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By US Desk
Fri, 10, 20

The Himalayas. They Himalayas separate the vast Plateau of Tibet from the Indian subcontinent....

1. D

K2 (Mount Goodwin Austen)

K2 is second only to Mount Everest in height.

2. A

Africa

The Atlas Mountains run generally southwest to northeast across Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia.

3. A

America

(4,205m) Hawaii Island - dormant volcano - the tallest mountain in the world when measured from undersea base with a total height of 10,203m (33,476 ft).

4. D

The Himalayas. They Himalayas separate the vast Plateau of Tibet from the Indian subcontinent. Formed by the ongoing collision of India with southern Asia, these mountains continue to rise.

5. B

The Pacific Ring of Fire follows chains of island arcs in the Western Pacific and the western coast of North America and the Andes Mountains, along the Eastern Pacific. The Himalayas are located far from the Pacific coast in Asia.

6. D

At 15,771 feet (4,807 meters), Mont Blanc is the highest mountain in France. It spreads across the border of France and Italy in the French Alps.

7. C

Those famous words were spoken by British climber George Mallory in 1924 when he was asked why he wanted to climb Mount Everest. In August of that year Mallory and his partner Andrew Irvine disappeared on the way to the summit.

8. B

The Ural Mountains; they extend some 1,550 miles (2,500 km) north to south in west-central Russia.

9. B

Tirich Mir, in Pakistan, is the highest peak (25,230 ft [7,690 metres]) in the Hindu Kush mountain system.

10. C

The name of the Karakoram Range is derived from “Kurra-koorrum,” a rendering of the Turkic term for “Black Rock” or “Black Mountain,” which appeared in early 19th-century English writings. The Karakoram Range extends some 300 miles (500 km) from the easternmost extension of Afghanistan in a southeasterly direction along the watershed between Central and South Asia.

11. B

Adam’s Peak is a mountain in southwestern Sri Lanka. Its summit terminates in an oblong platform on which there is a large hollow resembling the print of a human foot that is venerated by Buddhists, Muslims, and Hindus alike, who regard it as the footprint of the Buddha, Adam, and Shiva, respectively.

12. A

The Tian Shan, a great mountain system of Central Asia, takes its name from the Chinese for “Celestial Mountains.” Stretching about 1,500 miles (2,500 km) from west-southwest to east-northeast, it mainly straddles the border between China and Kyrgyzstan.