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Jump in! The water's fine! Quizzes in this subcategory explore oceans, seas, rivers, lakes, straits, and many other watery bodies. (Warning: lifejackets not included).
90 quizzes and 1,260 trivia questions.
  Two the Sea    
Label Quiz
 10 Qns
Ahoy, ye scurvy dogs! Back fer another round, be ye? Welcome aboard another quiz 'bout the Seven Seas! Hoist yer sails and set yer course into the boundless blue yonder as ye venture forth to discover more of the world's wondrous seas.
Easier, 10 Qns, LeoDaVinci, May 11 24
LeoDaVinci editor
May 11 24
282 plays
  To the Sea    
Label Quiz
 10 Qns
Ahoy, ye scurvy dogs and landlubbers alike! Welcome aboard this here quiz o' the Seven Seas! Prepare yer sea legs and sharpen yer wits, for we be settin' sail on a voyage to test yer knowledge of the vast waters that cover our world. Ye ready? Arrr!
Easier, 10 Qns, LeoDaVinci, May 07 24
LeoDaVinci editor
May 07 24
376 plays
  How Many Seas    
Collection Quiz
 15 Qns
Seas in the Pacific
There are many seas in the World. We will focus our attention to some of those in the Pacific. How many can you find?
Average, 15 Qns, gme24, Feb 20 24
Recommended for grades: 11,12
gme24 gold member
Feb 20 24
374 plays
  Facts About Water    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Mainly in North America
This adopted quiz was originally titled "Useless Facts About Water". It deals mainly with inland bodies of water which are located in North America, with a couple of exceptions for variety's sake.
Average, 10 Qns, gme24, Jan 09 24
Recommended for grades: 12
gme24 gold member
Jan 09 24
493 plays
  What's My Ocean?   best quiz  
Classification Quiz
 10 Qns
Seas and bays are subdivisions of the larger bodies of water that compose the World Ocean. Can you place each of these into the appropriate part of the World Ocean in which it is found?
Average, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Jul 24 23
Recommended for grades: 8,9,10
looney_tunes editor
Jul 24 23
1505 plays
  Water, Water, Everywhere   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
A strait-forward quiz where you match the fact with the water body it applies to. Go with the flow!
Very Easy, 10 Qns, zorba_scank, Apr 09 23
Recommended for grades: 8,9,10,11,12
Very Easy
zorba_scank gold member
Apr 09 23
1053 plays
  River Basics   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A Beginner's Guide
Let's review some basic river knowledge.
Easier, 10 Qns, Catreona, May 30 23
Recommended for grades: 9,10,11,12
Catreona gold member
May 30 23
617 plays
  Spot the Sea!   top quiz  
Label Quiz
 10 Qns
In this quiz, match seas of the world to their locations on the map. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Mar 04 23
kyleisalive editor
Mar 04 23
649 plays
  Questions on Bodies of Water   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here are some elementary questions on the great bodies of water on our little globe. Bodies of water include: lakes, oceans, seas, bays, rivers, gulfs, straits, inlets, streams, and many others. Please enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Mar 23 24
thejazzkickazz gold member
Mar 23 24
17964 plays
  Don't Go Chasing Waterfalls    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Waterfalls are some of the most visually spectacular natural features on the planet. Please don't go chasing waterfalls when you can open this quiz and find ten of them within your reach. Match the fall to the location where it can be found.
Easier, 10 Qns, pennie1478, Mar 21 23
pennie1478 gold member
Mar 21 23
435 plays
trivia question Quick Question
What is the largest lake completely within the boundaries of the United States?

From Quiz "Bodies of Water"

