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Geography of Asia

Test your knowledge about geography of Asia.
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1. Which desert is located between Mongolia and China?
Karakum
Gobi
Kyzylkum
Kalahari
2. Which country is not located on Indochinese Peninsula?
Laos
Bhutan
Malaysia
Vietnam
3. From which country Malaysia gained its independence in 1957?
Portugal
United Kingdom
France
Spain
4. On which Island is the eastern part of Malaysia situated?
Java
Sumatra
New Guinea
Borneo
5. What was the former name of the capital city of Kazakhstan Nur-Sultan?
Bishkek
Ashgabat
Astana
Tashkent
6. Which island nation became independent from Malaysia in 1965?
Brunei
Singapore
East Timor
Papua New Guinea
7. On which island is Tokyo located?
Kyushu
Honshu
Shikoku
Hokkaido
8. What is official language in Israel?
English
Yiddish
Arabic
Hebrew
9. Which city is legally the capital of Israel, although many other countries don't recognize it?
Nazareth
Tel Aviv
Jerusalem
Haifa
10. Which lake began shrinking in the 1960s and had largely dried up by the 2010s?
Caspian Sea
Aral Sea
Lake Baikal
Ladoga
11. Which lake in Asia is the deepest lake in the world?
Urmia
Ladoga
Onega
Baikal lake
12. How many emirates do United Arab Emirates consist of?
7
15
5
10
13. The Dead sea is located on the border of which two countries?
Syria and Lebanon
Jordan and Syria
Israel and Jordan
Lebanon and Israel
14. What is the name of the strait between Asia and North America?
Bering strait
Strait of Magellan
Strait of Hormuz
Bass strait
15. Which is the most sacred river to Hindu people?
Krishna
Indus
Ganges
Brahmaputra
16. What symbols does China have on its flag?
Half moon
Stars
Yin and yang
Sun and moon
17. Which Asian country has the Star of David on its flag?
Lebanon
Jordan
Israel
Syria
18. Not counting Russia, which of the countries of the former USSR is the largest by area?
Turkmenistan
Azerbaijan
Uzbekistan
Kazakhstan
19. What is official language in Iran?
French
Arabic
English
Persian
20. Which country colonized Indonesia?
United Kingdom
Netherlands
France
Spain
21. Supervolcano Lake Toba erupted 74,000 years ago, nearly causing humans to become extinct. Where is it located?
Sri Lanka
Indonesia
Japan
Taiwan
22. On which island is Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, located?
Sumatra
New Guinea
Borneo
Java
23. Where is Krakatoa volcano that erupted in 1883 located?
Philippines
Indonesia
China
Japan
24. What is the most spoken first language in India?
English
Hindi
Bengali
Punjabi
25. Which Indian city was formerly known as Bombay?
Kolkata
Delhi
Mumbai
Hyderabad
26. Kashmir is a disputed territory, now administered by three countries. Which one is not one of them?
India
Pakistan
Afghanistan
China
27. Which sea borders the country of Georgia?
Caspian Sea
Mediterranean Sea
Black Sea
Red Sea
28. What are official languages of Cyprus?
Turkish and English
Cypriot Arabic and Greek
Greek and Turkish
Cypriot Arabic and English
29. What river makes most of the Chinese border with Russia?
Mekong
Lena
Amur
Yellow River
30. What is the main city in Tibet?
Islamabad
Thimphu
Lhasa
Kathmandu
31. Mountain Everest is located on the border between which two countries?
Nepal and India
China and Nepal
Bangladesh and China
India and Bangladesh
32. What is China's largest island?
Shikoku
Kyushu
Hainan
Taiwan
33. What is the longest river of Asia?
Yangtze
Yellow River
Yenisei
Indus
34. What is the informal name of the northeasternmost part of China?
Punjab
Sikkim
Manchuria
Tibet
35. What former Portuguese colony was returned to China in 1999?
Taiwan
Macau
Taipei
Hong Kong
36. Which Asian country is also known as Kampuchea?
Laos
Myanmar
Vietnam
Cambodia
37. Akrotiri and Dhekelia in Cyprus are sovereign base areas of which country?
Lebanon
United Kingdom
Israel
Turkey
38. Whose former colony is Hong Kong?
Spanish
Portuguese
British
French
39. South Ossetia is a de facto independent state claimed in whole by which country?
Armenia
Georgia
Afghanistan
Russia
