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Name at Place: World

  • 1.

    Name the driest place on Earth.

    • a.

      Atacama Desert, Chile

    • b.

      Rub al-Khali (Empty Quarter), Saudi Arabia

    • c.

      Sahara

Hint: This place has seen virtually no rainfall—ever.

  • 2.

    Name the world’s largest archipelago.

    • a.

      French Polynesia

    • b.

      Franz Joseph Land, off northern Russia

    • c.

      Indonesia

Hint: This archipelago forms a natural barrier between the Indian and Pacific oceans.

  • 3.

    Name the capital of the Czech Republic.

    • a.

      Warsaw

    • b.

      Prague

    • c.

      Bratislava

Hint: This city was the former capital of Czechoslovakia.

  • 4.

    Name the place once called Ceylon.

    • a.

      Sri Lanka

    • b.

      Thailand

    • c.

      India

Hint: In Sinhalese, the name means “resplendent land.”

  • 5.

    Name the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea.

    • a.

      Ibiza

    • b.

      Sicily

    • c.

      Crete

Hint: This island is separated from the mainland by the Strait of Messina.

  • 6.

    Which of the following is NOT a former name for St. Petersburg?

    • a.

      Petrograd

    • b.

      Leningrad

    • c.

      Stalingrad

Hint: St. Petersburg experienced two politically influenced naming periods; the first was 1914–1924 and the second 1924–1991.

  • 7.

    Name the country that contains nearly 50% of the world's lakes.

    • a.

      Russia

    • b.

      Canada

    • c.

      China

Hint: This country is a federation consisting of ten provinces.

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