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