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Geography Quiz #376

Geography Quiz for 27 March 2016

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What is the collective name for the islands with a land area of 4,167 squ km (1,622 squ miles) over 2,500,000 squ km (965,255 squ miles) of ocean, made up of several groups of islands, including the Austral Islands, the Marquesas, the Society Islands and the Tuamotu Archipelago?

A
Tahiti
B
French Polynesia
C
Melanesia
D
New Caledonia
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2

What links Cartagena, Maracaibo and Barranquilla?

A
They are major cities in northern Colombia
B
They are ports
C
They were famous as favourite havens for 17th century pirates
D
They are major lakes in Venezuela
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3

What is the British group of islands in the South Atlantic that consists of two main islands, together with 776 smaller ones?

A
South Georgia
B
South Sandwich Islands
C
The Falkland Islands / Malvinas
D
Pitcairn
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4

In 2005, a rift of 500 metres (1,640 ft) long, and 60 metres (197 ft) deep was formed in just a few days when a volcano, situated in the north of what region, erupted?

A
Skógar, Iceland
B
Afar Triangle, Ethiopia
C
Akan National Park, Hokkaidō, Japan
D
Raoul Island, New Zealand
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5

How many different countries does the 4,370 km (2,715 mi) Congo River run through or border?

A
2
B
10
C
14
D
3
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6

Part or all of the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea are claimed by how many different countries?

A
4
B
3
C
8
D
6
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7

In which of these cities are June to August not summer months?

A
Lhasa, Tibet
B
New York, USA
C
Antananarivo, Madagascar
D
Bangkok, Thailand
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