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Strait of Gibraltar: Quiz


Question 1: The small British enclave of the city of ________ presents a third cultural group found in the straits.
Turks and Caicos IslandsGibraltarSaint HelenaCayman Islands

Question 2: Europe and Africa are separated by 7.7 ________ (14.24 km) of ocean at the strait's narrowest point.
Nautical mileYardLatitudeKnot (unit)

Question 3: They can sometimes be traced for as much as 100 kilometres (62 mi), and sometimes create ________ with refracted waves.
Interference (wave propagation)Introduction to quantum mechanicsSchrödinger equationQuantum mechanics

Question 4: Evidence of the first human habitation of the area by ________ dates back to 125,000 years ago.
Homo heidelbergensisNeanderthalHuman evolutionHomo floresiensis

Question 5: The Mediterranean outflow water layer can be traced for thousands of ________ west of the strait, before completely losing its identity.

Question 6: The Strait is an important shipping route from the Mediterranean to the ________.
Indian OceanPacific OceanAtlantic OceanArctic Ocean

Question 7: Some studies have proposed the possibility of erecting ________ generating stations within the straits, to be powered from the predictable flow of current at the straits.
Tidal powerOcean thermal energy conversionWave powerMarine energy

Question 8: In December 2003, Spain and Morocco agreed to explore the construction of an undersea rail ________ to connect their rail systems across the Strait.
TunnelLondonUnited KingdomInfrastructure

Question 9: There are ferries that operate between Spain and Morocco across the strait, as well as between Spain and ________ and Gibraltar to Tangier.
PortugalMelillaCeutaMascarene Islands

Question 10: The Strait of Gibraltar (Arabic: مضيق جبل طارق, Spanish: Estrecho de Gibraltar) is a narrow strait that connects the ________ to the Mediterranean Sea and separates Spain from Morocco.
Pacific OceanArctic OceanIndian OceanAtlantic Ocean


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