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By US Desk
Fri, 10, 20

Which mountain range can boast more than 110 peaks with elevations of 24,000 feet (7,300 meters) or more above sea level?

Majestic mountains

1. Which mountain is 28,251 feet (8,611 meters) high?

A. Mount Everest

B. Mount McKinley

C. Aconcaguaa

D. K2 (Mount Godwin Austen)

2. Which continent hosts the Atlas Mountains?

A. Africa

B. Europe

C. Oceania

D. Asia

3. Mauna Kea is in which country/countries?

A. United States

B. Japan

C. Philippines

D. Indonesia

4. Which mountain range can boast more than 110 peaks with elevations of 24,000 feet (7,300 meters) or more above sea level?

A. The Rocky Mountains

B. The Andes Mountains

C. The Ural Mountains

D. The Himalayas

5. Which mountain range is not part of the Pacific Ring of Fire?

A. The Andes Mountains

B. The Himalayas

C. The Cascades

D. The Sierra Madres

6. The summit of Mont Blanc, Europe’s highest peak, is located in which country?

A. Italy

B. Spain

C. Germany

D. France

7. When asked why he wanted to climb Mount Everest, who said, “because it’s there”?

A. Sir Edmund Hillary

B. Reinhold Messner

C. George Mallory

D. Chris Bonnington

8. Which mountain range marks the traditional physiographic boundary between Europe and Asia?

A. The Kunlun Mountains

B. The Ural Mountains

C. The Altay Mountains

D. The Alps

9. Tirich Mir, in Pakistan, is the highest peak of which mountain system?

A. Arakan Mountains

B. Hindu Kush

C. Pamirs

D. Kunlun Mountains

10. Which Asian mountain range takes its name from a Turkic term meaning “Black Mountain”?

A. Hindu Kush

B. Pir Panjal Range

C. Karakoram Range

D. Patkai Range

11. Which mountain in Sri Lanka is believed by people of different religious faiths to bear the footprint of the Adam, Buddha and Shiva?

A. Mount Kirigalpotta

B. Adam’s Peak

C. Mount Pidurutalagala

D. Mount Knuckles

12. Which mountain system of Central Asia takes its name from the Chinese for “Celestial Mountains”?

A. Tian Shan

B. Kopet-Dag Range

C. Pamirs

D. Himalayas