Geography Pub Quiz Questions and Answers

Quiz 122 – Round 3 – Geography

Geography Pub Quiz Questions and Answers

1. Of which African country is Bamako the capital?

Mali

2. How many federal states (Bundesländer) form the country of Germany?

Sixteen

3. Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is the king of which country?

Saudi Arabi

4. Which is the most southerly city in the UK?

Truro

5. You would not find the ‘Spanish Steps’ in Spain – In which city would you find them?

Rome

6. The New Shekel is the currency of which country?

Israel

7. How many member states will exist in the European Union after the UK leaves?

27

8. Which is the longest river in Europe?

Volga

9. Which is the largest continent on Earth in terms of both land mass and population?

Asia

10. What is the name of the circle of latitude that lies approximately 23 degrees south of the equator?

Tropic of Capricorn

 

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Easter Around the World

Easter Quiz – Round 3 – Easter around the World

1. What is the two-word name given to the Spanish ‘holy week’, which takes place during the last week of Lent?

Semana Santa

2. ‘Śmigus-dyngus’ (Wet Monday) is a celebration which takes place on Easter Monday where boys try to soak girls with water. Girls also do the same to boys on Easter Tuesday. In which country does it take place?

Poland (and also Ukraine)

3. Easter Island forms part of which South American country?

Chile

4. ‘La Mona de Pascua’ is a festive Easter dish popular in Spain, but what type of food is it?

A type of cake

5. Which annual event for children and their parents is held on the White House’s South Lawn every Easter Monday?

The Easter Egg Roll

6. In which country is ‘Capirotada’, a traditional food which resembles bread pudding, eaten on Good Friday?

Mexico

7. ‘Påskeøl’ is a Danish beverage consumed at Easter. What is it?

Easter beer

8. The New York Easter Parade takes place on which famous street?

5th Avenue

9. According to French tradition, which items are said to fly away to Rome and bring Easter eggs back to the children on their return?

Church bells

10. In which British overseas territory is Good Friday kite-flying a famous tradition?

Bermuda

 

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English Counties Quiz

Quiz 120 – Round 1 – Picture Round

English Counties Quiz.

Can you identify the following English counties from the maps? To download the picture round, please click on the link below:

 

 

 

 

1. Derbyshire

By TUBS [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

2. Warwickshire

By TUBS [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

3. Devon

By TUBS [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

4. Lincolnshire

By TUBS [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

5. Greater Manchester

By TUBS [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

6. West Sussex

By TUBS [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

7. Norfolk

By TUBS [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

8. Buckinghamshire

By TUBS [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

9. Cheshire

By TUBS [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

10. Northumberland

By TUBS [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

 

 

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Irish Geography Quiz

St. Patrick’s Day Quiz – Round 3 – Irish Geography

Irish Geography Quiz Questions.

1. Which is the largest county in Ireland by area?

Cork

2. The River Dodder and the River Poddle are major tributaries of which Irish river?

The River Liffey

3. Which is the most heavily populated city in Ireland?

Dublin

4. In which Irish city will you find Hunt Museum, King John’s castle and Thomond Park stadium?

Limerick

5. Which is the largest county in Northern Ireland?

Antrim

6. Name Ireland’s longest river.

River Shannon

7. Which Irish airport has the IATA code GWY?

Galway

8. In which county is Blarney Castle?

County Cork

9. Name the highest peak in Ireland.

Carrauntoohil

10. What is the estimated population of the the Republic of Ireland?

4,737,505 at time of writing (02/03/17). You can find a live population estimating tool here: http://www.worldometers.info/world-population/ireland-population/

My advice would be to accept all answers between 4 and 5 million.

 

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Geography Quiz Questions

Quiz 119 – Round 3 – The World

1. In which year did construction of the Berlin Wall begin?

1961

2. Which is the largest country in Africa by area?

Algeria (Closely followed by Democratic Republic of the Congo)

3. On which continent is the country of Tuvalu located?

Oceania

4. Bora Bora is an island in which ocean?

Pacific

5. In which city would you find the Ha’penny Bridge, Temple Bar and Phoenix Park?

Dublin

6. Which is the second largest state in the USA after Alaska?

Texas

7. In which country are the Suzhou Canals to be found?

China

8. Which country in Central America uses the Quetzal as its currency?

Guatemala

9. Which city in the state of Georgia, USA, has formerly been known as both ‘Terminus’ and ‘Marthasville’?

Atlanta

10. In which English county is Dartmoor National Park?

Devon

 

 

 

 

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UK Geography Quiz

Quiz 115 – Round 4 – UK Geography

UK Geography Quiz – In which county will you find the following UK tourist attractions?