In this quiz, match the ten largest freshwater lakes by surface area in the world to their descriptions. Good luck!
Easier, 10 Qns, Triviaballer, Mar 06 23
Triviaballer gold member
Mar 06 23
411 plays
  Water, Water Everywhere   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
...and not a drop to drink. Much of the Earth's surface is covered in water, most of which is salty. Can you answer these questions about salt water in all its shapes and forms? Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Feb 14 24
kyleisalive editor
Feb 14 24
7235 plays
  It's Wet in Here   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Some countries have become synonymous with a body of water found there. Match the water to its location.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, AcrylicInk, Aug 26 20
Recommended for grades: 5,6,7,8
Very Easy
AcrylicInk gold member
Aug 26 20
1045 plays
  Admirably Aquatic   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A is for "aqua", the Latin word for "water". No wonder the names of so many bodies of water begin with the letter A!
Average, 10 Qns, LadyNym, Sep 07 22
LadyNym gold member
Sep 07 22
328 plays
  Swimming In Your Ocean   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
There are five major oceans in the world. Match each ocean to its description. Each ocean will be used twice in this quiz. Good luck!
Easier, 10 Qns, apathy100, Dec 08 17
Recommended for grades: 9,10,11,12
apathy100 gold member
Dec 08 17
781 plays
  Water, Water - the Elixir of Life    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There are over 45 different types of bodies of water on our wonderful planet. This quiz will deal with the differences between some of them.
Average, 10 Qns, ncterp, Jun 06 23
Recommended for grades: 9,10,11,12
ncterp gold member
Jun 06 23
378 plays
  To Sea or Not To Sea   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Hamlet had his questions about who he was. The seas in this quiz have no such problems, they know who they be.... err are. See what you know about the following world seas all having something to do with the letter B.
Average, 10 Qns, James25, Aug 05 16
James25 gold member
3109 plays
  To Sail Beyond the Sunset   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here's a little quiz on various bodies of water from around the world. I hope you enjoy it.
Average, 10 Qns, eburge, Oct 21 23
eburge gold member
Oct 21 23
1501 plays
  Reservoir Dogs... or Fish...   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Reservoirs can provide a benefit by controlling flooding on major rivers and supporting irrigation. But they can also be controversial, displacing people and wildlife whose homes become submerged below the waters.
Easier, 10 Qns, PDAZ, Sep 26 18
PDAZ gold member
Sep 26 18
545 plays
  "Our Home is Girt By Sea": Australian Waters   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"Our home is girt by sea" is part of our Australian National Anthem. We may be a continent but we are also an island. Come with us as we circumnavigate our homeland clockwise. We commence our journey from the Great Barrier Reef in northeast Australia.
Average, 10 Qns, 1nn1, Oct 27 17
1nn1 gold member
Oct 27 17
1512 plays
  Chasing Waterfalls    
Ordering Quiz
 10 Qns
Famous Waterfalls by Height
Cascade into a quiz about waterfalls with this, a list of ten famous instances. Order these waterfalls by height from tallest to shortest. Good luck!
Difficult, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, May 07 23
kyleisalive editor
May 07 23
126 plays
  If I Could Sail the Seven Seas    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
As we sail most of the Seven Seas we will be visiting and learning about lesser known seas. Come, grab your life jacket and join us, sailing all over the globe.
Average, 10 Qns, habitsowner, Nov 19 23
Nov 19 23
2587 plays
  Bodies of Water Held at Bay   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A bay is a body of water (salt or fresh) which is partly enclosed by surrounding land. Bays afford protected places for ships to anchor; many important coastal cities are located on bays for this reason. How many of these famous bays can you identify?
Easier, 10 Qns, FatherSteve, Mar 04 19
Recommended for grades: 7,8,9
FatherSteve gold member
Mar 04 19
1346 plays
  Across the Pond   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I will give you the names of places on either side of a body of water. You name the body of water.
Easier, 10 Qns, ferfer72, Jul 24 12
Recommended for grades: 9,10,11,12
1625 plays
  Water World    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Nothing too difficult is intended here. If we don't know all the answers, we at least learn by taking the quiz!
Average, 10 Qns, bigred62, Feb 04 20
Feb 04 20
7838 plays
  Exploring the World's Waters   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
The Ross Sea was named for James Clark Ross, but he's not the only explorer to give his name to a body of water. Can you match these places, named after explorers, to their locations?
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, May 03 19
rossian editor
May 03 19
318 plays
  Oceans, Seas and Channels of the World   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Oceans and seas cover approximately 70% of our planet and make up about 98% of all the water on Earth. Life on our planet began in its oceans. Here is a quiz about some of the world's oceans, seas and channels. Good luck.
Average, 10 Qns, wenray, Jan 17 21
Jan 17 21
1272 plays
  Where's that Sea?   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The concept is very simple: just match the sea to its place in the world. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, timence, Aug 25 23
timence gold member
Aug 25 23
1196 plays
  Oceans of the World    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz about the world's oceans and the countries that border them. (FYI, North America consists of all countries from Panama north through Canada.)
Tough, 10 Qns, TonyTheDad, Jan 04 20
TonyTheDad gold member
Jan 04 20
5127 plays
  Niagara, Eh?   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
You ever hear of Niagara Falls? I bet you have. The United States and Canada share their beauty. But just what do you know about waterfalls around the rest of the world?
Average, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Jul 30 17
2169 plays
  Famous Waterbodies From Everywhere    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz focuses on several famous water bodies from around the world. It will include straits, oceans, rivers, seas and gulfs. Enjoy.
Easier, 10 Qns, remote9, Oct 26 15
875 plays
  10 Questions: Bodies of Water Multiple Choice Quiz    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz about various waterforms around the world. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, BG07, Apr 02 23
Apr 02 23
4149 plays
