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The 2003 MNRPCV Geography Quiz is now online!
2003 Edition
Brought to you by the Minnesota Returned Peace Corps Volunteers

1. Then and Now: Match the old name on the left with the new name on the right (2 pts. each)

Bombay Belize
British Honduras Benin
Byzantinium Burkina Faso
Canton Cayman Islands
Dahomey Guangzhou
Persia Iran
Siam Istanbul
Upper Volta Madrid
  Mumbai
  Thailand
  Yemen

2. More Land: Which of the following countries recently gained territory from Nigeria (5 pts.)

Burundi Ivory Coast
Cameroon Sudan
3. Ring of Fire: The Ring of Fire is a chain of volcanoes around the Paqcific Ocean. Which country is not on the Ring of Fire (5 pts.)
Australia Japan
India Mexico
4. Population: The population of St. Paul is slightly greater than 280,000. Name 10 U.N. member nations with lower population than St. Paul. (1 pt. each)
5. City/County/District/State: Which of the following cities is not coextensive with the next larger units of government? (5 pts.)
Chicago San Francisco
Philadelphia Washington, D.C.
6. Where to put the Star: What is the proposed 51st state? (5 pts.)

7. St. Paul: Which direction do you primarily go, as the crow flies, from City Hall in downtown to the West Side of St. Paul? (5 pts.)
North
South
East
West

8. From A to Z: (2 pts. each)
a. Name two countries whose names bigin with the letter "A" but do not end with "A".
b. Name two countries whose names begin with "Z".
9. Criss-Cross: The flags of which of the following countries contain a cross made entirely of one color: (2 pts. each)
Denmark Micronesia
Dominican Republic Nigeria
Finland Norway
Greece Sweden
India Yemen
10. Languages: Mandarin has the most native speakers of any language. Name the next four most popular languages, in terms of native speakers, in any order. (2 pts. each)
11. History: The earliest known ink for writing was developed in which two countries? (2 pts. each)
12. Food: Many foods are relatively recent immigrants from far-away lands. Match the food with the area from which it originated: (1 pt. each)
corn Southeast Asia
potatoes South America
rice Central America
13. Nobody's Home: According to the 2002 World Almanac, there are 8 countries whose population density is less than 3.5 persons per square kilometer. Name four of them. (3 pts. each)
14. Longitude and Latitude: A point on the globe is determined by the intersection of a longitude line and a latitude line. For each pair of lines, name the country that contains the point of intersection or owns the nearest land to that point. Also, determine if this country is a current Peace Corps country, former Peace Corps country, or a country where Peace Corps has never served. (The Prime Meridian and the 180 Meridian separate the eastern hemisphere from the western hemisphere.) (2 pts. per country / 1 pt. for Peace Corps designation)
Country Current PC Country Former PC Country Never a PC Country
a. Arctic Circle and Prime Meridian      
b. Arctic Circle and 180 Meridian      
c. Tropic of Cancer and Prime Meridian      
d. Tropic of Cancer and 180 Meridian      
e. Equator and Prime Meridian      
f. Equator and 180 Meridian      
g. Tropic of Capricorn and Prime Meridian      
h. Tropic of Capricorn and 180 Meridian      
15. U.S. States: Name the five U.S. states with the lowest highest points (i.e., the highest point in Alaska is between 19,000 and 20,000 feet above sea level. The highest point in Colorado is between 14,000 and 1500 feet above sea level. Colorado has a lower highest point than Alaska). (2 pts. each)
Out of this World
16. Moon Shots: Unmanned probes and human beings have landed on the moon usually in flat areas whimsically called "seas." In which sea did all of the following vehicles land? English or Latin name accepted. (5 pts.)
Ranger 6
Surveyor 5
Apollo 11
17. Lost Twin: Which of the following planets is closest in size to Earth? (5 pts.)
Mercury
Saturn
Uranus
Venus

 

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2003 MNRPCV Geography Quiz – Answers

1. Then and Now:

1. i
2. a
3. g
4. e
5. b
6. f
7. j
8. c

2. More Land: Cameroon

3. Ring of Fire: India

4. Populations:

169

Iceland

279,384

170

Barbados

275,330

171

Belize

256,062

172

Vanuatu

192,910

173

Samoa

179,058

174

Sao Tome and Principe

165,034

175

Saint Lucia

158,178

176

Federated States of Micronesia

134,597

177

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

115,942

178

Tonga

104,227

179

Kiribati

94,149

180

Grenada

89,227

181

Seychelles

80,098

182

Marshall Islands

70,822

183

Dominica

70,786

184

Andorra

67,627

185

Antigua and Barbuda

66,970

186

Saint Kitts and Nevis

38,756

187

Liechtenstein

32,528

188

Monaco

31,842

189

San Marino

27,336

190

Palau

19,092

191

Nauru

12,088

192

Tuvalu

10,991

5. City/County/District/State: Chicago

6. Any answer

7. Which way to West Side? South

8.From A to Z: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan. Zambia, Zimbabwe.

9. Criss-Cross: Denmark, Dominican Republic, Finland, Greece, Sweden.

10. Languages: Spanish, English, Hindi, Bengali.

11. History - Ink: Egypt, China.

12. Food: Corn - Central America; Potatoes - South America; rice - Southeast Asia.

13. Nobody's home:

14. Latitude and Longitude:
a. Norway - not Peace Corps
b. Russia - former Peace Corps
c. Algeria - not Peace Corps
d. U.S. - not Peace Corps
e. Ghana - Peace Corps
f. Kiribati - Peace Corps
g. Namibia - Peace Corps
h. Fiji or Tonga - Peace Corps

15. U.S. States: Florida, Louisiana, Delewre Rhode Island, Alabama.

16. Moon Shots: Mere tranquilatadus, or Sea of Tranquility.

17. Lost Twin: Venus



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