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

If you're after a quiz as challenging as a climb, look no further. Time to test your knowledge of the mountains of the world – from Kenya to Kilimanjaro, Altai to Aconcagua...

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1. We all know Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest mountain. But which is the second highest?

Mount Kenya

Stanley

Toubkal

Simien

2. Mount Wycheproof (not pictured) is often touted as the world’s smallest mountain. Where would you find it, exactly?

New Zealand

Papua New Guinea

Canada

Australia

3. In which mountain range would you find this peak?

Altai, in Russia/Asia

Aconcagua, in South America

Aoraki, in New Zealand

Adirondack, in North America

4. When determining mountain height (and the world’s tallest mountains), the figure is usually…

Based on height and altitude

Based on height above sea level

Based on height from base to peak

Honestly, no idea!

5. Do you know which mountain is thought to have the highest altitude?

Cho Oyu

Denali

Everest

Fuji

6. Can you identify this mountain?

Hotaku

Huangshan

Yushan

Kinabalu

7. In which country would you find Mount Damavand?

Iran

Pakistan

Lebanon

Nepal

8. Which of the following is NOT an official classification of mountain type?

Dome

Folded

Volcanic

Spiked

9. Can you identify this famous European mountain?

Grossglockner

Kirkjufell

Matterhorn

Zugspitze

10. Chirripó is Costa Rica’s highest peak. What is its full name?

Cerro (Hill) Chirripó

Hazme (Dome) Chirripó

Pico (Peak) Chirripó

Honestly, no idea!

11. International bodies recognise mountains over 8,000m tall as ‘eight-thousanders’. How many are there?

9

14

19

24

12. Can you identify this Himalayan mountain?

Mera Peak

Pumori

Annapurna

Everest

13. The Karakoram Mountains span several borders (more than listed here). Which of these ISN’T one of them?

India

Afghanistan

Bhutan

China

14. On which Japanese island would you find the famous Mount Fuji?

Naoshima

Kyushu

Ishigaki

Honshu

15. Can you identify this snow-capped European mountain?

Ararat

Blanc

Elbrus

Shkhara

16. How tall is North America’s highest peak, Denali?

4,895m

5,522m

6,190m

7,096m

17. One of these mountains is part of the Rockies range. Which is it, exactly?

Elbert

Grand Teton

Rainier

Whitney

18. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, where would you find the world’s oldest mountain range?

Egypt

South Africa

Germany

Nepal

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