Quiz 055 : Geography Quiz 04

Questions

01.) Located in Tanzania it is the tallest summit of the African continent, and the highest single free-standing mountain in the world: 5,895 metres (19,341 ft) above sea level and about 4,900 metres (16,100 ft) above its plateau base. What is it?

02.) Scientists believe that an ancient lake hidden beneath West Antarctica’s ice sheet may reveal vital clues about climate change and future sea level rises. The ice sheet covering the lake has trapped the Earth’s geothermal heat, preventing it from freezing. What is the name of this underground lake?

03.) It is a Russian Oblast or a federal subject of Russia located on the Baltic coast. It forms the most western part of Russia, and it has no land connection to the rest of the country and is surrounded by Poland, Lithuania, and the Baltic Sea. Visa-free travel to the main part of Russia is only possible by sea or air. What is this Oblast called?

04.) Located in the eastern Karakoram range in the Himalaya Mountains, this glacier is being claimed by both Pakistan and India. At 70 km (43 miles) long, it is the longest glacier in the Karakoram and second-longest in the world’s non-polar areas. What is this glacier called?

05.) Located in Peru, it is a is a town in the Peruvian Andes near a gold mine.At up to 5,100 m (16,700 ft; 3.2 mi) above sea level, it is the highest permanent settlement in the world. What is the name of this town?

06.) Diego Garcia is located south of the equator in the Indian Ocean, some 500 km south of the Maldives. It is part of the British Indian Ocean Territory, but has been leased out to the United States (US) Navy since 1971 to operate a large naval base, military air base, communications and space tracking facilities. Diego Garcia is the largest island in an archipelago comprising around 60 small islands grouped into seven atolls. What name is given to this archipelago?

07.) Located in the Andes Mountain range, Aconcagua is considered as the tallest mountain point of the Americas. In which South American country is Aconcagua located?

08.) It is One of the world’s most recognisable natural landmarks of rock formation in Australia. It is notable for appearing to change colour at different times of the day and year, most notably glowing red at dawn and sunset. What is this natural phenomenon called?

09.) Surrounded by the South China Sea to the north and northwest this island is the third largest island in the world and is divided among three countries. The island is home to one of the oldest rainforests in the world and is home to a variety of endemic species including the Orangutan, Asian Elephant and Rhinoceros. What is this Island?

10.) It is a mountain range between Spain and France. Reaching a height of 3,404 metres (11,168 ft) altitude at the peak of Aneto, it extends for about 491 km (305 mi) from its union with Cantabrian Mountains to the Mediterranean Sea For the most part, the main crest forms a divide between Spain and France, with the microstate of Andorra sandwiched in between. What is this mountain range?

Answers

01.) Mount Kilimanjaro

02.) Lake Ellsworth 

03.) Kaliningrad

04.) Siachen Glacier

05.) La Rinconada

06.) Chagos Archipelago

07.) Argentina

08.) Uluru Or Ayers Rock

09.) Borneo

10.) The Pyrenees

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