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Macaronesia: Quiz


Question 1: The Portuguese archipelagos of the ________ and Madeira have a generally cooler climate and higher rainfall than the Canaries and Cape Verde.
Akrotiri and DhekeliaSaint HelenaAzoresMadagascar

Question 2: Savage Islands (________), administratively part of the Madeira Autonomous Region
PortugalSpainEast TimorGreece

Question 3: ________, including Desertas Islands (Portugal)
AzoresSaint HelenaMadeiraMadagascar

Question 4: The ________ genus Macaroeris is named after Macaronesia.
Tangle web spiderJumping spiderDipluridaeTarantula

Question 5: These forests resemble the ancient forests that covered the ________ basin and northwestern Africa before cooling and drying of the ice ages.
Mediterranean SeaAtlantic OceanIndian OceanPacific Ocean

Question 6: Macaronesia is a modern collective name for several groups of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean near Europe and North Africa belonging to three countries: Portugal, Spain, and ________.
Guinea-BissauCape VerdeAngolaMozambique

Question 7: The ________ of the Macaronesian islands ranges from subtropical to tropical.
ClimateRainPrecipitation (meteorology)Meteorology

Question 8: The name (which is often misspelt 'Macronesia') comes from the Greek for "islands of the fortunate" μακάρων νῆσοι makárōn nêsoi, a term used by ________ geographers for islands to the west of the Straits of Gibraltar.
Aeolic GreekAncient GreekDoric GreekAttic Greek


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