Lakes and Rivers by AinslieM

Champion(s):

ChernicoffS
Although the Moon is only one-fourth the size of the Earth, it is further away.


Runner(s)-Up:

pgdownes


Quiz Description

Welcome to my first-ever creation of an online quiz! My geography score in LearnedLeague is not what it should be, so I decided to try to boost it this way. I tried to come up with a good mix of interesting questions and ways to approach them, but please forgive me if some are too difficult.

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Questions:

Name the longest river in the world that flows entirely within a single country.

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The Yangtze River

One of the world's first health resorts, for Herod the Great, was at the deepest hypersaline lake in the world. Name it.

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The Dead Sea

Liechtenstein is a doubly landlocked country, meaning that it is surrounded by countries that are themselves landlocked. Uzbekistan's claim to be the only other doubly landlocked country in the world depends on whether this large body of water bordered by its neighbors Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan is a lake or a sea.

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The Caspian Sea

Three great Siberian rivers flow into the Arctic Ocean. Name the easternmost river, which we can only hope sometimes has stormy weather.

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The Lena River

Speaking of those three great Siberian rivers flowing into the Arctic, the middle one is rarely mentioned, though its tributary the Angara River flows into Lake Baikal. It may be best-known for having been the line agreed-upon by Nazi Germany and Japan during World War II for dividing up Asia once the Soviet Union fell. Name it.

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The Yenisei River

Loch Ness and the story of its monster Nessie are well known, but the story of America's own mysterious lake monster, Bessie, is not. Name the lake which sightings since 1793 have suggested Bessie inhabits.

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Lake Erie

According to Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories, the Elephant's Child acquired his trunk on the banks of what African river, which forms much of the northern border of South Africa?

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The Limpopo River

Which of North America's Great Lakes has more water than the other four combined?

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Lake Superior

The supposedly un-navigable East African river which was triumphantly traversed by Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn in the classic 1951 film The African Queen is in fact a real river in what is today Tanzania. What is it called?

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The Ulanga River

The only World Heritage site on the Caribbean island of Dominica is this small lake known for its temperatures of at least 180 degrees Fahrenheit which cause it to bubble and steam constantly. Name it.

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Boiling Lake

The Battle on the Ice, a famous 1242 battle between Alexander Nevsky's forces and the Teutonic Knights, took place on the frozen surface of what lake on the Russian-Estonian border?

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Lake Peipus

The film Enemy at the Gates, set at the Battle of Stalingrad, was made in part based on the memoirs of the World War II Soviet sniper Vasiliy Zaitsev, which were titled "For Us There Was No Land Beyond" what river?

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The Volga River