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Geographical Superlatives

Test your knowledge on geographical trivia in this quiz.

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Test your knowledge on geographical trivia in this quiz.

1. Where is the driest place on Earth—a place that has seen virtually no rainfall ever?

2. What is the world's largest island?

  • New Guinea
  • Madagascar
  • Greenland

3. What is the highest mountain on Earth—outside of Asia? (Which, given Asia's monopoly on towering peaks, makes this only the world's 68th highest mountain.)

  • Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
  • Sierra Nevada, Argentina-Chile
  • Aconcagua, Argentina

4. Although the following are all called seas, they are actually all lakes (landlocked bodies of water). In fact, one of the following seas is the largest lake in the world.

  • Caspian Sea
  • Aral Sea
  • Dead Sea

5. The deepest depression in the oceans is the Mariana Trench—more than seven miles down. In what ocean is it located?

6. The world's largest archipelago is:

  • Indonesia
  • French Polynesia
  • Franz Joseph Land, off northern Russia

7. The longest cave in the world has 345 miles of subterranean passageways. Which is it?

8. After the Nile, what is the longest river in the world?

  • The Yangtze
  • The Mississippi-Missouri-Red Rock
  • The Amazon

9. The deadliest volcanic eruption occurred in 1815 killing 92,000 people. Which volcano erupted?

10. What is the highest waterfall in the world?

1. Where is the driest place on Earth—a place that has seen virtually no rainfall ever?
The Atacama Desert in northern Chile

2. What is the world's largest island?
Greenland

3. What is the highest mountain on Earth—outside of Asia? (Which, given Asia's monopoly on towering peaks, makes this only the world's 68th highest mountain.)
Aconcagua, Argentina

4. Although the following are all called seas, they are actually all lakes (landlocked bodies of water). In fact, one of the following seas is the largest lake in the world.
Caspian Sea

5. The deepest depression in the oceans is the Mariana Trench—more than seven miles down. In what ocean is it located?
The Pacific Ocean

6. The world's largest archipelago is:
Indonesia

7. The longest cave in the world has 345 miles of subterranean passageways. Which is it?
Mammoth Cave, Kentucky, U.S.

8. After the Nile, what is the longest river in the world?
The Amazon

9. The deadliest volcanic eruption occurred in 1815 killing 92,000 people. Which volcano erupted?
Tambora, Indonesia

10. What is the highest waterfall in the world?
Angel, Venezuela

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