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The Ultimate Perfect Climates Quiz
by Staff
Countries with perfect climates are almost impossible to find. Have you ever wondered where to find the ultimate perfect climate?

What South American country is known as the 'rooftop of the world'?

  • Peru
  • Bolivia
  • Argentina
  • Uruguay

Which of the following countries is home to 10 percent of the world's plant and animal species?

  • Ecuador
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Costa Rica

What is a 'Short San Juan Summer'?

  • an abbreviated summer season
  • the name given to Argentina's spring season
  • an especially hot period marking the end of spring
  • a brief warm spell experienced in the middle of Argentina's winter

What is the world's highest mountain as measured from the ocean bottom?

  • Mount Kea
  • Mount Loa
  • Mount Everest
  • Mount Moraine

What country is the world's largest producer of wine?

  • Italy
  • France
  • Spain
  • New Zealand

In what country will you find Europe's only active volcanoes?

  • Iceland
  • Austria
  • Italy
  • Spain

In what country was J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings filmed?

  • Ireland
  • New Zealand
  • England
  • Argentina

How many of the world's highest peaks are found in Nepal?

  • 10
  • 8
  • 5
  • 6

Where does the world's longest wildlife migration occur?

  • Mexico
  • Kenya
  • Galapagos
  • Tanzania

Which of the following European countries hosted the world's first Winter Olympics?

  • Italy
  • Switzerland
  • France
  • Germany

Which of the following might force the residents of Shishmaref Inlet in Alaska to move in the near future?

  • overpopulation
  • oil drilling rights
  • fishing quotas
  • global warming

Which of the following is responsible for the range of climates found in Argentina?

  • trade winds
  • global warming
  • monsoons
  • elevation differences

What do scientists estimate might happen to Mount Kilimanjaro within the next two decades?

  • it will erupt
  • its snow cover will melt
  • it will sink into the sea
  • it will be overrun by wildebeests

How much of France's land is under cultivation?

  • one fourth
  • one half
  • two thirds
  • none

Which body of water does NOT border Spain?

  • Bay of Biscay
  • North Atlantic Ocean
  • English Channel
  • Mediterranean Sea

What grouping of islands off the coast of Spain is home to the volcanic peak of Mount Teide?

  • Sardinia
  • Canary Islands
  • Balearic Islands
  • Sicily

In which of the following countries can you find national parks containing glaciers, rainforests and geothermal vents?

  • Tanzania
  • Costa Rica
  • New Zealand
  • Ecuador

In what country can you find both tropical rainforests as well as arctic tundra?

  • United States
  • Spain
  • Nepal
  • Ecuador

The Galapagos are located off the coast of which country?

  • Spain
  • Ecuador
  • New Zealand
  • Argentina

What National Park features both glacial peaks and Amazonian rainforest?

  • Serengeti
  • Madidi
  • Grand Canyon
  • Rakiura