Geography: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Case Study Italy (Physical Geography) (Questions)

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