.

In 1893, which country became the first to give women the right to vote?

Great Britain

New Zealand

United States

United Kingdom

New Zealand
With the signing of the Electoral Bill by Governor Lord Glasgow, New Zealand becomes the first country in the world to grant national voting rights to women. New Zealand women first went to the polls in the national elections of November 1893.

Yerevan is the capital of what country?

Armenia

Mexico

China

Russia

Armenia
Yerevan is the capital and largest city of Armenia, and one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited cities. Situated along the Hrazdan River, Yerevan is the administrative, cultural, and industrial center of the country.

In Arab countries such as Egypt, Jordan, and Syria, which other holiday shares the same date as the March equinox?

Mother’s Day

Ramadan

Valentines Day

Father’s Day

Mother’s Day
Beginning in 1956, Mother’s Day has been observed on the same date as the vernal equinox in many Arab countries due to the clear association between motherhood and fertility/Spring.

Traditional May Day celebrations in Germany and surrounding nations were tied-in with the recognition of which saint?

Saint Walpurgis

Saint Lwanga

Saint Rafqa

Saint Walpurgis
Large parts of Central and Northern Europe celebrated Walpurgis Night in acknowledgment of the saint of the same name who was canonized on 1 May, 870.

Fish fingers are also known as what in the United States?

Cod Cakes

Fish Fillet

Fish Sticks

Fish Cakes

Fish Sticks
A fish finger or fish stick is a strip of boneless, breaded fish meat that is usually served fried.

With over 35 million residents, what is the most populous city in the world?

Tokyo, Japan

Mumbai, India

Beijing, China

Delhi, India

Tokyo, Japan
The Tokyo Major Metropolitan Area includes the cities of Chiba, Kawasaki, Sagamihara, Saitama, and Yokohama, making it the world’s most populous metropolitan area.

What country were the Israelites enslaved for centuries?

Syria

Persia

Egypt

Jordan

Egypt
Egypt, headed by ruthless pharaohs, subjugated the people of Israel into years of slavery and bondage.

Which African country normally raises its minimum wage on May Day?

Kenya

South Africa

Nigeria

Ghana

Kenya
Kenya is known for raising its minimum wage annually on May Day (which they refer to as Labor Day), sometimes to the chagrin of employers.

In which country is it illegal to hold Valentine’s Day events in public?

India

China

Pakistan

Malaysia

Pakistan
The Islamabad High Court of Pakistan also put a ban on all media broadcasts related to Valentine’s Day.

Which country holds the record for both the coldest and hottest temperatures in South America?

Argentina

Peru

Columbia

Ecuador

Argentina
Argentina has the warmest and coldest temperatures for a country in South America. The warmest parts of the region are in the northern parts of Rio Negro Province and Neuquén Province, where mean annual temperatures range from 13 to 15 °C (55 to 59 °F), while the coldest is in western Santa Cruz Province and Tierra del Fuego Province, where mean temperatures range from 5 to 8 °C (41 to 46 °F).

The Strait of Magellan is part of which continent?

Europe

South America

Asia

North America

South America
The Strait of Magellan (also called the Straits of Magellan or Estrecho de Magallanes) is part of South America. It is a natural sea channel linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans between the southern tip of South America and Tierra del Fuego island. The strait is considered the most important natural passage between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

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