Geographic names questions This is a list of recently added questions about geographic names. Play geographic names quiz and see all the questions. Which sea was considered to be non-navigable?Sargasso Sea. The Atlantic Ocean's Sargasso Sea was named after the Sargassum seaweed, which floats en masse on the surface there. Although it was formerly thought to cover the entirety of the Sargasso Sea, making navigation impossible, it has since been found to occur only in drifts. The historic incidents of sailing ships being trapped there are now considered due to the often calm winds of the horse latitudes.Created by: Lynn Desmondaverage 61% Black SeaBlack Sea1934Red SeaRed Sea1702Yellow SeaYellow Sea1129Sargasso SeaSargasso Sea7663seas riddles » Which large river flows through Rio de Janeiro? ("rio" is Portuguese for "river")None. Portuguese were the Europeans who encountered Guanabara Bay on January 1,1502. They took it for a large river, which they named "Rio de Janeiro" ("January River"). Later it was discovered, that the presumed river was in fact a gulf, but the name remained.Created by: globalquiz.orghard 47% JaneiroJaneiro5310La PlataLa Plata2792CorcovadoCorcovado1064NoneNone8146Age of Discovery riddles » Which country is named "Sak'art'velo" in its own language?Georgian language is written in its own unique writing system, the Georgian script. Certain grammatical similarities with Basque, especially in the case system, have often been pointed out. However, the hypothesis that both languages are related, is generally considered to lack conclusive evidence.Created by: globalquiz.orghard 45% AlbaniaAlbania4044IndonesiaIndonesia3243EstoniaEstonia3460GeorgiaGeorgia8852country names riddles » Which Island has been named after Scotland?New Caledonia. Caledonia is the Latin name given by the Romans to the land in today's Scotland north of their province of Britannia. The island of New Caledonia was named by Captain James Cook on 4 September 1774, as the north-east of the island reminded him of Scotland.Created by: globalquiz.orghard 58% TasmaniaTasmania2149New GuineaNew Guinea1655New CaledoniaNew Caledonia10766New ZealandNew Zealand3755islands riddles » Who discovered New Zealand?Dutchmen. New Zealand was discovered by Dutch capitan Abel Tasman. It is named after the Dutch province of Zealand (near the Belgian border today).Created by: globalquiz.orghard 51% EnglishmenEnglishmen9824DutchmenDutchmen15856FrenchmenFrenchmen1845SpaniardsSpaniards2978geographic discoveries riddles » What does 'Mesopotamia' literally mean?Land between rivers. Since the earliest times, Mesopotamia was known as 'land between rivers' or 'land of rivers' in most of languages. "Mesopotamia" consists of two greek compounds: "Meso" (middle, between, as in Mesoamerica) and "Potamos" (river, as in hippopotamus).Created by: globalquiz.orgvery easy 80% land between riversland between rivers9386middle earthmiddle earth570ancient landancient land605land of the richesland of the riches1105Iraq riddles » Who is the city of St. Louis named after?King of France. Louis IX (1214 – 1270) is the only canonised king of France, mostly due to his support and participation in the crusades. There are many places named after him, including the city of St. Louis, Missouri, and both the state and city of San Luis Potosí in Mexico. Created by: globalquiz.orgaverage 60% early Christian Martyrearly Christian Martyr5361king of Franceking of France16569translator of the Bibletranslator of the Bible1477founder of the Knights Templarfounder of the Knights Templar3914saints riddles » Tristan da Cunha is the most remote inhabited archipelago in the world. Who discovered it?Tristan da Cunha lies in the south Atlantic Ocean, 2,816 kilometers (1,750 mi) from the nearest land, South Afric. In 1816 the United Kingdom formally annexed the islands, to ensure that the French would be unable to use the islands as a base for a rescue operation to free Napoleon Bonaparte from his prison in Saint Helena. Today, the main island has a permanent population of 275.Created by: globalquiz.orghard 50% James CookJames Cook3229Ferdinand MagellanFerdinand Magellan2075Francis DrakeFrancis Drake2117Tristan da CunhaTristan da Cunha7474Atlantic Ocean riddles » After whom is Queen Maud Land in Antarctica named?Norwegian queen. Queen Maud Land was the first part of Antarctica to be sighted. The name was initially applied in January 1930 to the land discovered by Hjalmar Riiser-Larsen and Finn Lützow-Holm during Norvegia expedition of 1929–30. It was named after the Norwegian Queen Maud of Wales, wife of the then-reigning King Haakon VII.Created by: globalquiz.orghard 52% Dutch queenDutch queen5000Norwegian queenNorwegian queen10749Russian queenRussian queen797Mythical queen of the AmazonsMythical queen of the Amazons3769geographical names riddles » Which country other than USA named its capital after the president of the United States?Liberia was created in 1847 by freed slaves from the United States. They established a government modeled on that of the United States and named its capital city Monrovia after James Monroe, a prominent supporter of the colonization.Created by: globalquiz.orghard 42% Solomon IslandsSolomon Islands7203LiberiaLiberia11518SomaliaSomalia3225PanamaPanama5022geography of West Africa riddles » Play geographic names quiz and see all the questions.