10 most difficult geography of North America riddles A list of ten (out of 31) geography of North America related questions that are the most often answered incorrectly Geography of North America quiz What is the longest river in the United States?Missouri. The Missouri River is the longest river in North America. Having 2,341 mi (3,768 km), it is longer than the Mississippi (2,202 mi 3,544 km). When combined with the lower Mississippi River, it forms the world's third longest river system, after the Nile and Amazon.very hard 23% MississippiMississippi61%MissouriMissouri23%YukonYukon8%Rio GrandeRio Grande6%Created by: Shankar Kumar. Statistics based on 4261 answers in 4 languages »rivers of North America riddles » What is the third longest river of the North America? (after Mississippi and Missouri)Yukon, having 1,979 mi (3,185 km), is just 223 miles shorter than Mississippi. Despite its length, there are only four vehicles-carrying bridges across the river.very hard 30% Rio GrandeRio Grande23%YukonYukon30%ColoradoColorado42%ArkansasArkansas3%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 8249 answers in 2 languages »geography of the United States riddles » Why is White Sands Desert in New Mexico so purely white?It is gypsum. White Sands, having 442 total square kilometers of dune fields, is the world's largest surface deposit of gypsum. Unlike other desert sands, it is cool to the touch, due to the high rate of evaporation of surface moisture and the fact that the sands reflect, rather than absorb, the sun's rays.very hard 31% it is gypsumit is gypsum31%it is very fine grained sandit is very fine grained sand10%it iswhite quartzit iswhite quartz35%it is an optical illusionit is an optical illusion22%Created by: Debbie Fox. Statistics based on 10661 answers in 4 languages »soil riddles » Who was the first to navigate the Northwest Passage? (sea route connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans)Roald Amundsen. In a three year journey between 1903 and 1906, Amundsen explored the passage with a crew of no more than six, in the converted 47-ton herring boat Gjøa. Spending winters with ship trapped in ice, he learned from the local Netsilik people about Arctic survival skills that would later prove useful. For example, he learned to use sled dogs and to wear animal skins in lieu of heavy, woolen parkas. Amundsen later led the expeditions to discover the South Pole (1911) and the North Pole (1926).very hard 34% James CookJames Cook23%Vitus BeringVitus Bering28%Roald AmundsenRoald Amundsen34%No one yetNo one yet14%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 7976 answers in 4 languages »geography of Canada riddles » Which volcano is known as being one of the most active, but at the same one of the least violent in the world?Kīlauea, Hawaii. Kīlauea is one of the most active volcanoes on the planet and an invaluable resource for volcanologists who are able to study it up close due to its exclusively non-violent effusive activity. Kīlauea lacks a distinct peak and lies close to Mauna Loa.very hard 36% Mt Etna, ItalyMt Etna, Italy22%Kīlauea, HawaiiKīlauea, Hawaii36%Eyjafjallajökull, IcelandEyjafjallajökull, Iceland33%Mt Pinatubo, PhilippinesMt Pinatubo, Philippines7%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 6583 answers in 4 languages »Hawaii riddles » What is the largest tribal grouping of Native Americans in the United States?Cherokee. According to the 2000 census, 281,069 U.S. citizens self-identify as Cherokee. These numbers are closely followed by Navajo (269,202). Other tribal groups are considerably smaller, only Sioux (108,272) and Chippewa (105,907) exceed 100,000.very hard 37% CherokeeCherokee37%ApacheApache33%SiouxSioux22%CreekCreek5%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 7233 answers in 2 languages »peoples riddles » The city of Vancouver in Canada has hosted the XXI Olympic Winter Games. What is the daily mean air temperature in February in Vancouver?40.8°F (+4.9°C). Vancouver is one of Canada's warmest cities. The city has a moderate oceanic climate. On average, there are only eleven days of snowfall per year.very hard 38% 29.8°F (-1,2°C)29.8°F (-1,2°C)9%27.3°F (-2,6°C)27.3°F (-2,6°C)23%25.3°F (-3.7°C)25.3°F (-3.7°C)29%40.8°F (+4.9°C)40.8°F (+4.9°C)38%Created by: KYRTAPS. Statistics based on 7558 answers in 2 languages »Canada riddles » Where is the famous Malibu Beach?Los Angeles. Malibu is a 21-mile beach community in Los Angeles County, California. It has nothing in common with the Malibu Rum, the city name is derived from "humaliwo", meaning "the surf sounds loudly" in the language of the Chumash, Native American tribe.very hard 39% BarbadosBarbados7%CubaCuba7%FloridaFlorida45%Los AngelesLos Angeles39%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 12678 answers in 2 languages »geographic names riddles » Which of the following North American rivers has the lowest discharge?Rio Grande is the fourth or fifth longest river system in North America, but it flows through arid and desert regions. The average discharge is just 82 m³/s (St Lawrence: 10100, Yukon: 6200, Colorado: 1200). It is also very variable, occasionally rising to over 10000 m³/s or dropping to 1 m³/s. During portions of 2001 and 2002 the mouth of the Rio Grande was blocked by a sandbar. very hard 39% Rio GrandeRio Grande39%St LawrenceSt Lawrence23%YukonYukon19%ColoradoColorado18%Created by: Riho Ishii. Statistics based on 10820 answers in 2 languages »geography of Mexico riddles » Where is the famous Cave of the Crystals?In Mexico. The cave near Naica, Mexico, was discovered in 2000 by miners. At that time, it was completely submerged. Today, the cave is accessible because the mining company's pumping operations keep it clear of water. Unfortunately, the crystals deteriorate in air, and soon may be lost.hard 40% in Switzerlandin Switzerland15%in USAin USA12%in Mexicoin Mexico40%in South Africain South Africa30%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 10183 answers in 4 languages »Mexico riddles » Play geography of North America quiz and see all the questions.