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  Looking Through Latvia   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Load up your luggage as we look through the lovely land of Latvia.
Easier, 10 Qns, eburge, Jun 09 14
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  Latvia   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
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How much do you know about this Baltic republic? If you know very little, you are advised to do some preparation before playing this quiz.
Average, 10 Qns, bloomsby, Jun 27 14
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  An Eco-Trip through Latvia   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
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I'm so glad you've made it! I'll just check your name off the roster, and now we can begin our journey through the wonderful country of Latvia.
Easier, 10 Qns, gracious1, Dec 07 21
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Dec 07 21
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  Europe: All about Latvia    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A journey to one of the Baltic states. Latvia is an interesting place. Note: Diacritical marks have been removed from the answer options for technical reasons. We apologize for the necessity.
Average, 10 Qns, LuH77, Nov 11 21
Nov 11 21
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  About Latvia    
Multiple Choice
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Well, if Estonia has a quiz, then Latvia needs one, too! :)
Average, 10 Qns, streips, Nov 21 18
Nov 21 18
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trivia question Quick Question
Riga is Latvia's capital city and economic hub, and also boasts the country's tallest tower. What is this tower primarily used for?

From Quiz "Looking Through Latvia"

Latvia Trivia Questions

1. What is the highest natural point of Latvia?

From Quiz
Europe: All about Latvia

Answer: Gaizinkalns Hill

Gaiziņkalns Hill is just over 1,000 feet high. It is situated in the north-east of Latvia, in the hilly Vidzeme Upland area. There are four major slopes overlooking miles of landscape, named "Ladies' Paradise", "The Western Slope", "The Lesser Golgotha", and "Golgotha". The surrounding Gaiziņkalns Nature Park features several heritage sites, such as the ancient burial sites of Dzīsļi and Tropeļi.

2. Surrounded by four countries, Latvia touches which body of water to the west?

From Quiz Looking Through Latvia

Answer: Baltic Sea

Lithuania to the south, Belarus to the southeast, Russia to the east and Estonia to the north form the land borders with Latvia. The only sea view that Latvians get is that of the Baltic, along its 500 kilometre coastline (approximately).

3. Latvia is one of the three ______________ countries.

From Quiz About Latvia

Answer: Baltic

The Balkan countries are in Southeastern Europe, while the Nordic countries are the Scandinavian countries.

4. Riga is the capital of Latvia. What river is it located on?

From Quiz Europe: All about Latvia

Answer: Daugava

The Daugava, also known as the Western Dvina, is around 630 miles long. It flows through Russia, Belarus, then Latvia. From Latvia it flows into the Gulf of Riga, on the Baltic Sea. Latvia's oldest hydropower plant, Kegums Hydroelectric Power Station, is located on the Daugava River, in the town of Ķegums. It is owned by Latvenergo, the state-owned electricity company that produces around 70% of Latvia's electricity.

5. Part of Latvia's coastline is on the Baltic, and most of the remainder is on the Gulf of ...?

From Quiz Latvia

Answer: Riga

The Gulf of Riga is an inlet of the Baltic Sea. The Gulf of Bothnia separates Sweden from Finland - and the other two gulfs don't exist.

6. The president of Latvia at the end of 2001 was a Canadian Latvian who was a psychology professor in Montreal before she moved back to her country of birth. Name her!

From Quiz About Latvia

Answer: Vaira Vike-Freiberga

The president of Latvia is elected by Parliament. On entering parliament Mrs. Vike-Freiberga received 53 votes of 100.

7. While the Daugava River may be the longest to run through Latvia, it doesn't "begin" in Latvia. Which of Latvia's rivers is the longest one to be entirely contained within the country?

From Quiz Looking Through Latvia

Answer: Gauja

The 452 kilometre long Gauja River begins its journey in the highlands of Vidzeme, a region in northern Latvia. From there, it flows east and north, winding through beautiful landscapes, before turning around travelling west and south to the Gulf of Riga where it empties. The Daugava River begins in Russian Valdai Hills where it makes its way through Belarus and Latvia to empty into the Gulf of Riga, very near to the country's capital city.

8. One item on our itinerary is a boat-ride up and down the river that runs through the middle of Latvia. What is the name of this river?