1. Alton Towers Resort

Staffordshire

2. Stonehenge

Wiltshire

3. The Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Warwickshire

4. Giant’s Causeway

County Antrim

5. Ashmolean Museum

Oxfordshire

6. ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Bedfordshire

7. Eden Project

Cornwall

8. National Football Museum

Greater Manchester

9. RHS Garden Wisley

Surrey

10. National Railway Museum

North Yorkshire

 

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US States Quiz

Quiz 114 – Round 1 – Picture Round

US States Quiz – In this picture round contestants are given outline maps showing ten different states of America. Which US states are  being shown?

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1. California

By TUBS [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

2. Alaska

By TUBS [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

3. North Dakota

By TUBS [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

4. Rhode Island

By TUBS [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

5. Arizona

By TUBS [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

6. Texas

By This version: uploaderBase versions this one is derived from: originally created by en:User:Wapcaplet – own work by uploader, based on Image:Map of USA without state names.svg, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4856952

7. Nevada

By This version: uploaderBase versions this one is derived from: originally created by en:User:Wapcaplet – own work by uploader, based on Image:Map of USA without state names.svg, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4856966

8. Hawaii

By This version: uploaderBase versions this one is derived from: originally created by en:User:Wapcaplet – own work by uploader, based on Image:Map of USA without state names.svg, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4857006

9. New York

By Huebi – Modified version of United States (Outline Map) 1998 from Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection: United States MapsThis image is a copy or a derivative work of usa_blank.jpg, from the map collection of the Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL) of the University of Texas at Austin.This tag does not indicate the copyright status of the attached work. A normal copyright tag is still required. See Commons:Licensing for more information., CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=852717

10. Montana

By This version: uploaderBase versions this one is derived from: originally created by en:User:Wapcaplet – own work by uploader, based on Image:Map of USA without state names.svg, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4856969

 

 

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Quiz 113 – Round 5 – The World

1. Which is the most northerly capital city in the world?

Reykjavík, Iceland

2. Basseterre is the capital of which two-island country in the West Indies?

Saint Kitts and Nevis

3. In which South American country would you find Los Glaciares National Park?

Argentina

4. What is the national currency of Bolivia?

Bolivian boliviano

5. King Mswati III is the reigning monarch of which country?

Swaziland

6. Two countries share the land mass of the Caribbean island of Hispaniola – which two countries?

The Dominican Republic and Haiti

7. Name the longest river in Ireland.

River Shannon

8. The Strait of Juan de Fuca forms a partial physical border between which two countries?

Canada and the USA

9. As of December 2016, how many of the member states of the European Union use the Euro as their national currency?

19 (Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain)

10. Which country’s flag consists of 5 horizontal stripes with red stripes at the top and bottom, followed by two white stripes inside these, plus a blue stripe in the centre which is twice the thickness of the other stripes?

Thailand

 

 

 

 

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European Capital Cities

Quiz 111 – Round 1 – Picture Round

This week’s picture round is a selection of photos of European Capital Cities. Can you identify the city?

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1. Dublin

By Aapo Haapanen – http://www.flickr.com/photos/decade_null/1388590674/, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=26709976

2. Reykjavík

By Scoundrelgeo – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=52084341

3. Berlin

By Axel Mauruszat – Own work, Attribution, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=599429

4. Tallinn, Estonia

By Steve Jurvetson from Menlo Park, USA – Flickr.com – image description page, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=332961

5. Paris

By Taxiarchos228, cropped and modified by Poke2001 – Paris-pano-wladyslaw.jpg, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=24159417

6. Stockholm

By Brorsson – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=31862246

7. Rome

CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=65540

8. Valletta, Malta

By Myriam Thyes – Own work, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4044166

9. Cardiff

By grahamwell / Graham profile at Flickr website – Flickr original image, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3514004

10. London

By Mark Percy, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=13128681

 

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Geography

Quiz 106 – Round 6 – The World

1. In terms of population, which is the second largest city in France?

Marseille

2. Who was the first ever Chancellor of Germany?

Otto von Bismarck

3. If you were to see a sign for a ‘peaje’ on a Spanish road, what would you be approaching?

A toll

4. Of which African country is Lomé the capital?

Togo

5. Of which English county is Carlisle the county town?

Cumbria

6. What is the national currency of the Seychelles?

Seychellois rupee

7. Which international airport has the code DEL?

Indira Gandhi International (New Delhi)

8. In which London Borough is the London Eye?

Lambeth

9. What is the most densely populated principality in Europe?

Monaco

10. What are the two official languages of the Philippines?

Filipino and English

 

 

 

 

 

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Geography

Quiz 105 – Round 3 – The World

The following are all popular European beach resorts for holiday makers – but in which country are they?

