Name ____________________ GEOGRAPHY QUESTIONS 1. What is the circumference of the earth? 2. Is the earth a perfect sphere? 3. What is the lowest point in the world on land? 4. What is the highest point in the world? 5. What is the largest continent? 6. Which country has the longest coastline? 7. How wide is a degree of longitude? 8. How wide is a degree of latitude? 9. How old is the earth? 10. How much of the earth’s surface is frozen? 11. How much of the earth is covered by water? 12. How much does a gallon of water weigh? 13. What are the five largest seas (in sruface area)? 14. What is the difference between climate and weather? 15. What does the term “willy-nilly” mean on an island continent? 16. How much of the earth is usually covered by clouds? 17. What are monsoons? 18. What is the Mercalli scale? 19. What is acid rain? 20. What is the most populated urban area in the world? 21. What is an atoll? 22. How many African countries are landlocked?? 23. Which country has the world’s highest population density? 24. When was January 1st chosen as the beginning of the year? 25. What are the solstices? 26. What are the equinoxes? 27. What are the five largest states in the U.S (by area)? 28. What are the five smallest states in the U.S. (by area)? 29. How many states have four-letter names? 30. How many cities are in the United States? 31. Measured by area, what is the largest city in the United States? 32. Who carved Mount Rushmore? 33. Where are the Sierra Madre Occidental and Sierra Madre Oriental? 34. Where is the world’s tallest waterfall and what is it called? 35. What is the largest city in the Amazon River basin? 36. What is Machu Picchu? 37. Where is the Jutland Peninsula? 38. What is Land’s End? 39. How wide is the Strait of Gibraltar? 40. What is Europe’s oldest independent state? 41. Where is the Putrid Sea? 42. Who are the Sherpa? 43. Where is the world’s second highest mountain? 44. Is it possible to drive across Russia? 45. What is in the Taj Mahal? 46. Is the Empty Quarter empty? If not, what is found there? 47. Who are the Aborigines? 48. What is the name of the currency of Botswana? What does it mean? 49. What is Zimbabwe’s previous name? 50. Where is Ouagadougou?