October Quiz – Geography!

How good is your knowledge of ‘Joggers’? Geography is the theme of this month’s, “Not in the Ballroom Quiz” compiled by Helen Fellows. There are twenty questions, some about places close to home and some further afield. 

Email your answers to info@unlockingwarwick.org and we’ll declare a winner in a week’s time. There are no prizes, just a warm glow of satisfaction.  Here we go:

  1. On which river is Warwick Castle situated?
  2. Which county in England is the largest by area?
  3. Which English county has two separate coastlines?
  4. What is the UK’s most southerly city?
  5. Which island is separated from the British mainland by the Menai Strait? 
  6. What is the highest mountain in the UK?
  7. Which mountain range is often described as the ‘backbone of England’?
  8. Which is taller: The Eiffel Tower or Blackpool Tower? 
  9. Which European country shares its borders with the most neighbours (nine)?
  10. Which European capital city is divided by canals into about 90 islands joined by about 400 bridges?
  11. What country has the longest coastline in the world?
  12. In which country would you be if you were visiting the Taj Mahal? 
  13. In which ocean are the islands of Seychelles?
  14. Which island is the largest in the world?
  15. What is the world’s largest and busiest container port?
  16. What is the most recent state to be added to the USA? (An extra point for the year).
  17. Which major city is located on two continents?
  18. Sofia is the capital city of which country?
  19. Everest is the highest mountain in the world; which mountain is the second highest? 
  20. What country is the newest in the world to be recognised by the United Nations? 

Quite tricky aren’t they? Good luck and strictly no Googling!