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Quiz: How well do you know the world's lakes?

Know much about the Great Lakes or the Lake District? Think you're an expert on the lakes of the world? Dip into this quiz to find out how much you really know...

Lake Victoria (Shutterstock)

1. Which of these four lakes has the largest surface area?

Superior, North America

Baikal, Russia

Victoria, Africa

Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan

2. Which of these is NOT the name of a lake in the Lake District?

Thirlmere

Windermere

Buttermere

Ullsmere

3. Speaking of the Lake District, which county is it in?

Northumberland

Lancashire

Cumbria

North Yorkshire

4. Which of these African countries does Lake Victoria NOT pass into?

Uganda

Kenya

Tanzania

Ethiopia

5. How far is Scotland's famous Loch Ness from the city of Inverness?

About 12km

About 23km

About 40km

About 58km

6. Can you identify this eye-catching salt lake?

Laguna Colorada, Bolivia

Laguna Rosa, Spain

Great Salt Lake, USA

Lake Retba, Senegal

7. Where in the world would you find Lake Sevan?

Uzbekistan

Armenia

Jordan

Morocco

8. This neon green lake is often called the Devil’s Bath. What’s its real name?

Wai-o-tapu, New Zealand

Danakil Depression, Ethiopia

Chaohu, China

This isn’t real. It’s made-up

9. What type of lake is the Dead Sea? (Yep, it’s a lake…)

Salt lake

Freshwater lake

Lava lake

Honestly, no idea

10. Can you name the lake surrounding the ‘floating’ Uros Islands?

Argentino

Qinghai

Titicaca

Atitlán

11. Can you identify this famous European lake from this photo?

Maggiore

Ohrid

Como

Bled

12. In which country would you find the freshwater lake Tonlé Sap?

Laos

Cambodia

Thailand

Vietnam

13. What colour is Lake Hillier, located in Western Australia?

Pink

Orange

Green

Blue

14. Only one of these lakes is safe to take a dip in. Do you know which it is?

Natron, Tanzania

The Boiling 'Lake' of Dominica

Nyos, Cameroon

Yalpuh, Ukraine

15. The European island country of Malta has no permanent lakes. True or false?

True, Malta has no lakes

False, Malta has one lake

False, Malta has two lakes

Honestly, no idea

16. There are five interconnected lakes in North America called the ‘Great Lakes’. Which of these isn’t one of them?

Michigan

Erie

Tahoe

Ontario

17. Finally, Lake Vostok is...

A glacial lake in the Arctic Circle

Believed to be Antarctica’s largest subglacial lake

A small lake near the city of Vladivostok, Russia

Totally made-up. Nice try!

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