Special Sub-Topic: Water, Water!
|The Great Australian Bight is part of what larger body of water?|
Indian Ocean. It was discovered by a Dutch navigator, Captain Thyssen in 1627 but he turned back before reaching the coast of South Australia. There is an ongoing conversation going on between cartographers about the proper name for body of water south of Australia. Some refer to is as the Southern Ocean, while others refer to it as the Indian Ocean, stating it stretches to Tasmania.
|What is the world's largest freshwater lake by surface area?|
Lake Superior. One of the five Great Lakes drained by the St. Lawrence River to the Atlantic Ocean. The Caspian Sea, while larger than Lake Superior, is considered a saline or brackish lake. The saline content can be from one-third that of seawater to well above seawater depending on the area of the lake the water is taken from.
|What body of water lies between Greenland and Iceland?|
Denmark Strait. It was in Denmark Strait that the German battleship 'Bismarck' sank the British battle cruiser 'Hood' on May 24,1941.
|Which of these countries does NOT border on Lake Victoria?|
Burundi. After Lake Superior, Lake Victoria is the second largest freshwater lake.
|What body of water lies between Sweden and Finland?|
Gulf of Bothnia. Covered by ice for up to five months of the year.
|What is the world's longest river?|
Nile River. One of its major sources is Lake Victoria.
|What is Earth's smallest ocean?|
Arctic Ocean. Besides being the smallest, it has a lower salt content because of the number of rivers flowing into it.
|The Strait of Magellan is found near what continent?|
South America. Discovered in 1520 by Portuguese navigator, Ferdinand Magellan.
|Which of these cities is NOT on the banks of the Danube River?|
Prague. The Danube is the second longest European River after the Volga.
|What mighty waterway runs between the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island?|
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