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Pacific Ocean General Knowledge

Can you answer these general knowledge questions about the Pacific Ocean?
Last updated: December 05, 2017
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What is the name of the area, surrounding the Pacific, that is responsible
for 90% of the world's earthquakes?
Ring of Fire
What is the largest island in the Pacific?
New Guinea
What is the deepest part of the world's oceans?
Mariana Trench
What is the largest city located on the Yangtze river delta?
Shanghai
Of the countries that border the Pacific, which one comes last alphabetically?
Vietnam
What is the least populous country that touches the Pacific?
Nauru
What Alaskan island chain spans a distance of over 1,900 kilometers?
Aleutian Islands
What sea, named for a Dutch explorer, separates New Zealand and Australia?
Tasman Sea
What major Mexican peninsula juts into the Pacific?
Baja California
What is the most populous Russian city on the Pacific?
Vladivostok
What island's native inhabitants are the Rapa Nui?
Easter Island
What country is that island a part of?
Chile
What three major regions of Oceania end in "nesia"?
Melanesia
Micronesia
Polynesia
What line, at roughly 180° of longitude, could be considered
the opposite of the Greenwich Meridian?
International Date Line
What Hawaii volcano is the tallest mountain in the world when measured from
its base on the ocean floor?
Mauna Kea
What country controls the Society Islands, which include Tahiti and Bora Bora?
France
What Japanese island was the site of the deadliest battle in the Pacific theater of WWII?
Okinawa
What sea of the Pacific Ocean borders 10 different countries - with China trying
to claim nearly all of it?
South China Sea
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level 71
Nov 30, 2017
Please accept amnesia ;)
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level 69
Nov 30, 2017
What the heck is amnesia? I´m sure I used to know it, but somehow I forgot ...
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level 72
Dec 1, 2017
loss of memory
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level 20
Jan 4, 2018
Lol
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level 46
Mar 19, 2018
Make sure you don’t have tally marks on your arm... oh, wait, I have some on mine, but I can’t seem to remember how they got there or why I’m writing this. ;)
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level 68
Mar 19, 2018
Is that what happens when you have amnesia and deja vu at the same time?
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level 73
Dec 4, 2017
way too much time! It is not an easy quiz, moderately tough, but 8 minutes is way too generous. good variety of questions.
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level 73
Dec 6, 2017
agreed. I got bored trying to think of the last two and I still had like 4 minutes to go.
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level 74
Mar 19, 2018
It was the right amount for me. I finally remembered the third "nesia" with 45 seconds left. Great quiz for me.
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level 37
Mar 19, 2018
Please accept just California
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level 49
Mar 19, 2018
that is a state in the US, not a part of Mexico.
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level 74
Mar 19, 2018
Baja was accepted for me. Americans often shorten it, but not to California - too confusing, as Paco said, with the US state. (Perhaps it is different in Mexico.)
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level 60
Mar 19, 2018
For some reason I thought the name of the largest island was "Papua" instead of "New Guinea"...
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level 44
Mar 19, 2018
Can you please accept 'Papua' for New Guinea as well :)
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level 49
Mar 19, 2018
Papua itself is a province of Indonesia on the west of the island and the cultural group. New Guinea is the name of the island but could well have been called Papua in the past.
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level 61
Mar 19, 2018
And, of course, Papua is used in the name of the other half of the island that isn't the Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua. I'd suggest it's like Munchen or Den Haag - it's not the English name, but it is something the island is called.
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level 56
Mar 19, 2018
The name of the island is New Guinea. Papua is simply incorrect and is not used in English to refer to the whole island, officially or otherwise. Why do you want an incorrect answer to be acceptable?
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level 45
Mar 19, 2018
The largest island is Borneo. New Guinea is half of that island.
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level 57
Mar 20, 2018
Nope. Borneo is divided between Malaysia, Indonesia, and the small country of Brunei. New Guinea is the name of one of the largest islands in the world, which itself is split between Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.
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level 59
Jul 29, 2018
New Guinea is bigger than Borneo
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level 57
Mar 19, 2018
So you're saying, 786,000 km² = 0.5 * 752,000 km² ? Interesting...
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level 45
Mar 19, 2018
My bad. You're right. Thanks
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level 56
Mar 19, 2018
Please accept Rapa Nui for Easter island, soon will be the only official name of this island! Thanks :)
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level 61
Mar 19, 2018
8 minutes? That is way too much, I was able to do it in two while eating (doing it one handed)!
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level 46
Mar 19, 2018
The island of Australia is much larger than New Guinea. I guess it is not completely in the Pacific?
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level 61
Mar 19, 2018
It's not considered an island
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level 64
Mar 20, 2018
I did so good on this test. I'm so very proud of myself. And I'm cute, too.
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level 40
Mar 20, 2018
accept guinea?
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level 57
Mar 20, 2018
Spelled Vanuatu every way I could think for #5...
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level 69
Mar 21, 2018
Isn't having amnesia and deja vu at the same time "the feeling you've forgotten this before"?
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level 74
Jun 6, 2018
15/20
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