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# "Criss-cross" around the Globe Quiz

### A journey along parallels and meridians.

A multiple-choice quiz by Mr5. Estimated time: 4 mins.

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Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
101,996
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
6 / 10
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6972
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Question 1 of 10
1. Your journey starts at the North Pole.
You head down the 0 meridian until you reach an important European country. Which of these could you visit in this country?
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Question 2 of 10
2. You leave Europe and turn west following the 50 parallel until you reach the shores of North America. What warm current did you encounter in your way? Hint

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Question 3 of 10
3. So here you are in Canada at 50 degrees northern latitude and 60 degrees western longitude. Very close to your location is the estuary of an important North American river. What river could this be? Hint

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Question 4 of 10
4. From your current location you go down the 60 western meridian, way past the Equator until you get out of the South American continent, back into the Atlantic (40 degrees southern latitude). You passed close to some national capitals but which of them was the closest. Hint

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Question 5 of 10
5. Here you are, isolated in the South Atlantic when you decide to go west again. So you fly over the Pampas, then climb the Andes and then ... the Pacific. The huge ocean looks restless so you don't intend to spend a lot of time over here, but there seems to be a problem, there's no land in sight. Finally you reach the shores of an island nation. Where might you be? (Remember that you followed the 40 south parallel). Hint

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Question 6 of 10
6. Your journey is far from over. The Pacific seems to be calm now so you leave again, this time to the north, along the 177 meridian. Your target is a small island whose name is linked to World War II. Hint

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Question 7 of 10
7. The island you found is situated on the 27 north parallel, which will be your next direction. Going west along it will lead you to one of most important geographical landmarks in Asia. This would be: Hint

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Question 8 of 10
8. You are so impressed by what you have just seen that you decide to follow the same parallel hoping to find other marvelous sights. Your hopes are not in vain because the country in which you arrive is home to two of the seven wonders of Antiquity. Do you know what river flows through this country? Hint

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Question 9 of 10
9. Before you reach your final destination you make a short trip to the Black Sea, following the 30 meridian to the North. Which of the following countries has access to this sea? Hint

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Question 10 of 10
10. As you may have guessed by now, your final destination is the South Pole. In order to get there you'll have to cross the continent of Africa. Which is the most populated city in Africa's north?
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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Your journey starts at the North Pole. You head down the 0 meridian until you reach an important European country. Which of these could you visit in this country?

If you were in France you would visit the Eiffel Tower. If you were in Italy you would probably go to the Colosseum, and if you were in Spain and wanted to see rupestral (engraved on rock) paintings you would go to the Altamira Cave.
But you are in England so it would be a good thing to visit the imposing megalithic construction of Stonehenge.
2. You leave Europe and turn west following the 50 parallel until you reach the shores of North America. What warm current did you encounter in your way?

As you have noticed, you've crossed the Atlantic Ocean. The Labrador Current is in the Atlantic Ocean, but it's a cold current (it carried the iceberg that sunk the Titanic). The Bengula Current is a cold current on the western coast of Africa, while the Kuro Shiwo is near Japan.
3. So here you are in Canada at 50 degrees northern latitude and 60 degrees western longitude. Very close to your location is the estuary of an important North American river. What river could this be?

The tide in the St Lawrence Gulf is very strong, washing away any sediments, making a large estuary.
4. From your current location you go down the 60 western meridian, way past the Equator until you get out of the South American continent, back into the Atlantic (40 degrees southern latitude). You passed close to some national capitals but which of them was the closest.

Buenos Aires - 58 meridian
Caracas - 67 meridian
Brasilia - 47 meridian
San Juan - 66 meridian
5. Here you are, isolated in the South Atlantic when you decide to go west again. So you fly over the Pampas, then climb the Andes and then ... the Pacific. The huge ocean looks restless so you don't intend to spend a lot of time over here, but there seems to be a problem, there's no land in sight. Finally you reach the shores of an island nation. Where might you be? (Remember that you followed the 40 south parallel).

Easter Island - 18 south parallel
Papua New-Guinee 1-10 south parallel
Fiji 20-25 south parallel
6. Your journey is far from over. The Pacific seems to be calm now so you leave again, this time to the north, along the 177 meridian. Your target is a small island whose name is linked to World War II.

Midway will forever be remembered for a great World War II battle. It took place in early June 1942, and it was a turning point for the course of the war as the American fleet managed to defeat the Japanese one.
7. The island you found is situated on the 27 north parallel, which will be your next direction. Going west along it will lead you to one of most important geographical landmarks in Asia. This would be:

This is a revelation indeed: the highest altitude on Earth is found on the 27 North parallel.
8. You are so impressed by what you have just seen that you decide to follow the same parallel hoping to find other marvelous sights. Your hopes are not in vain because the country in which you arrive is home to two of the seven wonders of Antiquity. Do you know what river flows through this country?

The Nile gives life to Egypt, where one of the oldest civilisations in the world developed. The two wonders mentioned are the Pyramids and the Lighthouse of Alexandria (which doesn't exist anymore).
9. Before you reach your final destination you make a short trip to the Black Sea, following the 30 meridian to the North. Which of the following countries has access to this sea?