It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Isthmus by FlaxmanR

Champion(s):

LuskT
Giggity.


Runner(s)-Up:

RautY
The machines are winning


Quiz Description

Did I make another geography quiz just for that pun? Don't look at me.

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Questions:

While “peninsula” comes from the Latin words for “almost an island,” isthmus is derived from the Greek word “isthmos,” which refers to what appropriately narrow part of the body?

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NECK

The world’s most famous isthmus is probably the Isthmus of Panama – yeah, sorry, no easy Panama questions in this quiz – but Central America is also home to the Isthmus of Rivas, itself once part of a proposed canal site. What body of water, the 19th largest lake in the world by area, sits on the east side of the Isthmus of Rivas?

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LAKE NICARAGUA

What notable peninsula, home to an infamous resort city and shockingly not mentioned in my Peninsulas quiz, lies to the northeast of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec?

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YUCATAN PENINSULA

An isthmus of land between Lake Mendota and Lake Monona is the site of a major portion of what American state capital?

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MADISON, WISCONSIN

Another American city built on an isthmus is Seattle, which sits between Puget Sound on the west and what body of water, which Interstate 90 crosses on two floating bridges, on the east?

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LAKE WASHINGTON

According to Plutarch, a stele on the Isthmus of Corinth that marked the border between Ionia and Peloponnesus was put there by what legendary Athenian hero? (It is possible that parts of the stele could have been replaced later while it remained the same stele. Or is it?)

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THESEUS

What city, its nation’s second-largest and a former capital, sits at the bottom of the Karelian Isthmus, a strip of land between Lake Ladoga and the Gulf of Finland?

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SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA

SM Mall of Asia and Ninoy Aquino International Airport are two points of interest that sit on an isthmus in the metro area named for what city, which shares its name with the bay to the west of the isthmus?

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MANILA

Between its lowlands and its highlands, Scotland narrows to an isthmus of sorts, only about 35 miles wide, between the Firth of Forth and the Firth of which other river, which flows through Glasgow as it approaches the sea?

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RIVER CLYDE

The provincial border between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia runs more or less across the narrowest part of an isthmus connecting Nova Scotia to the mainland. To the northeast is the Northumberland Strait; what body of water famous for its tides is to the southwest?

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BAY OF FUNDY

Two harbors, Waitemata and Manukau, flank the Tamaki Isthmus, another name for the isthmus that is also named after what major Southern Hemisphere city that sits astride it?

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AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND

Southeast Asia’s Isthmus of Kra is named for the Kra Buri, a river which empties into the Andaman Sea at Kawthoung. For most of its fairly short length, the Kra Buri serves as the boundary between which two nations that share the isthmus?

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MYANMAR (BURMA) and THAILAND