  Pirates of the Caribbean    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Pirate Jolly Joe and his crew are bored with just doing their thing in the Caribbean Sea. So they move to some of the other world seas to find new ships to attack. Follow them on their trip and see what you know about the seas they roam.
Average, 10 Qns, James25, Aug 17 11
James25 gold member
779 plays
  The World's Most Polluted Waterways editor best quiz   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I scanned the list of challenges to find a topic for my first quiz, and came up with the world's most polluted bodies of water. I hope you find this information as enlightening as I did!
Tough, 10 Qns, NazPastorRick, Aug 08 09
2283 plays
  Marine Trivia #1   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Let this quiz see how much you really know about all things marine...
Tough, 10 Qns, rhyano19, May 24 17
2043 plays
  Seas the Day!    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
...and paddle in rivers and streams as well! Most people think of the Dead Sea as well...dead, right? In this quiz you'll find that there are quite a number of water holes in the Holy Land which provide support for people and adapted flora and fauna.
Easier, 10 Qns, VegemiteKid, May 20 20
VegemiteKid gold member
May 20 20
293 plays
  Sea To Shining Sea    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Take a quiz and see if you know the seas.
Average, 10 Qns, steiny1, Jun 07 10
5493 plays
  Aitch Two Oh!   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A little splash in some of the world's water.
Average, 10 Qns, 480154st, Nov 02 18
480154st gold member
Nov 02 18
367 plays
  Canal or Can Not?   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Canals are major engineering feats and any decision to construct one was a huge decision. Canal or Can Not?
Tough, 10 Qns, 1nn1, Jan 04 21
1nn1 gold member
Jan 04 21
525 plays
  Well, I'll Bay    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Not the bark of a coonhound. Not the horse color. Not the compartment in an aircraft. Not the recessed window. And, certainly not something that would force you to resist. Just a few questions about some bodies of water known as "bays".
Average, 10 Qns, cowboybluedog, Jun 24 14
cowboybluedog gold member
497 plays
  Gulfs of the World    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
A gulf is larger than a bay and is a body of water connected to a sea or ocean while also partially surrounded by land. See if you can identify these gulfs.
Average, 10 Qns, zambesi, May 10 16
602 plays
  Great Bodies of Water on Earth    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Warm, cold, fresh, and salt water take up more space than anything else on earth. Can you name some of earth's largest bodies of water?
Average, 10 Qns, rotsey, Oct 14 23
Oct 14 23
1413 plays
  Water, Water!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
These questions are on the various bodies of water in the world.
Tough, 10 Qns, mafekinggal, Sep 12 22
Sep 12 22
2971 plays
  Describe That Again?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Choose the correct names for the bodies of water by reading the descriptions given.
Average, 10 Qns, veryberi, Mar 03 18
Mar 03 18
796 plays
  Water: It is Everywhere    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Water covers 71% of the earth's surface. Let us look at some of these various forms of water.
Average, 10 Qns, zambesi, Oct 06 16
384 plays
  Down and Out    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a companion quiz to my previous quiz; "Down but Not Out". The focus here is on bodies of water that disappear - and where they reappear (if at all). My thanks to JanIQ for the challenging title that fits so well with my previous quiz!
Average, 10 Qns, celvet, Aug 25 23
Aug 25 23
142 plays
  Our Watery World    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Just over 70% of the earth's surface is covered by water. This quiz is about our watery world, taking into account seas, oceans, lakes, waterfalls, rivers and anything else that is connected to our world of water.
Average, 10 Qns, zambesi, Oct 15 20
Oct 15 20
345 plays
  Seas All Over the World    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
This quiz will be concerned with seas all over the world. Some of them may not be too well known.
Difficult, 20 Qns, author, Oct 14 09
1919 plays
  "Water, Water, Everywhere"- bodies of water    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Water covers roughly 70% of the earth's surface. Let's see what you know about some of the lakes, seas, oceans, bays, etc. that help make up our favorite planet, "the third rock from the sun".
Tough, 10 Qns, paulmallon, Sep 08 23
paulmallon gold member
Sep 08 23
607 plays
  Bays and Gulfs    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz about bays and gulfs found all over the world. A gulf is an inlet of a sea or ocean, and a bay is a smaller version of a gulf. Have fun with it.
Tough, 10 Qns, blumyh2opolo, Apr 23 23
Apr 23 23
790 plays
  Waterways of the World    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is my first quiz. Hopefully you like it.
Tough, 10 Qns, mr.coconuts, Feb 19 22
Feb 19 22
788 plays
  Gulfs And Bays All Over the World    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
This quiz deals with gulfs and bays all over the world.
Tough, 20 Qns, author, Oct 07 14
1192 plays
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
My quiz deals with, well, gulfs. Don't become overwhelmed, or better yet, engulfed by it!
Tough, 10 Qns, biohazard930, May 13 21
May 13 21
945 plays
  More Bark Than Bight    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
How well do you know your bights? Or are you just barking mad? Sink your teeth into this mighty bighty quiz!
Average, 10 Qns, DjangoMango27, Apr 26 19
Apr 26 19
370 plays
  In Depth Geography    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Do you know the trenches? Explore the deepest ends of the oceans!
Difficult, 10 Qns, solist, May 06 13
1120 plays
  Countries - Bodies of Water    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I give you the names of two bodies of water (the first one a lake, the second one a river), and you give me the name of the country in which they can both be found.
Average, 10 Qns, jj00, Jan 02 14
699 plays
  Waterfalls of the World    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Test your knowledge of waterfalls all over the world! ~Good Luck~
Tough, 10 Qns, Elektra007, Dec 01 12
817 plays
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
This quiz involves identifying bodies of water from all over the world. Go ahead and give it a try! (Try not to look any of these answers up-its more fun that way!)
Tough, 20 Qns, biohazard930, Nov 12 21
Nov 12 21
1219 plays
  Watery Connections    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
You will be given two places and you have to name the body of water that is between the two places.
Average, 10 Qns, CheekyBalloon, Oct 14 22
Oct 14 22
1140 plays
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Bodies of Water Trivia Questions

