Topic Name : General Geography - Quiz 1

 1. What is peninsula?


 A narrow bit of land

 A mountainous island

 A piece of land surrounded by water on three sides

 A range of hills

 2. In which direction is the Tropic of Capricorn in relation to the Equator?






 3. Which is the largest ocean?





 4. What does a barometer indicate?


 Changes in atmospheric (air) pressure

 Changes in temperature

 The amount of rainfall

 The direction of the winds

 5. What is the difference between a gulf and a bay?


 A gulf is big and a bay is small.

 A gulf is at a river mouth and a bay is not.

 A bay is surrounded by cliffs, a gulf by lowland.

 Both are part of the sea that extend considerably into the land, but a bay usually has a wider entrance than a gulf.

 6. Which continent is in its entirety further north of the Equator?



 North America


 7. What do isotherms indicate?

 The height in particular areas

 The rainfall in certain areas

 The temperature in particular areas

 The snowfall in some areas

 8. What do you call a narrow neck of land that connects two larger landmasses?







 9. How is density of population usually measured?


 Persons per square kilometre

 The number of people in a country

 The number of households in a country

 The number of births from one census to the next in a country

 10. Which water body surrounds the North Pole?

 Atlantic Ocean

 Pacific Ocean

 Indian Ocean

 Arctic Ocean

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