The Ultimate Perfect Climates Quiz

By: Staff

4 Min Quiz

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

Bolivia is home to both the world's highest capital city, La Paz, and the world's highest lake, Lake Titicaca.

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

Although Ecuador only occupies .02 percent of the world's landmass, it houses 10 percent of its animal and plant species.

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What is a 'Short San Juan Summer'?

Argentina's mid-winter warm spell may last anywhere from three to seven days.

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

When measured from the ocean floor, the 33,465-foot (10,200-meter) Mount Kea in Hawaii is 4,429 feet (1,350 meters) taller than Mount Everest.

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

France's hot and dry southern region is ideal for growing grapes.

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

Italy's Mount Etna, Mount Vesuvius and Stromboli have each erupted within the last hundred years.

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

The rolling pastures, volcanic peaks and lush forests of New Zealand were the perfect backdrop for Tolkien's mythical world.

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

The Himalaya mountain range is home to 8 of the world's 10 highest peaks, including Mount Everest, the tallest.

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Where does the world's longest wildlife migration occur?

Every year, more than a million wildebeest and about 200,000 zebras make their way across Tanzania's Serengeti National Park.

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

France has been chosen to host the Winter Olympics twice more since the first one in 1924.

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

As global temperatures increase, the subsequent rise in sea levels may swallow the Alaskan island.

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

The elevation difference in Argentina is so great that average summer temperatures between the north and the south can differ by as much as 40 degrees F (4.4 degrees C).

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

Temperature rise due to global warming during that time will remove the mountain's snow cap.

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How much of France's land is under cultivation?

Thanks to its hospitable agricultural climate, France is the leading exporter of food in the European Union.

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Which body of water does NOT border Spain?

Bordered by the Bay of Biscay to its north, the Mediterranean in the east and the North Atlantic in the South, Spain's climate is influenced by both ocean and sea breezes.

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

Located on the island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands, Mount Teide gets up to three months of snow a year and is a popular skiing destination.

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

From Abel Tasman National Park and its sandy beaches to Fiordland and its dense forests, New Zealand has a national park for just about every landscape imaginable.

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

The U.S. not only contains tropical beaches in Hawaii and Florida and tundra in Alaska, but also arid deserts in the west and biologically diverse humid forests in the east.

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The Galapagos are located off the coast of which country?

Located approximately 600 miles (960 km) off Ecuador's west coast, the Galapagos are home to a number of unique plant and animal species.

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What National Park features both glacial peaks and Amazonian rainforest?

Nearly 4.7 million acres in size, Madidi National Park in Bolivia is one of the most biologically diverse hotspots on the planet.

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Countries with perfect climates are almost impossible to find. Have you ever wondered where to find the ultimate perfect climate?

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