Geography by Letter: A

Geography by Letter: A - Questions and Answers


A traditional geography trivia quiz - however, in this case all answers begin with the letter A. 

For the second part in the series check out Geography by Letter: B. 


Geography by Letter: A - Questions

1. What is the name of the peninsula - and the mountain range which runs down its spine - on which the majority of Italy is situated?

2. Which European country is known in its native language as Österreich, meaning "eastern realm"?

3. Which European city derives its name from waterworks built across the river Amstel in the 12th century?

4. Named after the state's "founding father", what is the capital of Texas?

5. In 1997, Kazakhstan moved its capital from Almaty to which other "A" city?

6. What is the highest mountain in the Andes, and the Americas as a whole?

7. What is the name of the Dutch-derived language spoken by a large proportion of white South Africans?

8. The French president is one of the two heads-of-state of which small national in the Pyrenees?

9. Edmonton is the capital of which Canadian prairie province?

10. Which Semitic language is the world's 5th most commonly spoken?

11. Which mountain in modern-day Turkey did Noah's arc supposedly make land on?

12. Which country is often called the "graveyard of empires", referring to numerous failed invasions by western powers?

13. Which sea is an enclave of the Black Sea, near-surrounded by Russia and Ukraine?

14. Rather than its northern counterpart, what name is given to the astronomical phenomenon also known as the "southern lights"?

15. What is the capital of the island nation of Madagascar?

16. What term refers to a chain of islands, such as the Bahamas?

17. Which city is the former capital of the Mughal empire, and location of the Taj Mahal?

18. Which sea lies between the Peloponnese and Anatolian peninsulas?

19. Which country has - since 2011 - been the largest country by area in Africa?

20. Barbuda and which other island have made up a sovereign Caribbean state since they gained their independence from the United Kingdom in 1981?




Geography by Letter: A - Answers

1. What is the name of the peninsula - and the mountain range which runs down its spine - on which the majority of Italy is situated? Apennine

2. Which European country is known in its native language as Österreich, meaning "eastern realm"? Austria

3. Which European city derives its name from waterworks built across the river Amstel in the 12th century? Amsterdam

4. Named after the state's "founding father", what is the capital of Texas? Austin

5. In 1997, Kazakhstan moved its capital from Almaty to which other "A" city? Astana

6. What is the highest mountain in the Andes, and the Americas as a whole? Aconcagua

7. What is the name of the Dutch-derived language spoken by a large proportion of white South Africans? Afrikaans

8. The French president is one of the two heads-of-state of which small national in the Pyrenees? Andorra

9. Edmonton is the capital of which Canadian prairie province? Alberta

10. Which Semitic language is the world's 5th most commonly spoken? Arabic

11. Which mountain in modern-day Turkey did Noah's arc supposedly make land on? Mt. Ararat

12. Which country is often called the "graveyard of empires", referring to numerous failed invasions by western powers? Afghanistan

13. Which sea is an enclave of the Black Sea, near-surrounded by the crimean peninsula, mainland Russia and Ukraine? Sea of Azov

14. Rather than its northern counterpart, what Latin name is given to the astronomical phenomenon also known as the "southern lights"? Aurora australis

15. What is the capital of the island nation of Madagascar? Antananarivo

16. What term refers to a chain of islands, such as the Lucayan - consisting of the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos islands? Archipelago

17. Which city is the former capital of the Mughal empire, and location of the Taj Mahal? Agra

18. Which sea lies between the Peloponnese and Anatolian peninsulas? Aegean

19. Which country has - since 2011 - been the largest country by area in Africa? Algeria

20. Barbuda and which other island have made up a sovereign Caribbean state since they gained their independence from the United Kingdom in 1981? Antigua


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