Geography

Quiz 137 – Round 3 – Geography

1. What is the capital of Kazakhstan?

Astana

2. In which English county would you find Ironbridge Gorge?

Shropshire

3. ‘Obscene Carbon’ is an anagrams of which UK national park?

Brecon Beacons

4. Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous region of which East African country?

Tanzania

5. What is the official language of Brazil?

Portuguese

6. In which country would you find Kronborg Castle, known to many as ‘Elsinore’ from Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’?

Denmark

7. Timbuktu is an ancient settlement within which other city?

Mali

8. Which two-word term is used collectively for the Bailiwick of Jersey, the Bailiwick of Guernsey and the Isle of Man?

Crown Dependencies

9. What is the national currency of Malaysia?

Malaysian Ringgit

10. If ‘.uk’ is an internet domain extension for the United Kingdom, which country uses ‘.bg’?

Bulgaria

 

 

 

 

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US State Capitals Quiz

Quiz 134 – Round 6 – US Geography

US State Capitals Quiz – Of which US state are the following cities the capital?

1. Montgomery

Alabama

2. Frankfort

Kentucky

3. Trenton

New Jersey

4. Santa Fe

New Mexico

5. Lincoln

Nebraska

6. Olympia

Washington

7. Denver

Colorado

8. Juneau

Alaska

9. Cheyenne

Wyoming

10. Providence

Rhode Island

 

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UK Motorway Service Stations Quiz

Quiz 133 – Round 6 – UK Geography

UK motorway service stations quiz – On which UK motorway are the following services?

1. Beaconsfield Services

M40

2. Watford Gap Services

M1

3. Thurrock Services

M25

4. Membury Services

M4

5. Medway Services

M2

6. Killington Lake services

M6

7. Hartshead Moor Services

M62

8. Gordano Services

M5

9. Chester Services

M56

10. Bothwell services

M74

 

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Geography

Quiz 128 – Round 3 – Geography

Geography Pub Quiz Questions

1. Which UK motorway connects Blackpool with the M6 at Preston?

M55

2. Which South American country borders Colombia to the north, Peru to the east and south and the Pacific Ocean to the west?

Ecuador

3. What is the name of the official currency of Albania?

Albanian lek

4. In which country would you find the Troodos mountains?

Cyprus

5. Yerevan is the capital city of which country?

Armenia

6. From which country did Lebanon gain independence on 22nd November 1943?

France

7. How many parliamentary constituencies are there in the United Kingdom?

650 (Correct as of general election on 8th June 2017)

8. In which European country are the beach resorts of Varna, Sunny Beach and Balchik?

Bulgaria

9. Which African country was formerly a British colony known as the ‘Gold Coast’ from 1867 until its independence in 1957?

Ghana

10. Which city is furthest north – Leeds or York?

York

 

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Quiz 125 – Round 3 – Geography

1. Which country is the smallest in Asia by area?

Republic of Maldives

2. Which UK motorway runs from the North Circular road in South Woodford to the A14 Northwest of Cambridge?

M11

3. Roskilde was the capital of which European country until 1443?

Denmark (Before the capital became Copenhagen)

4. In which ocean does the island nation of Mauritius lie?

Indian Ocean

5. Which was the 50th and last to join the United States of America and did so on August 21st 1959?

Hawaii

6. The North Star (also known as the Pole Star or Polaris) is part of which constellation?

Ursa Minor/Little Bear/Little Dipper

7. According to Guinness World Records, in which country would you find the world’s oldest existing and continually operating university?

Morocco (http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/oldest-university)

8. Of which country is Baku the capital?

Azerbaijan

9. Which African country’s flag has vertical stripes of green, gold and red and sometimes has a stick human figure with its arms raised in the middle?

Mali

10. Which railway station is the largest in the world by number of platforms?

Grand Central Terminal, New York City

 

 

 

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books set in different countries

Quiz 124 – Round 6 – Art and Literature

The following are a selection of books set in different countries. In which country were the following books predominantly set?

1. Death on the Nile – Agatha Christie

Egypt

2. The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas

France

3. Black Beauty – Anna Sewell

England

4. To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee

U.S.A.

5. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas – John Boyne

Germany

6. The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini

Afghanistan

7. Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie

India

8. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis de Bernières

Greece

9. Empire of the Sun – J.G. Ballard

China

10. The Thorn Birds – Colleen McCullough

Australia

 

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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 by population?

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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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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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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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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