About the Earth

About the Earth

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Extreme world quiz

What do you know about planet Earth?

1. The coldest continent on Earth has a recorded temperature of -89 °C. Brrrrr, that's freezing cold! Where is it?
A. Asia            B. Antarctica           C. America 
2. In the driest place in the world it rains 1 mm every year. Where is it?
A. The Sahara Desert in Africa           B. The Gobi Desert in Asia           C. The Atacama Desert in Chile
3. The highest inhabited place in the world is 4,900 m above sea level. Where is it?
A. Tibet           B. India           C. Holland
4. In the warmest sea in the world the average temperature is 22 °C. Mmmm, perfect for swimming. Which sea is it?
A. The Mediterranean Sea           B. The Red Sea           C. The Black Sea
5. The largest ocean in the world is 165 million square km. Which ocean is it?
A. The Pacific           B. The Atlantic           C. The Indian
6. The highest mountain on Earth is 8,850 m high. That's a long way to climb to the top! Which mountain is it?
A. Mont Blanc in the Alps           B. Mount Everest in the Himalayas           C. Mount Kenya in Kenya
7. The longest river in the world is 6,650 km long. That's more than the distance between London and New York. Which river is it?
A. The Amazon           B. The Loire           C. The Nile
8. The largest volcano in the world is called Mauna Loa. Where is it?
A. Hawaii           B. Japan           C. Iceland
9. The highest waterfall in the world, Angel Falls, is 979 m high. That's a big drop. Where is it?
A. Brazil           B. USA           C. Venezuela
10. The hottest recorded temperature on Earth is 57.8 °C. That's boiling hot! Where is it?
A. Libya           B. Nicaragua           C. Australia
11. The wettest place on Earth has 13.3 m of rain a year. Get your umbrella ready! Where is it?
A. Britain           B. Spain           C. Colombia
12. In the world's windiest place, Commonwealth Bay, winds blow at 240 km an hour. It's always a bad hair day! Where is it?
A. Australia           B. Canada           C. Antarctica

Total score:       / 12


How many questions did you get right?

Average: 3.6 (12 votes)
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Submitted by darina_uk on Wed, 09/13/2023 - 19:52

7/12 I can do better, now I know more interesting facts about Earth! Thank you for these exercises!

Submitted by pomelo on Fri, 02/03/2023 - 07:48

I got 9/12. I knew some of the answers and I tried to guess the ones that I didn't know,actually I'm not interested in Geography:'')

Submitted by ahgima099 on Wed, 09/14/2022 - 14:19

I've got 8/12. Actually I'm not interested in Geography.

Submitted by Turtle08 on Mon, 08/29/2022 - 07:45

I got 9/12. I knew some of the answers and I tried to guess the ones that I didn't know. In my opinion this informations were really interesting and I'll try to remember them.

Submitted by cherry00 on Fri, 07/22/2022 - 16:39

I got 5/12

Submitted by Baldbanana on Mon, 06/27/2022 - 15:02

Ok. 8/12. I'll try to remember correct answers.

Submitted by Gorkem2006 on Thu, 06/09/2022 - 19:09

I have 7 correct answers my geography is not very good

Submitted by 01Aras on Tue, 06/07/2022 - 10:28

I have 6 truths. I'm very bad at geography
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Submitted by FlowerQueen on Fri, 06/03/2022 - 12:26

I've got 5/12. I don't know much about our earth, so I have to learn more geography ㅜ.ㅜ And I was so sure about that the Amazon is the longest river xD

Submitted by trungtnd on Wed, 01/26/2022 - 14:33

I got 6 correct answers
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Submitted by InEnglishPlease on Wed, 12/01/2021 - 15:35

I got 9/12

Submitted by Denniserkul on Tue, 05/25/2021 - 07:37

I have got 12/12. im to good for diss app im best.
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Submitted by Seokjinnie on Tue, 01/19/2021 - 08:43

I got right 7 out of 12. I think I need to learn more about the Earth.
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Submitted by Kostantinus on Wed, 01/13/2021 - 09:15

I have got 5/12 :) That is not too much.
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Submitted by rafaelyeshua on Sat, 12/19/2020 - 17:55

i got 5/6 :(

Submitted by picopeca on Mon, 11/23/2020 - 11:18

I've got 11/12

Submitted by Yuliana_OrralaT on Mon, 10/05/2020 - 23:23

I got 8/12 (:

Submitted by Ian_reynoso on Mon, 08/17/2020 - 18:02

All 12/12

Submitted by karol38 on Thu, 08/13/2020 - 08:45

I did 7/12 I think I can do better ıf I study.
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Submitted by turkishphoenixx on Sun, 08/02/2020 - 16:29

Thank you, National Geographic for the question about The Nile River :)

Submitted by Ch55 on Thu, 06/04/2020 - 10:45

I have got 12 out of 12
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Submitted by Sherry4869 on Fri, 05/15/2020 - 14:02

I have got 8/12. I have got to learn more about it. I tried again , my score was 10/12. I have to be better. I think I have to study more about geography. I am not so good at it.
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Submitted by mrshanna on Mon, 04/27/2020 - 14:46

I've got 7-12. I think I got to learn more about the Earth, so. :)

Submitted by Makam on Wed, 01/29/2020 - 03:14

I get 6 of 12.

Submitted by Elife on Tue, 01/28/2020 - 00:41

I've got 7 out of 12. Unfortunately, I don't know geography very well, but it's so interesting.

Submitted by truongkimngan on Sun, 11/17/2019 - 13:46

I was 11/12. Actually, I was surprised. As for natural geography I feel it very interesting. I really like studying geography, when I study I feel like I'm an explorer, that is very thrilling.

Submitted by SSSn on Tue, 10/01/2019 - 15:33

10/12 it seems i need to learn about my planet

Submitted by nguyenthao0808 on Mon, 09/30/2019 - 10:24

I got 8 out of 12. I don't like geography very much but it's so interesting.

Submitted by Quocvu on Sun, 09/29/2019 - 08:44

I've got 8/12 it may be not bad but i wanna increase my true answers more and more ,as well as know more about our world

Submitted by Quocvu on Fri, 09/27/2019 - 01:53

I have got 8/12 , it's very interesting so i think i need improve more and more my knowleged

Submitted by Sinhvien on Tue, 09/24/2019 - 11:54

Only five. Haha! So bad am I.

Submitted by Vietnamesepeople on Tue, 09/17/2019 - 12:07

I got 8 out of 12, from my points of view i believe all of this informations can help us many things and good for our knowledges about our mother earth
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Submitted by empty on Sun, 07/28/2019 - 09:14


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Submitted by lequangtri on Fri, 03/15/2019 - 12:59

I've got 8/12.I'm so bad at geography!!!;((((
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Submitted by Youjiro on Sun, 02/03/2019 - 11:52

I've got 7/12.I do like geography

Submitted by mariafordzun on Thu, 01/03/2019 - 17:07

I gave 7 correct answers from 12. Unfortunately, I don't know geography very well.

Submitted by nahuelito on Wed, 05/16/2018 - 13:36

Too easy for me bro

Submitted by cat28 on Thu, 04/05/2018 - 05:53

i got 6/12 ;(
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Submitted by hellsing on Sun, 03/04/2018 - 23:48

is very good
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Submitted by bilko on Mon, 01/29/2018 - 18:49

I like geography and this reading part gives useful information about world. Thanks for your contribition...
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Submitted by bilko on Mon, 01/29/2018 - 18:47

8/12 so far so good
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Submitted by Ahjeen on Wed, 01/24/2018 - 08:22

I hate hate hate hate geography! only got 7/12 Ahhhhhhhhh!
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