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  • QUESTIONS

    1. What is the highest mountain in Africa?
    2. Which mountains form the backbone of South America?
    3. Where would you go to look for the Abominable Snowman?
    4. Who wrote High Adventure, about a spectacular mountain climb?
    5. On which mountain is it said that Noah's Ark came to rest?
    6. They were once known as the 'mountains of the moon' and thought to be the source of the Nile. Their name means 'Rainmaker'; what are they?
    7. In which country is Tongriro National Park with its three volcanoes, including Mt. Ruapahu?
    8. What is the second highest mountain in the world?
    9. What was the nationality of the party of climbers who scaled the world's second highest mountain in 1954?
    10. The official country retreat of the President of the United States, Cmp David, is in which mountains?
    11. Which mountain range divides France and Spain?
    12. What is Britain's highest mountain?
    13. In which country are the Drakensberg mountains?
    14. Name the highest mountain in the Alps.
    15. Who was with Edmund Hillary when he reached the summit of Everest in 1953?
    16. How do the Dolomites get their name?
    17. Which mountain, on the island of Honshy, was revered by the Japanese for centuries?
    18. Name the active volcano that stands above the Bay of Naples?
    19. The highest mountain in North America is in Alaska. What is it called?
    20. Which ancient civilization was nurtured in the Andes?
    21. The world's third highest mountain is Kanchenjunga. What nationality were the climbers who first reached the mountain's summit in 1955?
    22. Which mountains stretch from northern Canada to the southern United States?
    23. How does Cotopaxi in the Andes of Ecuador earn its place in the record books?
    24. How did climbers George Leigh Mallory and Andrew Irving find a place in mountaineering history?
    25. Name the mountain named in the Bible on which Moses was given the Ten Commandments.

    ANSWERS

    1. Mt. Kilimanjaro
    2. Andes
    3. The Himalayas
    4. Sir Edmund Hillary
    5. Mt. Ararat
    6. Ruwenzori
    7. New Zealand
    8. K2
    9. Italian
    10. Appalachians
    11. Pyrenees
    12. Ben Nevis
    13. South Africa
    14. Mont Blanc
    15. Sherpa Tenzing Norgay
    16. From the rock which they are composed
    17. Mt. Fuji
    18. Vesuvius
    19. Mt. McKinley
    20. Incas
    21. British
    22. Rocky Mountains
    23. The highest active volcano
    24. They disappeared during an Everest climb in 1924; some people think they reached the summit
    25. Mt. Sinai
  • QUESTIONS

    1. Which city was said to have been founded by Romulus and Remus ?
    2. Name the race of warrior women, famed for their exploits in the Trojan war and ruled by a queen ?
    3. The Muses were the goddesses of poetry and song. How many Muses were there ?
    4. Poseidon was the Greek god of the sea. What did the Romans call him ?
    5. Orpheus went down to Hades to rescue his wife. What was her name ?
    6. What is the usual occupation of the leprechaun of Irish Legend ?
    7. Where did the Greek Gods live ?
    8. Who led the Argonauts in search of the golden fleece ?
    9. Which Arabian princess saved her life by telling stories for 1001 nights ?
    10. What nationality was the legendary hero William Tell, who shot an apple from his son's head ?
    11. Which Roman god gave his name to the month of January ?
    12. Which hero killed the Gorgon, Medusa ?
    13. How did the German maiden called Lorelei lure sailors on the River Rhine to their death ?
    14. The beauty of a woman, the daughter of Zeus, led to a war between Greece and Troy, so her face was said to have 'launched a thousand ships'. What was her name ?
    15.  The Greek forces besieged Troy for 10 years before they devised a plan to smuggle soldiers into the city. How was this accomplished ?
    16. What was the name of the one-eyed giant of Greek mythology ?
    17. How was the sword of Damocles suspended ?
    18. What happens to those who kiss the Blarney Stone in Ireland ?
    19. Tales of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table have been popular since the Middle Ages. Which musical film, starring Richard Harris, told the story of Arthur and his court ?
    20. Who was the ancient Egyptian god of the sun ?
    21. Which character in Greek mythology died when he flew to close to the sun and melted his wings ?
    22. The Greeks called the goddess of the hunt Artemis. What was the Roman name for this goddess ?
    23. Which hero did Ariadne, the daughter of the great King Minos, help to escape from the Labyrinth ?
    24. In ancient Greek mythology, who was the famous winged male messanger who served all gods ?
    25. In the film Robin and Marian (1976) Audrey Hepburn played an elderly Maid Marian. Which male film star played opposite her as Robin Hood ?

     

    ANSWERS

    1. Rome
    2. Amazons
    3. Nine
    4. Neptune
    5. Eurydice
    6. Shoemaker
    7. Olympus
    8. Jason
    9. Sharazad  (Shéhérazade)
    10. Swiss
    11. Janus
    12. Perseus
    13. She sat on a rock combing her hair and singing
    14. Helen
    15. They hid inside a wooden horse
    16. Cyclops
    17. By a single hair
    18. They acquire the 'gift of the gab'
    19. Camelot
    20. Ra
    21. Icarus
    22. Diana
    23. Theseus
    24. Hermes
    25. Sean Connery