1. What is the oldest ocean on earth?

From Quiz
Water, Water - the Elixir of Life

Answer: Pacific Ocean

According to the National Ocean Service, the oldest rock in the Pacific Ocean dates back about 200 million years. The Pacific is also the largest ocean on earth covering about 1/3 of the earth's surface.

2. The famous Lorelei, also known as the murmuring rock, can be found in which river?

From Quiz Aitch Two Oh!

Answer: Rhine

The murmurings of the rock are caused by the currents in the river being amplified and echoed by the rock, as it sits in a stretch where the river narrows. These murmurings gave rise to the legend of a beautiful girl who fell to her death from the rock and now spends all eternity luring fishermen to crash their vessels on the rock. The Lorelei has inspiring many musicians, among them Shostakovich, Mendelssohn, Wishbone Ash, George Gershwin, Styx and the Scorpions.

3. The Aswan High Dam on the Nile River helped to create what reservoir named after an Egyptian president?

From Quiz Reservoir Dogs... or Fish...

Answer: Lake Nasser

Beginning construction in 1960, the Aswan High Dam located in southern Egypt was built over the course of ten years. The controversial dam was funded by the Soviet Union and upon completion produced one of the world's largest man-made reservoirs, Lake Nasser. President at the time Gamal Abdel Nasser felt the dam was necessary for his plans to industrialize Egypt. Since ancient times, the Nile valley had been known to suffer from periodic flooding and drought which he believed the dam would help to alleviate and, in addition, stabilize the fertile rich area through irrigation. His plan for the dam would also manufacture hydroelectricity and create employment. The construction was generally considered a success and had significant impact on the Egyptian economy from the start. Nevertheless, the downside was hard to ignore: Tens of thousands of people were forced to relocate, particularly in northern Sudan, and multiple archaeologic sites were imperiled and remain at risk of being submerged. This question was crafted by Bottle_rocket.

