2010 MNRPCV GEOGRAPHY QUIZ

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Guidelines: The quiz is intended to be done in teams. We recommend gathering members from a diverse range of backgrounds; or who are sitting nearby, whichever is easier. We employ the honor system: teams score their own quizzes, and anyone who contributed a question should recuse themselves from helping to answer that question. Other guidelines can be created as needed. Enjoy!

 

 

 

CURRENT EVENTS

 

1. & 2. What two countries were recently awarded the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups?

2018: Russia                2022: Qatar

 

 

3. What country held elections on November 9, 2010 for the first time in over 50 years?

             Guinea

 

4. What Unesco World Heritage Site recently experienced clashes between Chilean police and locals over land disputes?

            Easter Island

                      

5. & 6. A new high-speed passenger train broke records at 302 miles per hour in early December What two cities does it connect?

            Beijing            and      Shanghai

 

7. Peace Corps Director Aaron Williams, among others, spoke at a program October 14 to commemorate President Kennedy’s speech 50 years ago to announce the Peace Corps. Where did both speeches (1960 and 2010) take place?

            University of Michigan

 

8. Who was sworn in as President of the Ivory Coast (Republic of Côte d'Ivoire) in early December?

            Laurent Gbagbo

 


GENERAL

 

Match the countries with their component parts:

 


9.         10 provinces    Canada

 

10.       47 prefectures Japan

 

11.       48 counties      England

 

12.       16 voivodeships          Poland

 

13.       23 provinces    Argentina

choices (not all are used)

England

Poland

Lithuania

Japan

Saudia Arabia

Canada

Uganda

Argentina


 

 

 

14. What country’s highest point is in the Mowdok range at 1052 m (3451 ft)?

Bangladesh

 

15. What is the only country with coastlines on both the North Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea?

Colombia

 

16. Uzbekistan is one of the world’s highest producers and exporters of what crop (other top producers are China, India, USA & Pakistan)?

Cotton

 

17. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, approximately how many dogs and cats are there in the US?           Answer C

(a) 12 million dogs, 14 million cats

(b) 24 million dogs and 31 million cats

(c) 72 million dogs and 82 million cats

(d) 92 million dogs and 97 million cats

 

 

18. What are the two types of “black gold” for which Ajirbijan is famous? (no partial credit!)

Oil and caviar

 

19. If you stand on a rock just off Cleveland Ave and 390 feet North of Roselawn Ave (in Roseville and not far north of the Univeristy of Minn. St. Paul campus), you would be standing on a bronze plaque demarking what? 45th parallel of North Latitutde

 

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PHOTOS

 

  Source: www.javanews.com

 

21. In what country is this temple located?  Indonesia

Bonus: What is the name of the temple?  (+1)  Borobudur Temple

 

 

 Source: itstrulyrandom.com

 

22. What city is the home of the “Car Kebob”?         Chicago

 

 Source: howstuffworks.com

23. These famous terra cotta soldiers were buried in honor of: answer B                 

(a)    Emperor Quin, ~ 530 B.C.E.

(b)   Emperor Qin, ~210 B.C.E.

(c)    Emperor Xian, ~ 70 C.E.

(d)   Emperor Xian, ~ 1300 B.C.E.

 

 

 Source: iStock via howstuffworks

24. This image shows the Treasury of what ancient city? (include city & current country)

Petra, Jordan


MAP LABELING: CENTRAL ASIA

 

Map outline source: EnchantedLearning.com

 

Label each country:

 


25. Georgia

26. Armenia

27. Turkey

28. Azerbijan

29. Iran

30.Turkmenistan

31. Afghanistan

32. Pakistan

33. India

34 Nepal

35. Bangladesh

36. Bhutan

37. China

38. Tajikistan

39. Kyrgyzstan

40. Uzbekistan

41. Kazhakstan

42. Mongolia

43. Russia


 


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Geo Quiz Committee: Miriam Krause and Andrea Trowbridge. Special thanks to Gary Bank and Dan Kane for contributing questions, and Christi Williams for being our MC!