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Verdon Gorge: Quiz


Question 1: Then comes three tunnels: the Tunnel des Baumes, the Tunnel de Trescaïre, and the Tunnel du Baou, which were originally built for ________ projects that were abandoned after World War II.
CoalWind powerPumped-storage hydroelectricityHydroelectricity

Question 2: Because of its proximity to the ________, the canyon is very popular with tourists, who can drive around its rim, rent kayaks or hike.
NiceToulonFrench RivieraProvence

Question 3: The ________ saw what is now Basse Provence being raised and the sea reaching the current location of the Alps, which were themselves erected during the tertiary era.
CretaceousCretaceous–Tertiary extinction eventDinosaurGeologic time scale

Question 4: During the Triassic period, the French region of ________ subsided and was covered by the sea, leaving thick layers of various limestone deposits.

Question 5: As a result of the large scale geological activity resulting from this, many of the ________ limestone deposits fractured, forming relief with valleys and other such features.
JurassicCretaceousDinosaurGeologic time scale

Question 6: The most impressive part lies between the towns of Castellane and Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, where the river has cut a ravine up to 700 metres down through the ________ mass.
Carbonate rockKarst topographyLimestoneSedimentary rock

Question 7: For some distance the Verdon Gorge forms the border between the départements of Var to the south and ________ to the north in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur région.

Question 8: Several million years later, with the arrival of the Jurassic period, the area was covered by a warm shallow sea, which allowed the growth of various ________.
ScleractiniaCoral reefGorgonianCoral

Question 9: The source of the Verdon is close to the col d'Allos hill in the Trois Eveches mountain range, from where it continues, flowing into the ________ river near Vinon-sur-Verdon after traveling 175 kilometres.

Question 10: The Verdon Gorge (in French: Gorges du Verdon or Grand canyon du Verdon), in south-eastern France (________), is a river canyon that is considered by many to be Europe's most beautiful.


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