Case Study Italy (Physical Geography)
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Case Study Italy (Physical Geography)

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Italy brings thoughts of a warm Mediterranean country shaped like a boot. In a Quality of Life Index in 2010, Italy was rated 10th best whilst the UK was rated a more lowly 25th - maybe it's all the pizza they eat!

Test how much you know about Italy's physical geography with this quiz.

1.
How can Italy's climate generally be described?
Arid
Mediterranean
Temperate
Tropical
Hot, dry summers and warm, wet winters
2.
The active volcano on Sicily has what name?
Etna
Pinatubo
Santorini
Vesuvius
3.
Which island does not belong to Italy?
Capri
Corsica
Sardinia
Sicily
Corsica is part of France
4.
Which mountain range runs down the center of Italy?
Alps
Apennines
Carpathians
Sierra Nevada
5.
The large northern lowland area is the North Italian what?
Basin
Plain
Strip
Terrace
6.
Which is not an Italian lake?
Lake Como
Lake Constance
Lake Garda
Lake Maggiore
The 'Italian Lakes' region lies just south of the Alps
7.
Vesuvius is an active volcano close to which city?
Milan
Naples
Rome
Turin
8.
Italy's east coast is bordered by which sea?
Adriatic
Black
Mediterranean
Tyrrhenian
9.
Due to its shape, Italy is said to have what?
A head and foot
A heel and toe
A knee and elbow
An ear and nose
The country is shaped like a boot
10.
What is Italy's longest river?
Adige
Arno
Po
Tiber
The Po flows right across the north of the country
Author:  Jan Crompton

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