4. There are two appropriately named rivers that disappear in the desert in Idaho. What are their names and where does the water reappear?

From Quiz Down and Out

Answer: The Lost Rivers; Thousand Springs at the Snake River

The Lost Rivers arise in the mountains of Idaho, but disappear underground in the desert area surrounding the Idaho National Laboratories. They move through the Snake River Aquifer and re-emerge at the Thousand Springs area of the Snake River near Hagerman, Idaho (USA). Because of increased water use of the Snake River Aquifer, the output of the springs is decreasing.

5. The Mediterranean Sea is one of the largest in the world, bordered by several countries and including a range of other seas. But how many continents does it touch?

From Quiz Where's that Sea?

Answer: 3

The Mediterranean Sea is almost 3 million square kilometres (over 1.1 million square miles). It stretches from Spain (Europe) and Morocco (Africa) in the west, all the way across to Lebanon (Asia) in the east. It also incorporates a range of islands, including Crete, Cyprus and Sicily.

6. If I could sail the Seven Seas, I might stumble upon this sea which is found in the Mediterranean Sea between Spain and Morocco. What is its name?

From Quiz If I Could Sail the Seven Seas

Answer: Alboran Sea

The Alboran Sea forms the western edge of the Mediterranean Sea and extends from the Strait of Gibraltar to Alboran Island where the Balearic Sea begins. Traditionally, sardine and anchovy catches have been important to the Alboran but with overfishing, the use of drift nets, and present day tourism on the Iberian peninsula and other causes of pollution, that fishery is now threatened. Phoenician navigators were the first to sail the sea during the first millennium and they colonized Mauritania by using it. The Carthaginians and Romans followed. On the southern shore of the sea will be found thuya forests, an endangered and ancient conifer, as well as the rare Barbary leopard. The northern eco-region contains the endangered Iberian lynx as well as the Imperial eagle and more.

7. The first sea we encounter is a colourful one. He has good connections with the Sea of Marmara. Its location is between two continents. Which sea have we come across?

From Quiz To Sea or Not To Sea

Answer: Black Sea

The Black Sea is a relatively large sea located near the southeastern part of Europe. It is bordered by countries such as Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Ukraine and Russia. There are only a few official seas that take their name from a colour, the other ones being the Red Sea, the Yellow Sea and the White Sea. It is often seen as an inland sea, but it does have a connection to the Sea of Marmara to the south via the Bosphorus strait. This connection is near the city of Istanbul, where the Bosphorus strait connects the Asian and European parts of Turkey. The Sea of Marmara makes the connection between the Black Sea and the Aegean Sea through the Dardanelles Strait. The Aegean Sea ultimately connects to the Mediterranean Sea. To the north, the Black Sea also connects to the Sea of Azov, through the Strait of Kerch. This sea is located near Russia and the Crimean Peninsula in Ukraine.

8. Which ocean is described as the commercial highway between important industrial regions of western Europe and the northeastern states of USA?

From Quiz Famous Waterbodies From Everywhere

Answer: Atlantic Ocean

The Atlantic Ocean serves as the commercial highway between important industrial regions of western Europe and northeastern states of the USA. It has some of the best seaports in the world; Montreal, London and New York. It has the longest coastline among all oceans. It also contains famous islands like Puerto Rico, Cuba and Jamaica.

9. This large bay can be found in the Northern Indian Ocean. It shares a name with an exotic looking breed of domestic cat. To what Bay I am referring?

From Quiz Well, I'll Bay

Answer: Bay of Bengal

The Bay of Bengal is often identified as the largest bay in the world. Some countries that border it are India, Sri Lanka, Burma (Myanmar) and Bangladesh. Very important to the shipping industry, and thus the entire economy, of the entire area are some of the large shipping ports in the Bay of Bengal.

10. The phrase "Across the Pond" is frequently used to describe the distance between the United States and the United Kingdom. Which "pond" lies between these two countries?

