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That's My Name! Trivia Quiz


Some place names are very obscure, but some locations tell you exactly what you're getting in to. All place names are in English unless otherwise specified.

A multiple-choice quiz by AcrylicInk. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
AcrylicInk
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
400,177
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
9 / 10
Plays
709
Awards
Top 35% Quiz
Last 3 plays: jackseleven (1/10), Guest 8 (7/10), Guest 146 (10/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. This state's name tells you exactly where it is: which nation and which direction. It's a huge place, covering one-third of the entire country. Which state is it? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. The name of this desert means "waterless place" in Mongolian. When translated to English, it is essentially called 'Desert Desert'. What is its name? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Exhibition Road is a street in London that is home to a number of famous museums. Which museum has featured exhibits like Helen Sharman's spacesuit, a Julius totalisator machine, and the Boulton and Watt Rotative Beam Engine? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Inaccessible Island, a member of the Tristan da Cunha island group, is a constituent part of a British overseas territory. It is the result of a long-extinct volcano. Which body of water can it be found in? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Where in the world can you find a village whose one-word name translates to "St Mary's church in the hollow of the white hazel near a rapid whirlpool and the Church of St Tysilio of the red cave" in English? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. The North Pole is just that: the most northerly point on Earth. Is the geographic North Pole the same as the magnetic North Pole?


Question 7 of 10
7. The title of one U.S. state was taken from the name of a local Native American tribe meaning 'near the great hill'; a reference to Great Blue Hill near what is now the state capital. Which American state means 'near the great hill'? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Which continent is also a country when the word 'South' is added to it?

Answer: (One word, a continent)
Question 9 of 10
9. One island nation has been known as the 'land of ice and fire' for its huge glaciers and active volcanoes. According to some records, a Viking settler called Naddodd named the region 'Snowland', but a slightly different name entered the English language in the 13th century and it stuck for over 800 years. What is the island's name? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Film City is a studio complex in Mumbai, India. Which industry is it associated with? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. This state's name tells you exactly where it is: which nation and which direction. It's a huge place, covering one-third of the entire country. Which state is it?

Answer: Western Australia

The whole western third of Australia is appropriately named Western Australia. The north, south, and west sides are surrounded by water, including the Timor Sea and the Indian Ocean. The land to the east forms the Northern Territory and South Australia - also just what they say on the tin!
2. The name of this desert means "waterless place" in Mongolian. When translated to English, it is essentially called 'Desert Desert'. What is its name?

Answer: Gobi Desert

The Mongolian word 'gobi' means 'waterless place' and a 'desert' is defined as a waterless area of land. The name 'Gobi Desert' is a tautology: it says the same thing twice. Make no mistake: this is a dry place to be! It can be found in northern China and southern Mongolia, covering around 1,300,000 square km of Central Asia.
3. Exhibition Road is a street in London that is home to a number of famous museums. Which museum has featured exhibits like Helen Sharman's spacesuit, a Julius totalisator machine, and the Boulton and Watt Rotative Beam Engine?

Answer: Science Museum

All three items have appeared on display in the Science Museum in London - the most logical place for them out of the galleries and museums listed. Helen Sharman was the first British astronaut to go into space. The Julius totalisator machine came from Wembley Greyhound Stadium and calculated the odds of winning for each dog in real time.

The Boulton and Watt Rotative Beam Engine was used in the Soho Manufactory, which made small items like buckles and buttons at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.
4. Inaccessible Island, a member of the Tristan da Cunha island group, is a constituent part of a British overseas territory. It is the result of a long-extinct volcano. Which body of water can it be found in?

Answer: Atlantic Ocean

In 1995, Inaccessible Island became a UNESCO World Heritage site. Its remoteness and geology mean that it's a valuable location for wildlife. The Atlantic island's perimeter is made of towering cliffs, so there have been very few attempts to create human settlements there - and on similar, nearby islands - over the centuries. When it became a heritage site, the tiny island had two endemic birds, eight endemic plants and at least ten endemic invertebrates. Humans have largely left the place alone, so no other animals have been introduced from elsewhere. As a result, UNESCO believes the island has "special conservation significance".

There is also an Inaccessible Island in Antarctica.
5. Where in the world can you find a village whose one-word name translates to "St Mary's church in the hollow of the white hazel near a rapid whirlpool and the Church of St Tysilio of the red cave" in English?

Answer: Wales

The village name Llanfairpwllgwyngyllşgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch was the result of a 19th century publicity stunt. As more railways were being built across the UK, villagers in the Welsh village of Llanfairpwllgwyngyll wanted to find a way to attract more tourists to the town.

In the end, they came up with a 58-letter word to put on their station sign - the longest single-word place name in the UK.
6. The North Pole is just that: the most northerly point on Earth. Is the geographic North Pole the same as the magnetic North Pole?

Answer: No

The geographic North Pole lies at the northern end of the Earth's axis. It is 725km north of Greenland in the Arctic Ocean. Due to its position on the globe, the sun rises during the spring equinox in March and remains in the sky for six months, until it sets during the autumnal equinox in September. As a result, the North Pole has daylight for six months and darkness for the next six months.

The geographic North Pole is different to the magnetic North Pole. The magnetic North Pole is where compass needles point to and its exact position changes over time.
7. The title of one U.S. state was taken from the name of a local Native American tribe meaning 'near the great hill'; a reference to Great Blue Hill near what is now the state capital. Which American state means 'near the great hill'?

Answer: Massachusetts

John Smith was an English colonist who named Massachusetts after the Native American Massachuset tribe. Their name was a reference to the geographical landmark they lived next to. It gained its English name, Great Blue Hill, when European explorers saw the blue hue of the hills from the distant coastline. The hill is part of the Blue Hills Reservation southwest of Boston.
8. Which continent is also a country when the word 'South' is added to it?

Answer: Africa

If you look at a map of Africa, you'll find South Africa at its southernmost tip. The Union of South Africa was formed in 1910 to unite a number of separate colonies in the area. In 1934, it became a nation state within the British Empire and gained independence in 1961.

Other notable places with 'south' in their names are South Korea, South Sudan, and South Carolina.
9. One island nation has been known as the 'land of ice and fire' for its huge glaciers and active volcanoes. According to some records, a Viking settler called Naddodd named the region 'Snowland', but a slightly different name entered the English language in the 13th century and it stuck for over 800 years. What is the island's name?

Answer: Iceland

Iceland is steeped in myths and legends. Some of the earliest records suggest that settlers on the island arrived by accident from Norway when they were blown off course. The first inhabitants apparently called the land 'Snowland', due to its cold climate.

Another story details the life of Flˇki Vilger­arson who settled on the island for a while. He couldn't return home when he had planned to because the fjord was blocked by ice, so he called the region 'Iceland'.
10. Film City is a studio complex in Mumbai, India. Which industry is it associated with?

Answer: Bollywood

What happens in Film City? They film things! The word 'Bollywood' refers to a sector of the Indian film industry - it's a portmanteau of 'Hollywood' and 'Bombay' (a former name for the city now known as Mumbai). Film City is where many Bollywood films were created since the site first opened in 1977.

In 2014, the local tourism board began guided tours of the studio complex so fans could see the plethora of sets used in the thousands of movies that have been filmed there.
Source: Author AcrylicInk

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