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We're Heading North Trivia Quiz

We're on a journey north. But where exactly are we? Can you match the northern area to the country it belongs to?

A matching quiz by AcrylicInk. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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3 mins
Match Quiz
Quiz #
Dec 03 21
# Qns
Very Easy
Avg Score
9 / 10
Top 20% Quiz
Last 3 plays: Guest 94 (8/10), XBLTrivia (5/10), Guest 49 (8/10).
(a) Drag-and-drop from the right to the left, or (b) click on a right side answer box and then on a left side box to move it.
1. Cumbria  
2. Cagayan Valley  
3. Hokkaido  
4. Minnesota  
5. Limpopo  
  South Africa
6. Schleswig-Holstein  
7. Rangpur Division  
8. Northern Territory  
9. Arica y Parinacota Region  
10. Lombardy  
  The Philippines

Select each answer

1. Cumbria
2. Cagayan Valley
3. Hokkaido
4. Minnesota
5. Limpopo
6. Schleswig-Holstein
7. Rangpur Division
8. Northern Territory
9. Arica y Parinacota Region
10. Lombardy

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Cumbria

Answer: England

The county of Cumbria is home to the Lake District and England's highest peak, Scafell Pike. At 978 metres, it's a tricky climb, but rewards visitors with fantastic views of the Cumbrian countryside. Another way to experience the views of the Lake District is by driving along Hardkott Pass, a minor road between the Duddon Valley and Eskdale that twists and turns between a series of hills.

It's not a road for the faint-hearted!
2. Cagayan Valley

Answer: The Philippines

Cagayan Valley is a region in the north of the Philippines. Most of the region is on the island of Luzon, but it also includes some smaller islands in the far north of the country. The Cagayan River gave its name to the region and flows through the centre of it, emptying out into the Luzon strait. Cagayan Valley has numerous old churches and the Cape Engano Lighthouse, which was built on Palaui Island during the Spanish occupation.
3. Hokkaido

Answer: Japan

Hokkaido is the northernmost main island in Japan. It is much less densely populated than Honshu (where Tokyo is located) and is covered in wilderness, making the area great for hiking and cycling. It's not all wild, though. The cities of Sapporo, Hakodate, and Asahikawa are on the island of Hokkaido.
4. Minnesota

Answer: USA

Minnesota is a US state on the country's northern border with Canada. Other northern states include Washington, North Dakota, and Maine. None of them are as far north as Alaska, however, which is separated from Washington state by British Columbia. Minnesota has been nicknamed "Land of 10,000 Lakes", the largest of which is Lake Superior. Lake Superior is also within Wisconsin and Michigan in the USA and Ontario in Canada.
5. Limpopo

Answer: South Africa

The South African province of Limpopo is in the north of the country and has a number of nature reserves. Kruger National Park was established in 1898 and is home to a vast array of indigenous animals. As well as Africa's "big five" (lions, leopards, buffalo, rhinos, and elephants), there are over 500 species of bird and over 100 species of reptile living in the park, which covers an area the same size as Wales.
6. Schleswig-Holstein

Answer: Germany

Schleswig-Holstein is a German state which borders Denmark. Historically, the area has switched hands numerous times - not always amicably. Schleswig became a dukedom in the 12th century with political links to Denmark. Holstein was a duchy with political associations with the Holy Roman Empire. In the 19th century, the two areas joined together and became part of the German Confederation. Then a war was fought and the area came under the control of Denmark. Prussia and Austria fought to claim it back, and once they had, they argued over which of them should actually take control of it in the end (Prussia won).

After World War I, the population of Schleswig-Holstein voted on whether they wanted to be part of Denmark or Germany. The vote meant that the northern part returned to Denmark and the southern part remained in Germany. After World War II, the two areas were once again joined together and became part of the Federal Republic of Germany. That border remained stable for the rest of the 20th century. Phew!
7. Rangpur Division

Answer: Bangladesh

Bangladesh is almost completely enveloped by India and most of Rangpur Division's perimeter borders it. The division was created in 2010 and was named after the city of Rangpur, which is roughly in the centre of it. The city sits on the Ghaghat River and the area around it is a large alluvial plain.
8. Northern Territory

Answer: Australia

The Arafura Sea, the Timor Sea and the Gulf of Carpentaria all wash up on the shores of Australia's Northern Territory. Further inland, the Northern Territory is home to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Uluru (also known as Ayer's Rock) is a sacred Aboriginal site and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The sandstone rock is a magnificent sight and appears to change colour at different times of the day. Uluru is around 550 million years old and 348 metres high, with a 9.4km walk around the base, which can be trekked on a camel.
9. Arica y Parinacota Region

Answer: Chile

Arica y Parinacota is the northernmost region in Chile. It borders Peru to the north and Bolivia to the east. Despite the fact that the city of Arica lies on the coast of the Pacific Ocean, it is one of the driest cities on Earth. Annually, it receives 0.8mm of rain, which is 75 times less than the average rainfall in Death Valley, California.

Parinacota is a 6342m high volcano on the border of Chile and Bolivia that, according to NASA, is "potentially active". Its geology and local indigenous stories suggest that it erupted between 1000 and 2000 years ago.
10. Lombardy

Answer: Italy

The big Italian cities in Lombardy are Milan - the region's capital - and Bergamo. One of the big sights to see in Milan is its impressive cathedral. It's no wonder it took six centuries to complete: it has huge stained-glass windows, 135 spires, and 3400 statues.
Source: Author AcrylicInk

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