How much do you really know about the world you live in? Dare to find out?

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How much do you really know about the world you live in? This geography beauty leaves people reflective. Can you really answer question N° 6 correctly?

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How much do you really know about the world you live in? Dare to find out?

  • An easy one to get started… The Andean Mountain Range in South America, the largest in the world, extends from:

    • Peru to Paraguay
    • Colombia to Chile
    • Venezuela to Argentina
    • Ecuador to Bolivia
  • Which of these major rivers of the world doesn’t have its source in a lake?

    • Mississippi (USA)
    • Ganges (India)
    • Saint Lawrence (Canada)
    • The Nile (Africa)
  • A harder one for daredevils… Which of these natural water bodies contains in itself the largest volume of fresh surface water of the world?

    • Lake Victoria (Kenya-Uganda-Tanzania)
    • Lake Superior (USA-Canada)
    • Amazon River (South America)
    • Lake Baikal (Russia)
  • Who was the first geographer in using the term “geography” to name the discipline?

    • Eratosthenes (276-194 BC)
    • Gerardus Mercator (1512-1594)
    • Strabo (64/63 BC-ca. 24 AD)
    • Ptolemy (ca. 90-168)
  • No checking the map here… Can you tell which South American country has coastal borders in both the Pacific and Atlantic oceans?

    • Panama
    • Mexico
    • Colombia
    • Ecuador
  • If measured from the center of the planet, the highest mountain on Earth would be:

    • Mt. Chimborazo (Ecuador)
    • Mauna Kea (Hawaii)
    • Mt. Everest (Nepal)
    • Denali (Alaska)
  • What source is mainly used in Iceland for the generation of electricity?

    • Hydropower
    • Oil
    • Geothermal energy
    • Coal
  • The country with the biggest number of frontiers with other sovereign states is:

    • Brazil
    • Russia
    • China
    • Germany
  • Which is the highest capital city above the sea level in the world?

    • Thimphu (Bhutan)
    • Quito (Ecuador)
    • Kathmandu (Nepal)
    • La Paz (Bolivia)
  • Which country is affectionatelly referred to as “The Hexagon” by its inhabitants due to the shape of its territory?

    • Colombia
    • Poland
    • France
    • Australia
  • The next one is for the brave… The lowest capital city in the world in relation with the sea level is:

    • Baku (Azerbaijan)
    • Port Vila (Vanuatu)
    • Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    • Monrovia (Liberia)
  • There is a sovereign state whose territory is entirely engulfed by another country. Which one is it?

    • Yemen
    • Lesotho
    • Liechtenstein
    • North Korea
  • Here goes an easy one… China is the largest producer of tea in the world. Which of these countries runs second?

    • India
    • Kenya
    • Great Britain
    • Sri Lanka
  • The Sargasso Sea is a large sea region known by its huge amounts of Sargassum seaweed floating in its blue calm waters. It is located on:

    • The Persian Gulf
    • South Pacific islands
    • North Atlantic Ocean
    • Gulf of Mexico
  • And the final one… The so-called “Gold Coast” is located in which of these countries?

    • United States
    • France
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Australia


Ricardo Gondelles

Written by Ricardo Gondelles

Thirty years of experience in journalism and the publishing world is easily said. Yet, I feel so open to learning that I like to imagine what comes for the next 30 years. As a writer, editor and proofreader, my passion for the written word keep me discovering new realms. Bilingual (Spanish-English), I’m a language lover who’s going through French and Italian as well (I don’t know what comes next, Russian?). My goal in life is to have things done as best as I can, and I take pride in it. Contact me.

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