1. Albufeira

Portugal

2. Biarritz

France

3. Mykonos

Greece

4. Ischia

Italy

5. Nerja

Spain

6. Zadar

Croatia

7. Paphos

Cyprus

8. Antalya

Turkey

9. Sopot

Poland

10. Bugibba

Malta

 

 

 

 

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Picture Round

Quiz 103 – Round 1 – Picture Round

This week’s picture round is a selection of famous buildings. Please click on the grey box below to download the picture round PDF.

 

 

 

 

1. Chrysler Building, New York

By The original uploader was Petri Krohn at English WikipediaLater versions were uploaded by Cacophony at en.wikipedia. – Photograph by User:Leena Hietanen (In real life: fi:Leena Hietanen) March 2005. (Uploaded with permission.)Interwiki transfer detailsOriginally from en.wikipedia (All user names refer to en.wikipedia):2006-04-09 06:41 Cacophony 1115×1252×8 (427654 bytes) straightened2006-02-11 19:14 Petri Krohn 1200×1600×8 (226931 bytes)2006-02-11 19:11 Petri Krohn 1600×1200×8 (460169 bytes) The top floors of the [[Chrysler building]] seen from the east on [[42nd Street (Manhattan)|]] in morning light. Photograph by Leena Hietanen March 2005. (Uploaded with permission.), CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1892006

2. Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur

CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=60214

3. The Shard, London

© User:Colin / Wikimedia Commons, via Wikimedia Commons

4. Pantheon, Rome

By Roberta Dragan (Own work) [CC BY-SA 2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5)], via Wikimedia Commons

5. Sydney Opera House

By Jimmy Harris – Harris J 2006. Sydney opera house [photo], Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jimmyharris/114537716/, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=16682064

6. Sagrada Família, Barcelona

By Arnaud Gaillard (arnaud () amarys.com) – Own work, CC BY-SA 1.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=48136

7. Saint Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow (or Saint Vasily)

By Petar Milošević – Transferred from sr.wikipedia to Commons by PetarM using CommonsHelper., CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10109666

8. The Space Needle, Seattle

By Wonderlane [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

9. Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao

By Zarateman – Own work, CC0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10680758

10. Hagia Sophia, Istanbul

By Filip Maljković from Pancevo, Serbia – Hagia Sophia, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=39962654

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Words quiz

Quiz 103 – Round 3 – Anagrams

The following are all anagrams of UK towns or cities.

1. Mr Fourfold Band

Blandford Forum

2. Enter Chasm

Manchester

3. Boil Creek

Lockerbie

4. Nerviness

Inverness

5. Kerb Poem

Pembroke

6. Onward Snaffle

Saffron Walden

7. Old Ranting

Darlington

8.Dark Cop Twin

Downpatrick

9. Weirder Men

Windermere

10. Lethal Postmen

Shepton Mallet

 

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 103 – Round 6 – The World

The following are the IATA codes for ten international airports – can you identify the airport from the three-letter code?

1. ATL

Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Georgia, USA

2. LGW

London Gatwick

3. FCO

Rome Airport Fiumicino/Leonardo da Vinci Airport

4. HND

Haneda Airport /Tokyo International Airport

5. AMS

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

6. BCN

Barcelona El Prat Airport

7. MEX

Mexico City International Airport/Benito Juárez International Airport

8. HKG

Hong Kong International Airport

9. DUB

Dublin Airport

10. AKL

Auckland Airport, New Zealand

 

 

 

 

