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Southern Hemisphere: Quiz

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Question 1: South America (mostly, south of the ________ mouth in the east and Quito in the west)
Amazon RiverAmazon RainforestPeruBrazil

Question 2: The ________ is native to Australia but has now gone on to be planted in southern Africa and Latin America for pulp production and, increasingly, biofuel uses.
Eucalyptus globulusItalyEucalyptusAcacia

Question 3: Climates in the southern hemisphere overall tend to be slightly milder than those in the Northern Hemisphere except in the Antarctic which is colder than the ________.
ArcticDesertNorth American ArcticSahara

Question 4: Sun-cast shadows turn anticlockwise through the day and ________ have the hours increasing in the anticlockwise direction.
Solar timeTime zoneSundialLongitude

Question 5: The Southern Hemisphere[1] is the half of a planet that is south of the ________—the word hemisphere (from the Greek word σφαιρα (sphere) +ημι(half)) literally means 'half ball'.
Equator1st parallel south1st parallel north5th parallel north

Question 6: ________ (approximately 1/3 of it - from south of Libreville in Gabon in the west to south of Somalia in the east)
Sub-Saharan AfricaAfricaAfrican UnionScramble for Africa

Question 7: Earth's southern hemisphere contains all or parts of four continents (Antarctica, Australia, parts of South America and parts of ________), four oceans (South Atlantic, Indian, South Pacific, and Southern) and most of Oceania.
Scramble for AfricaSub-Saharan AfricaAfrican UnionAfrica

Question 8: ________ (United Kingdom, claimed by Argentina)
AnguillaFalkland IslandsBermudaCayman Islands

Question 9: The only countries that lie entirely within this zone are Uruguay, ________, Swaziland and New Zealand.
LesothoCanadaSouth AfricaSaint Lucia

Question 10: The ________ is oriented towards the galactic centre and this, combined with clearer skies, makes for excellent viewing of the night sky from the southern hemisphere with brighter and more numerous stars.
Roald AmundsenAmundsen-Scott South Pole StationAntarcticaSouth Pole







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