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The Asian Geography Quiz
by Staff
Asia has an extremely varied geography, from mountains to plains to plateaus. Take this quiz to see how much you know about the world's most populous continent.

Which hemisphere contains all of the Asian continent?

  • Western Hemisphere
  • Eastern Hemisphere
  • Southern Hemisphere

How many time zones are there across the continent of Asia?

  • seven
  • nine
  • 11

Which mountain ranges are considered the boundary between the continents of Asia and Europe?

  • Caucasus and Ural
  • Alps and Andes
  • Aleutian and Chugach

True or false: Asia is the second largest continent on Earth.

  • true
  • false

What is the longest river on the Asian continent?

  • Yellow
  • Yangtze
  • Mekong

What is the largest island within the maritime borders of Asia?

  • Borneo
  • Sumatra
  • Honshu

Which geographical feature separates China from the Indian subcontinent?

  • the Himalayas
  • the Ganges river
  • the Gobi Desert

What is the smallest country within the boundaries of the Asian continent?

  • Bahrain
  • Singapore
  • Maldives

What is the largest desert on the continent of Asia?

  • Gobi Desert
  • Arabian Desert
  • Karakum Desert

What is the name of the northernmost region of Asia?

  • Serbia
  • Siberia
  • Mongolia

Which country has the highest recorded temperature in Asia?

  • Pakistan
  • Israel
  • India

Which two seas border Asia's Caucasus region?

  • Black and Red seas
  • Caspian and Red seas
  • Black and Caspian seas

Which group of Asian islands is referred to as the Spice Islands?

  • Japan
  • Moluccas
  • Philippines

Which ocean does NOT share a coastline with the continent of Asia?

  • Pacific
  • Arctic
  • Atlantic

Which Asian city most recently hosted the Olympics?

  • Beijing
  • Nagano, Japan
  • Seoul, South Korea

True or false: The lowest temperature ever recorded in Asia is minus 90 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 68 degrees Celsius).

  • true
  • false

Which Asian island nation is located off the southeast coast of India?

  • Bangladesh
  • Myanmar
  • Sri Lanka

Which Asian country on the Indochinese Peninsula is landlocked?

  • Cambodia
  • Laos
  • Thailand

Which peak is the highest point on the continent of Asia?

  • K2
  • Mount Everest
  • Denali

What is the population of Asia?

  • 2.2 billion
  • 3.3 billion
  • 4.4 billion

Where is the lowest elevation in Asia?

  • the Dead Sea
  • the Aral Sea
  • the Black Sea

Which Asian country does NOT touch the Arabian Sea?

  • Pakistan
  • Iran
  • Afghanistan

Which Asian desert is located in northern China and southern Mongolia?

  • Karakum Desert
  • Gobi Desert
  • Kyzylkum Desert

Which body of water separates Vietnam and the Philippines?

  • South China Sea
  • Philippine Sea
  • Bay of Bengal

What is the total length of Asia's coastline?

  • 59,000 miles (95,000 kilometers)
  • 39,000 miles
  • 19,000 miles

Where is the westernmost point of mainland Asia?

  • Cape Piai, Malaysia
  • Cape Baba, Turkey
  • Cape Dezhnev, Russia

Which Asian country has the most islands within its maritime borders?

  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Philippines

Which Asian country was once named Siam?

  • Cambodia
  • Thailand
  • Myanmar

True or false: The easternmost point of the Asian continent is 55 miles (89 kilometers) from the westernmost point of the continent of North America.

  • true
  • false

How many of the 10 most populated countries in the world are located in Asia?

  • seven
  • five
  • three