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GEOGRAPHY TRIVIA IV

31) What is the tallest mountain in North America?


Denali (also known as Mount McKinley) is the highest mountain peak in North America. Located in the Alaska Range in the interior of the U.S. state of Alaska, Denali is the centerpiece of Denali National Park and Preserve.

32) Montevideo is the capital of what South American country?


Montevideo is the capital and largest city of Uruguay. Montevideo has consistently been rated as having the highest quality of life of any city in Latin America.

33) What are the only three countries completely surrounded by one other country?


Lesotho is completely surrounded by South Africa, and Vatican City & San Marino are both completely surrounded by Italy.

34) What U.S. state shares borders with Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico?


Texas shares borders with the Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico, as well as the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas.

35) What is the only continent with land in all four hemispheres?


Africa is the only continent that is in all four hemispheres: north, south, west, and east

36) What mountain is closest to the Moon?


Although Mt. Everest has the highest altitude in terms of sea level on the planet, because of the equatorial bulge Mount Chimborazo is the closest to the moon.

37) What are the westernmost and easternmost states in the United States?


Alaska is the westernmost and northernmost state in the United States, but parts of Alaska are so far west that the state actually stretches into the eastern hemisphere, making it the easternmost state as well!

38) What continent contains the most fresh water?


The ice sheet in Antarctica is the largest solid ice mass on the planet. The enormous frozen structure contains about 90 percent of all the fresh water on Earth.

39) What ocean is home to 75% of the Earth's volcanoes?


The Pacific Ocean basin is home to 75% of the world's volcanoes. These volcanoes actually form a ring around the Pacific Ocean basin and are known as the Ring of Fire.

40) What is the largest city in the world based on surface area?


The largest city in the world, based on surface area, is Hulunbuir, Inner Mongolia (China) which is 263,953 km sq (102,000 sq mi).


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