THE 49th 49 AROUND THE GLOBE

Canadian Geographic - - ULTIMATE QUIZ -

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TRUE OR FALSE Mon­go­lia, through which more than 2,000 kilo­me­tres of the 49th par­al­lel passes, is the world’s least-densely pop­u­lated coun­try.

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TRUE OR FALSE The 49th par­al­lel south does not pass over any land mass as it crosses the Pa­cific, In­dian and At­lantic oceans. The 49th par­al­lel crosses through this many coun­tries. a) 12 b) 18 c) 31 d) 49

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In the Czech Repub­lic, Slo­vakia and Ukraine, the 49th crosses this ma­jor Euro­pean moun­tain range. a) Eastern Alps b) Cau­ca­sus Moun­tains c) Scan­di­na­vian Moun­tains d) Carpathian Moun­tains

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The 49th crosses the Pa­cific Ocean with­out bi­sect­ing a sin­gle is­land ex­cept for Van­cou­ver Is­land, on its east side, and Rus­sia’s Sakhalin, on its west. Which is­land is big­ger by area? a) Van­cou­ver Is­land b) Sakhalin

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What is the dis­tance of the 49th par­al­lel from the North Pole? (Hint: The northsouth cir­cum­fer­ence of the Earth is 39,931 kilo­me­tres.) a) 2,572 kilo­me­tres b) 4,572 kilo­me­tres c) 6,572 kilo­me­tres d) 8,572 kilo­me­tres

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TRUE OR FALSE About one eighth of Earth’s sur­face lies north of the 49th par­al­lel.

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This coun­try has the long­est share of the 49th par­al­lel af­ter Canada. a) Mon­go­lia c) Ukraine b) Kaza­khstan d) United States

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Stand on the Canada-u.s. border be­tween Al­berta and Saskatchewan, and this coun­try is on the 49th par­al­lel on the ex­act op­po­site side of the Earth. a) China b) Mon­go­lia c) Kaza­khstan d) Ukraine

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Is Paris south or north of 49? a) South b) North

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