From Quiz An Eco-Trip through Latvia

Answer: Daugava

The Daugava River, also known as the Western Dvina, is the longest and most important river in Latvia. It runs for 624 miles (1,005 km) through the country. The river originates in the Valdai Hills of Russia and flows through Belarus into Latvia, eventually draining into the Gulf of Riga.

9. Ethnic minorities make up over a third of the population of Latvia. Which is the largest minority?

From Quiz Latvia

Answer: Russians

The Russian minority makes up about 30 per cent of the population. The Belorussian minority is about four per cent and the Ukrainian minority just under three per cent. (Until 1944-45 there was also a small but influential German minority, too).

10. Latvia's flag, which is red-white-red, is often confused with the flag of another country, even though the red in Latvia's flag is much darker. Which is the other country?

From Quiz About Latvia

Answer: Austria

11. Which city of Latvia is known as "City where the wind is born" because of its breezy location on the Baltic Sea?

From Quiz Europe: All about Latvia

Answer: Liepaja

Liepāja is situated in the west of Latvia, an important sea port of the country. It features a monument to the sailors and fishermen lost at sea, built in 1977. It also features the largest wind farm of Latvia. A German soldier documented the mass murder of the Jewish population of Liepāja in 1941. It is one of the rare surviving films of the early stages of the Holocaust.

12. When translated into English, what does the title of Latvia's national anthem 'Dievs, svētī Latviju!' mean?

From Quiz Looking Through Latvia

Answer: God Bless Latvia!

Written in 1873 by composer Kārlis Baumanis, 'Dievs, svētī Latviju!' (which shall henceforth be referred to in this quiz as 'God Bless Latvia!' for ease) was chosen to be the country's national anthem in 1920. Baumanis died in 1905, a good fifteen years before he was able to hear his own creation sung proudly by millions of patriotic Latvians.

13. What is the capital of Latvia?

From Quiz Latvia

Answer: Riga

Riga, with a population of about 705,000 (2011 figure), is the country's main port. The city center shows signs of German architectural influence and it is also well known for its splendid art nouveau heritage.

14. There are two well-known Latvian hockey players in the NHL. Sandis Ozolins is one. Name the goalkeeper who is the other.

From Quiz About Latvia

Answer: Arturs Irbe

Sandis Prusis is a bobsledder, Kaspars Kambala plays basketball, and Kristaps Sergis is three times the world champion in sidecar racing.

15. Latvia's longest border is with what country?

From Quiz Europe: All about Latvia

Answer: Lithuania

Latvia's border with Lithuania is around 360 miles long. A large portion of the Latvia-Lithuania border follows the course of the Sventoji River. Latvia's border with Belarus is its shortest at just over 100 miles long. Its border with Estonia is around 215 miles long, and its border with Russia is about 180 miles long. Latvia also has around 310 miles of coastline.

16. Having finished our boat-ride, we'll finish our trip on land. Strap on your gear; we're going to climb up to the highest point in Latvia. What is it?

From Quiz An Eco-Trip through Latvia

Answer: Gaizinkalns

At 1,022 ft (311.6 m) above sea level, Gaizinkalns is not actually much of a mountain climb, but it has a few ski slopes and lodges. It sits near the picturesque town of Madona, named for the nearby lake. Feeling especially competitive, the Latvians built a tower atop Gaizinkalns so as to ensure the peak would surpass nearby Suur Munamagi in Estonia in height. Alas, the tower was never finished, and it was closed to tourists for safety reasons. Denali is the Inuit name for Mt. McKinley in Alaska, USA. Uluru is the aboriginal name for Ayers Rock in the Northern Territory, Australia. Qomolangma (or Chomolungma) is another name for Mt. Everest, in the Himalayas of Nepal.

17. What is the approximate area of Latvia?

From Quiz Latvia

Answer: 24,900 sq miles

It's smaller than Lithuania and slightly larger than Estonia.

18. A Latvian is the DJ for a popular American musical group. Which one?

From Quiz About Latvia

Answer: Limp Bizkit

19. Which building of Latvia was destroyed in World War II, but rebuilt between 1996-1999 with funds from Latvian banker Valērijs Kargins?