From Quiz Across the Pond

Answer: The Atlantic Ocean

While the exact origin of this idiom is unknown, it is believed to be coined by the British. Some suggest that the British felt their navy was so great, the Atlantic Ocean was a mere pond.

11. What is an unusual fact about the Sargasso Sea?

From Quiz "Water, Water, Everywhere"- bodies of water

Answer: It has no shoreline.

The Sargasso Sea is a body of water surrounded by other bodies of water. Its waters never touch a coastline. It is bounded on the north by the North Atlantic Current and on the south by the North Atlantic Equatorial Current. The eastern side of the Sargasso Sea is constrained by the Canary Current, and the western side by the Gulf Stream. The Sargasso Sea is 2,000 statute miles long and 700 statute miles wide. Its name is derived from the large amounts of seaweed from the genus Sargassum that float upon it.

12. What is the largest ocean on Earth that was first sighted by Spanish explorer Vasco de Balboa in 1513, who named it "Mar del Sur" (South Sea)?

From Quiz Oceans, Seas and Channels of the World

Answer: Pacific Ocean

The Pacific Ocean covers approximately one-third of the surface of the Earth and is large enough to contain all of the Earth's continents. The area covered by the Pacific Ocean is over 165 million square kilometres (over 64 million square miles). The deepest trench in the world, the Mariana Trench, is in the Pacific Ocean and its depth is about 10,994 metres (36,070 ft). The Portuguese explorer, Ferdinand Magellan gave the Pacific Ocean its name. Just some of the countries that border the Pacific Ocean are Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Canada, United States, China, Ecuador, Mexico, Chile, and many, many more. The total is approximately 60 different countries and territories.

13. Which bight is located in Southern Australia?

From Quiz More Bark Than Bight

Answer: Great Australian Bight

The McKenzie Bight's location will not be revealed as of yet (that's coming in another question). The Portland Bight is in Jamaica and I made up the South Australian Bight.

14. The Atlantic Ocean is the second largest ocean in the world, after the Pacific Ocean. What body of water connects the Atlantic with the Mediterranean Sea?

From Quiz To Sail Beyond the Sunset

Answer: Strait of Gibraltar

Separating Spain and Morocco, the Strait of Gibraltar is only 14.3 kilometres wide at its narrowest point. It is an important route for shipping, and both Spain and Morocco have explored the possibilities of linking the two countries, and indeed the two continents, via a bridge or tunnel.

15. The Hudson's Bay Company was chartered in 1670 as a British trading company. It evolved into a mercantile enterprise which is one of the oldest continuous businesses in the world. Where is Hudson Bay, after which it was named?

From Quiz Bodies of Water Held at Bay

Answer: In northeastern Canada

Hudson Bay is the second-largest bay in the world. It was named after Henry Hudson who explored it in 1610. The bay is filled with salt water, but is less salty than the oceans, which accounts for its propensity to freeze up in large parts during the winter.

16. The first sea that Jolly Joe and his crew move to is the Bering Sea, which is located in the Pacific Ocean. On the west side of this sea, we find the Russian region of Siberia. What American state can be found on the eastern side of this sea?

From Quiz Pirates of the Caribbean

Answer: Alaska

The Bering Sea forms part of the Pacific Ocean. On the west side of this sea lies the Russian region of Siberia, while on the east side is the American state of Alaska. On the northern side of the sea you find the Bering Strait, which separates the sea from the Arctic Ocean, specifically the Chukchi Sea. The sea and the strait to the north got their name from a Danish navigator called Vitus Bering. He worked for the Russian army and was the first European to discover the state of Alaska and the Aleutian islands.

17. Name the Scandinavian country, famous for its fjords, where you'll find Lake Mjosa and the River Tana.

From Quiz Countries - Bodies of Water

Answer: Norway

The River Tana (or Tanaelva) is the fifth longest river in Norway, with a total length of approximately 350 km. Lake Mjosa is the biggest lake in Norway. However, the North European country most famous for its bodies of water is Finland (the "Land of 1000 Lakes").

18. Angel Falls is the tallest waterfall on the earth. What country is home to this natural wonder?

From Quiz Niagara, Eh?

