Mountain Ranges Quiz
They are some of the most significant features on the face of the planet. They form boundaries between countries and continents and have terrified and fascinated people for centuries. How much do you know about the world’s mountain ranges? Find out with our 10 pub quiz style trivia questions:
1. Which of the following is the longest mountain range in Europe?
The Ural Mountains run for 2,500 km through Russia and are regarded as form the geographic boundary between Europe and Asia.
2. In which country would you find the Southern Alps mountain range?
Also known locally as Kā Tiritiri o te Moana, the Southern Alps is a mountain range which runs most of the length of the South Island in New Zealand.
3. Which mountain range runs for roughly 2,400 km up the east coast of the United States?
The Appalachian Mountains are home to the world's longest hiking only trail, the Appalachian Trail or A.T.
4. On which continent would you find the Great Dividing Range?
The Great Dividing Range runs up the eastern coast of Australia, and yes, Australia is a continent as well as being a country.
5. Which mountain range contains the world's highest volcanoes?
At 6,961 m, Ojos del Salado on the border between Argentina and Chile, is the highest active volcano in the world.
6. In which of the following countries will you find the Drakensberg?
The Drakensberg, found in South Africa and Lesotho, form the eastern part of the Great Escarpment and reaches heights of 2,000 to 3,482 m.
7. Which mountain range stretches in a 1,500 km arc from the Czech Republic in the northwest to Romania in the southeast?
The Carpathians are famous for hot water springs and thermal baths and have the highest number of bears and lynxes in Europe
8. Which mountain range separates the Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts of North Africa from the Sahara Desert?
The Atlas Mountains stretch for roughly 2,500 km along the North African coast from Morocco, through Algeria to Tunisia.
9. In terms of length, how do the Himalayas compare against other mountain ranges?
Although the Himalayas have the highest mountain in the world, they are not the longest range of mountains by a good margin.
10. Which mountain range forms the spine of Italy?
The Apennine Mountains start at the Ligurian Alps in the north and end at Reggio di Calabria on the southern tip of Italy.
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