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Geography

Quiz 100 – Round 4 – The World

1. In which country would you find Mount Sinai?

Egypt

2. Which was the first English ‘New Town’ to be created following the New Towns Act of 1946?

Stevenage

3. Within which country does Lake Athabasca lie?

Canada

4. Of which country is Lusaka the capital?

Zambia

5. Which European country had three kings named Leopold who reigned for the majority of the years between 1831 and 1951?

Belgium

6. Morgantown, Martinsburg, Parkersburg and Fairmont are towns in which US state?

West Virginia

7. Which country has the internet domain extension .hu?

Hungary

8. What is the national currency of Israel?

Israeli New Shekel

9. Name all eight countries and principalities that share a border with France.

Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, Andorra and Spain

10. The Denmark Strait lies between which two countries? (Clue: Neither is Denmark)

Iceland and Greenland

 

 

 

 

 

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Geography

Quiz 99 – Quiz 5 – The World

1. Which of the world’s continents has the largest population?

Asia

2. The Nile is famously the longest river in the world but which is the second longest?

Amazon

3. Of which country is Freetown the capital city?

Sierra Leone

4. What is the national currency of Hungary?

Hungarian forint

5. Just as a British car uses ‘GB’, which letters denote a vehicle registration plate from Gibraltar?

GBZ

6. Which country borders Russia, Belarus, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Moldova?

Ukraine

7. The UK shipping forecast uses distinctive names for the seas surrounding the British Isles – how many of these ‘sea areas’ are there?

31

8. Mount Everest is named the world’s highest mountain, as its peak is the highest above sea level – but what is the name of the island mountain which could be considered the ‘tallest’ in the world if measured from the bottom of the sea bed to its peak?

Mauna Kea (in Hawaii)

9. Which is the largest of the Canary Islands?

Tenerife

10. What is the national sport of Wales?

Rugby Union

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 97 – Round 4 – The World

The following are all airports named after famous people. Which country, U.S. state or island do the following airports serve?

1. George Bush Intercontinental Airport

Texas (Houston)

2. Nikola Tesla Airport

Serbia (Belgrade)

3. Reina Sofía Airport (Queen Sofia)

Tenerife, Spain

4. Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport

Illinois (Springfield)

5. Giuseppe Verdi Airport

Italy (Parma)

6. Bob Hope Airport

California (Burbank)

7. Ian Fleming International Airport

Jamaica (Boscobel)

8. Mohammed V International Airport

Morocco (Casablanca)

9. Tenzing-Hillary Airport

Nepal (Lukla)

10. Yasser Arafat International Airport

Gaza Strip (Rafa)

 

 

 

 

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Quiz 93 – Round 1 – UNESCO World Heritage Sites

UNESCO World Heritage Sites Quiz – On the PDF you will find ten famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Contestants should attempt to name them, giving the name of the monument or site. Click on the grey box below to download the quiz paper and don’t forget to print out your answers too.

 

 

 

 

 

1. Taj Mahal (Agra, India)

Public Domain image via Pixabay

2. Angkor Wat (Cambodia)

Public Domain image via Pixabay

3. Abu Simbel Temples/Nubian Monuments (Nubia, Egypt)

Public Domain image via Pixabay

4. Grand Place, Brussels

By Christophe Krief (Personal Photos) [CC BY 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

5. Stonehenge

Public Domain image via Pixabay

6. Chichen Itza/El Castillo (Mexico)

Public Domain image via Pixabay

7. Easter Island/Rapa Nui

Public Domain image via Pixabay

8. Blenheim Palace

By User:Pcb21 (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], via Wikimedia Commons

9. Grand Canyon (Arizona)

Public Domain image via Pixabay

10. Mont St. Michel (Normandy)

Public Domain image via Pixabay

 

 

 

 

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UK Geography

Quiz 93 – Round 4 – UK Geography

This UK geography quiz is especially for drivers. Can you tell us on which motorway the following service stations are?
1. Abington Services

M74

2. Keele Services

M6

3. Severn View Services

M48

4. Warwick Services

M40

5. Trowell Services

M1

6. Sarn Park Services

M4

7. Michaelwood Services

M5

8. Norton Canes Services

M6 Toll

9. Doncaster North Services

M18

10. Kinross Services

M90

 

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Quiz 92 – Round 2 – The World

Official US state nicknames – Can you name the state by the nickname?

1. Grand Canyon State

Arizona

2. Equality State

Wyoming

3. The Mount Rushmore State

South Dakota

4. The First State

Delaware

5. Aloha State

Hawaii

6. The Great Lakes State

Michigan

7. Prairie State

Illinois

8. Evergreen State

Washington

9. Lone Star State

Texas

10. Keystone State

Pennsylvania

 

 

 

 

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