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THE GEOGRAPHICAL ASSOCIATION WORLDWISE LOCAL QUIZ 2006-7

MIXED BAG ROUND

Note to organiser: This can be used for up to six teams.  It should be possible to write extra sets in advance if you have more teams, using the same themes for each question.  It would be advisable to remove the Asia map from the screen after Q.6. NB the letters are not in alphabetical order for Q 5& 6. Alternatively you could show the map for a few minutes before the round allowing the teams to make notes on what the letters stand for and then remove it from the screen.

Questioner’s Introduction

In this round there are 10 questions for each team to answer in ONE minute, with one mark for each correct answer.  You may confer, but if your team is stuck say pass.  The first audible answer will be taken.

Team A

1

What does the Abbreviation CBD stand for?

Central Business District

2

Which motorway links Birmingham with Carlisle?

M 6

3

Which is the odd one out?  Fair Isle, Thames, Severn, Dogger

Severn (not forecasting)

4

Which county cricket side plays its home games at Old Trafford?

Lancashire

5

Which Asian country is marked A on the map?

Pakistan

6

What is the river marked R?

Yangtze

7

Speed skating began on frozen drainage dykes in which country?

Netherlands (Holland)

8

In which European Country would you find Flanders and Brabant?

Belgium

9

In which country is the source of the river Danube?

Germany

10

Put these places in order of longitude EAST from Greenwich     BAGHDAD, PARIS, MOSCOW

Paris Moscow Baghdad

Team B

1

What does the Abbreviation OPEC stand for?

Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries

2

Which motorway links Edinburgh and Glasgow?

M 8

3

Which is the odd one out? Savanna, Prairies, Steppes, Taiga

Taiga (forest)

4

On which island is the TT motorcycle race held?

Isle of Man

5

Name country E

South Korea

6

Name island W

Borneo

7

In which city is the Yankees Baseball stadium?

New York

8

In which European Country would you find Catalonia and Andalusia?

Spain

9

In which country is the source of the river Yukon?

Canada

10

Put these places in order of longitude WEST from Greenwich    LA PAZ, QUITO, RIO DE JANIERO

Rio de Janeiro, La Paz Quito

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