Geography by Letter: F

Geography by Letter: F - Questions and Answers


Part 6 in the alphabet series of geography quizzes, and this time every answer - whether that be a place, landform, or anything else - begins with the letter F. Check out some others in the series: ABCDand E


Geography by Letter: F - Questions


1. Which Western European country is also known as l'Hexagone, due to the distinctive 6-sided shape of its borders?

2. Which mountain - Japan's largest - is actually a dormant volcano, which last erupted in the early 18th century?

3. Which bay, lying between the Canadian Atlantic provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, displays the largest tidal ranges in the world?

4. Which city - the largest along the River Main - is the de-facto financial capital of Germany?

5. The San Andreas and Great Glen are prominent and well-known examples of which volatile geological feature, responsible for the majority of the Earth's seismic activity?

6. Which small island chain, between Iceland, Scandinavia, and the British Isles, makes up one-third of the constituent nations within the Kingdom of Denmark?

7. Which city in North Dakota is most well-known as the namesake of a 1996 Academy Award-winning film by the Coen Brothers?

8. Which island, the second largest in the Canary Islands', name literally translates into English as "strong fortune"?

9. Which city, the capital of Tuscany, was ruled by the Medici family during the Middle Ages, and is known as Firenze in its native language?

10. Which region makes up the north-eastern half of Belgium (the other half being Wallonia) and is inhabited by people who speak a dialect known as Flemish?

11. Which city, the capital of Sierra Leone, derives its name from its historical importance as a haven for freed slaves escaping from the Americas?

12. Which currency name is used by Switzerland and over 20 African nations, but was totally replaced in France, Belgium and Luxembourg by the Euro in 2002?

13. Which US State famously voted for George Bush by less than 500 votes in the 2000 elections, giving him the victory over his popular rival Al Gore?

14. Which Moroccan city is the namesake of a short, red hat, popularised by Turkish people during the Ottoman Empire?

15. Las Malvinas is the Spanish name for which controversial island chain in the South Atlantic, administered by the United Kingdom?

16. Which country is known as Suomi in its native language, and is home to the majority of the region referred to by many as Lapland?

17. Norway and New Zealand are famous for which geological feature, a steep-sided, flooded inlet carved out by ice during earlier glacial periods?

18. Taiwan was commonly known to Europeans by which other name until its current name gained popularity during the 20th century?

19. Which province in south-eastern China, containing the large city of Xiamen, historically also contained the island of Taiwan?

20. Which Pacific Island nation, popular with tourists, has a notably large population of people of Indian descent, who arrived from the British Empire during the late 19th and early 18th centuries?


Geography by Letter: F - Answers


1. Which Western European country is also known as l'Hexagone, due to the distinctive 6-sided shape of its borders? France

2. Which mountain - Japan's largest - is actually a dormant volcano, which last erupted in the early 18th century? Mt. Fuji

3. Which bay, lying between the Canadian Atlantic provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, displays the largest tidal ranges in the world? Bay of Fundy

4. Which city - the largest along the River Main - is the de-facto financial capital of Germany? Frankfurt am Main

5. The San Andreas and Great Glen are prominent and well-known examples of which volatile geological feature, responsible for the majority of the Earth's seismic activity? Faults/Fault Lines

6. Which small island chain, between Iceland, Scandinavia, and the British Isles, makes up one-third of the constituent nations within the Kingdom of Denmark? Farœ Islands

7. Which city in North Dakota is most well-known as the namesake of a 1996 Academy Award-winning film by the Coen Brothers? Fargo

8. Which island, the second largest in the Canary Islands', name literally translates into English as "strong fortune"? Fuerteventura

9. Which city, the capital of Tuscany, was ruled by the Medici family during the Middle Ages, and is known as Firenze in its native language? Florence

10. Which region makes up the north-eastern half of Belgium (the other half being Wallonia) and is inhabited by people who speak a dialect known as Flemish? Flanders

11. Which city, the capital of Sierra Leone, derives its name from its historical importance as a haven for freed slaves escaping from the Americas? Freetown

12. Which currency name is used by Switzerland and over 20 African nations, but was totally replaced in France, Belgium and Luxembourg by the Euro in 2002? Franc

13. Which US State famously voted through George Bush by less than 500 votes in the 2000 elections, giving him the victory over his popular rival Al Gore? Florida

14. Which Moroccan city is the namesake of a short, red hat, popularised by Turkish people during the Ottoman Empire? Fez

15. Las Malvinas is the Spanish name for which controversial island chain in the South Atlantic, administered by the United Kingdom? Falkland Islands

16. Which country is known as Suomi in its native language, and is home to the majority of the region referred to by many as Lapland? Finland

17. Norway and New Zealand are famous for which geological feature, a steep-sided, flooded inlet carved out by ice during earlier glacial periods? Fjords/Fiords

18. Taiwan was commonly known to Europeans by which other name until its current name gained popularity during the 20th century? Formosa

19. Which province in south-eastern China, containing the large city of Xiamen, historically also contained the island of Taiwan? Fujian

20. Which Pacific Island nation, popular with tourists, has a notably large population of people of Indian descent, who arrived from the British Empire during the late 19th and early 18th centuries? Fiji


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