From Quiz Europe: All about Latvia

Answer: House of the Blackheads

The original building of Riga's House of the Blackheads was constructed in the early 14th century. It was made for the Brotherhood of Blackheads: an association of unmarried male merchants, those in the ship industry and foreigners. It started out as a military organisation, then gradually turned into more of a social organisation. Valērijs Kargins was founder and head of Latvia's Parex Bank, which was Latvia's second largest bank until the country's financial crash in 2018, when Parex Bank failed.

20. Riga is Latvia's capital city and economic hub, and also boasts the country's tallest tower. What is this tower primarily used for?

From Quiz Looking Through Latvia

Answer: Broadcasting radio and television

Opened in 1986, the Riga Radio and TV Tower is the tallest structure in the country and one of the tallest in Europe, stretching an impressive 368.5 metres into the sky. It is located on the island of Zaķusala, which lies in the Daugava River.

21. What is the main river traversing Latvia?

From Quiz Latvia

Answer: The Daugava (Dvina)

The Latvian name is the Daugava. This river is also known as the Dvina River, which is sometimes called the West Dvina. It rises to the west of Moscow and flows through Russia, Belarus and Latvia before reaching the Gulf of Riga. It should *not* be confused with the North Dvina, which is wholly in Russia and flows into the White Sea at Archangel.

22. What is the capital city of Latvia?

From Quiz About Latvia

Answer: Riga

It is also the largest city in the Baltic States, with a population of nearly 900,000.

23. What city of Latvia is located approximately 15 miles west of the capital, Riga?

From Quiz Europe: All about Latvia

Answer: Jurmala

Jūrmala is a resort destination situated between the Gulf of Riga and the Lielupe river running through central Latvia. It posses a stretch of just over 20 miles of pristine, white sand beach. Some Soviet politicians such as Nikita Khrushchev appreciated the beauty of Jūrmala when Latvia was part of the Soviet Union, and frequently took their holidays there. Opening in 2003, Livu Akvaparks, one of the largest water parks in Northern Europe, is located in Jūrmala.

24. Which sport is held to be the one of the most popular in Latvia, one which you might normally associate with Canada?

From Quiz Looking Through Latvia

Answer: Ice hockey

The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) chose Latvia to host the World Championships in 2006, following Austria in 2005. Basketball is also a favourite sporting pastime of Latvians, with their very own Andris Biedriņs hitting the big time in America with the Golden State Warriors, a Californian basketball team.

25. As we travel through Latvia, you'll notice that one kind of biome predominates. What is it?

From Quiz An Eco-Trip through Latvia

Answer: Lowland plains

Most of Latvia consists of fertile, rolling plains, which were formed during the Ice Age. Another sizable portion of Latvia is covered in forest, two-thirds of which consist of Scots Pine or Norway Spruce. Consequently, timber and wood products are important exports. Unlike North American forests, Latvian forests lack underbrush, but cranberries, bilberries, and mushrooms grow along the forest floor. Bogs, swamps, and marshes comprise about ten percent of the land. There aren't any true deserts; there is just too much rainfall year-round.

26. What was the approximate population of Latvia in 2014?

From Quiz Latvia

Answer: 2.0 million

The population has been falling since the middle of the decade of the 21st century, largely as a result of net emigration. By European standards, the country is sparsely populated.

27. Which two major beauty pageants have been won by Latvian women?

From Quiz About Latvia

Answer: Miss USA and Mrs Globe

Marite Ozere became Miss USA in 1963, and Ieva Bondare won Mrs Globe in 1998.

28. Once a former Soviet state, Latvia gained independence again in which decade of the late twentieth century?

From Quiz Looking Through Latvia

Answer: 1990s

The dissolution of Soviet rule over Latvia came about in 1990, but it wasn't until August 1991 that it became an independent country again. During this time, Anatolijs Gorbunovs served as the country's president, having been leader during the later SSR years. In 1993, the country had its first election as a republic, and Guntis Ulmanis took up the role of president.

29. The Riga Dome is what?

From Quiz About Latvia

Answer: A church

The oldest parts of the magnificent church date back to the 13th century.

30. Venta Rapid is the widest waterfall in Europe. What town of Latvia is it located in?

From Quiz Europe: All about Latvia

Answer: Kuldiga

Kuldīga is situated in the west of Latvia. It is also the location of Kuldiga Castle, medieval castle ruins once used for the Livonian Order, a branch of the Teutonic Order. Venta Rapid is around 820 feet wide, but can become as wide as 890 feet during the annual spring floods.

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