40. What is the only country that recognizes Northern Cyprus as independent?
Turkey
Israel
Russia
Greece
41. Autonomous Republic of Abkhazia is claimed in whole by which country?
Georgia
Russia
Armenia
Azerbaijan
42. Whose former colony is Macau?
Spanish
French
British
Portuguese
43. Due to the lack of formal recognition Chinese Taipei is the other name for which country?
Thailan
Macau
Taiwan
Hong Kong
44. Which country controlled Cambodia from 1867 until 1953?
Spain
France
Germany
United Kingdom
45. On which island is the country of Brunei located?
Sumatra
Java
Sulawesi
Borneo
46. What animal is depicted on the flag of Bhutan?
Eagle
Elephant
Dragon
Lion
47. From which country Bangladesh gained its independence in 1971?
Pakistan
Myanmar
India
China
48. Much of Bangladesh lies on the delta of which river?
Amur
Ganges
Indus
Yangtze
49. Bahrain is connected by bridge to which country?
Qatar
UAE
Saudi Arabia
Kuwait
50. Which tall mountain in is a national symbol of Armenia?
Karakoram
Caucasus
Pamir
Ararat
51. On which sea is the capital of Azerbaijan located?
Red Sea
Mediterranean Sea
Caspian Sea
Black Sea
52. From which European country Bahrain gained its independence in 1971?
France
Portugal
Spain
United Kingdom
53. In which body of water is Bahrain located?
Red Sea
Gulf of Aden
Gulf of Oman
Persian Gulf
54. Which Asian country is composed of 26 atoll islands?
Maldives
East Timor
Seychelles
Indonesia
55. Which country is not located in the Bay of Bengal?
Myanmar
Laos
Bangladesh
India
56. Famous as excellent mountain climbers most Sherpa people live in the eastern regions of which country?
Pakistan
Nepal
Bhutan
Vietnam
57. What sea is located between North Korea and China?
East China Sea
Yellow Sea
Sea of Okhotsk
South China Sea
58. Which African island was once the capital of Oman and the residence of the Omani monarchs?
Madagascar
Comoros
Socotra
Zanzibar
59. What is the name of strait between Iran and Oman?
Dardanelles Strait
Strait of Hormuz
Malacca Strait
Bab al-Mandab Strait
60. Which country has the largest Muslim population in the world?
Indonesia
Pakistan
Iran
Saudi Arabia
61. Which country was formerly known as East Pakistan?
Bhutan
Bangladesh
Tajikistan
Afghanistan
62. Although Jerusalem is designated as the capital, what is the administrative center of Palestine?
Jenin
Hebron
Ramallah
Jericho
63. Quezon city is the most populous city of which country?
Thailand
Vietnam
Philippines
Indonesia
64. What is the only bordering country with Qatar?
Saudi Arabia
Kuwait
United Arab Emirates
Iraq
65. Two territories are commonly referred to as Palestine today. Which one is not one of them?
Gaza Strip
West Bank
Golan Heights
66. Phuket is the largest island and the major tourst center in which country?
Taiwan
Cambodia
Indonesia
Thailand
67. What is the second-largest ethnic group in Turkey?
Arabs
Kurds
Bosniaks
Albanians
68. What sea connects the Black Sea to the Aegean Sea?
Sea of Azov
Ionian Sea
Sea of Marmara
Tyrrhenian Sea
69. What is the name of the peninsula on which most of Turkey is situated?
Levant
Sinai
Anatolia
Maghreb
70. What sea does not exist?
Red Sea
Green Sea
Yellow Sea
White Sea
6 Comments
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Level 78
Feb 26, 2021
Tokyo is located on the island honshu not hoshu.
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Level 53
Feb 27, 2021
Thanks for that. My mistake.
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Level 76
Feb 26, 2021
The Caucasus also divides Europe and Asia, so you'll probably want to change that question.
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Level 53
Feb 27, 2021
Thanks, you are right. I didn't think about Caucasus.
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Level 62
Nov 29, 2023
Good work. The Muslim population of Pakistan has just about caught up with that of Indonesia (both around 240 million), so you might have to change that one, given the spiralling population of Pakistan!
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Level 53
Nov 29, 2023
Thanks, I changed that. Good job 👍