Answer: Venezuela

On a trip to Venezuela you can visit Angel Falls. At this location the water plunges an amazing 3,212 ft (979m). They got their name from pilot Jimmy Angel who is falsely credited with finding the falls in 1937. Ernest de Santa Cruz discovered them in 1910, but many waterfalls in the Americas have been named after the first westerner to "find" them.

19. North of Iran, and west of Kazakhstan, is the earth's largest enclosed body of water. Which is it?

From Quiz Great Bodies of Water on Earth

Answer: Caspian Sea

Southern Russia also shares the border on the Caspian Sea, which gets much of its water from the Volga River (the largest river in Europe). Caviar from sturgeon in the Caspian Sea usually fetches a high price.

20. What is the name of the sea that is north of the Bering Strait?

From Quiz Bodies of Water

Answer: Chukchi Sea

The Bering Sea is located below the Bering Strait, the Kara Sea is north of Russia and Baffin Bay is located in northeastern Canada.

21. What bay in Canada could hold the entire state of Texas with room to spare?

From Quiz Bays and Gulfs

Answer: Hudson Bay

Hudson Bay was discovered in 1610 by Henry Hudson, who had been stranded by his mutinous crew. James Bay is an inlet of Hudson Bay. The Bay of Fundy is known for its prominent tides.

22. What is Papua New Guinea's longest river?

From Quiz Waterways of the World

Answer: Sepik

The Sepik, at 600 miles (965 KM) long is in the northern part of Papua New Guinea.

23. This gulf is named after the current name of a famous international port city designated after World War I. The city, formerly called Danzig, is presently in Polish territory. What is the current name of the city (and the gulf)?

From Quiz Engulfed!

Answer: Gdansk

This city was taken from German territory after World War I, partly to punish Germany and partly to give Poland access to the sea.

24. As an average, what ocean is the shallowest?

From Quiz In Depth Geography

Answer: Arctic Ocean

The Arctic ocean has an average depth of 1300 meters. Also it is the ocean with the "smallest" maximum depth, of 5450 meters. The deepest is the Pacific Ocean, with an average depth of 4200 meters.

25. Which gulf is located to the west of the island of Hainan?

From Quiz Hydrosphere

Answer: Gulf of Tonkin

The island of Hainan is an island of China, near Vietnam.

26. This waterfall is the largest in the world when in full flood. It's located In Zambia/Zimbabwe,Africa. What's its name?

From Quiz Waterfalls of the World

Answer: Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls became a World Heritage Site in 1989 for being one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world.

27. This gulf/bay is an arm of the South China Sea, east and north of Vietnam and north and west of Hainan Island, China.

From Quiz Gulfs And Bays All Over the World

Answer: Gulf of Tonkin

The Gulf of Tonkin (or Tongking) is named after the former French protectorate Tonkin. It was the site of reported Vietnamese firing on American ships in 1964 leading to wider American military presence in Vietnam.

28. This sea is the part of the Arctic Ocean north east of Alaska, north west of Canada and west of Banks Islands in the Arctic Archipelago.

From Quiz Seas All Over the World

Answer: Beaufort Sea

Max. depth of the Beaufort Sea is about 15.000 feet. Main port on Alaskan side is Prudhoe Bay.

29. This strait lies between Canada and a Danish territory.

From Quiz Watery Connections

Answer: Davis Strait

The Davis Strait lies between Greenland, pocession of Denmark and Baffin Island, part of Canada's north. It is the 180 miles(290km) wide at the narrowest point. Large numbers of icebergs move through the strait everyday. It was first explored by John Davis in 1587.

30. What large US state has the most lakes?

From Quiz Facts About Water

Answer: Alaska

Alaska has over 3 million lakes out of which only 3,197 are named. The three largest by area are: Iliamna, 1,150 square miles (2,978 km2), Becharof, 458 square miles (1,150 km2) and Teshekpuk. 315 square miles (816 km2). Wisconsin has more than 15,000 lakes and has shores on two of the five great lakes, Superior and Michigan. Naturally these two are the largest lakes in the state, followed by Winnebago, Pepin and Petenwell. Even though Minnesota's nickname is the "Land of 10,000 Lakes", the state has more than 15,000 lakes. The largest lakes are Red Lake (both Upper and Lower), Mille Lacs and Leech. Michigan has over 11,000 lakes, but has more freshwater shoreline than any other state in the US.

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