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GK Quiz on Lakes in the World

Lakes are fascinating natural features that offer incredible biodiversity, scenic beauty, and numerous recreational opportunities. They are found in various shapes and sizes around the world, each with its unique characteristics and ecological importance. Here’s a fun and educational quiz to test your knowledge about some of the most famous lakes on our planet. See how many you can answer correctly!

GK Quiz on Lakes in the World

Lakes are fascinating natural features found around the world, each with unique characteristics and histories. This General Knowledge Quiz on Lakes in the World will test your knowledge about some of the most famous and interesting lakes, their locations, and their significance. Dive in and see how much you know!

Q1. Which lake is the largest by surface area in the world?

a) Lake Superior

b) Caspian Sea

c) Lake Victoria

d) Lake Michigan

S1. Ans. (b)

Sol. Caspian Sea is the largest lake in the world in terms of surface area. It covers an area of 370,886 square kilometers. Basin countries of the Caspian sea are Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Turkmenistan. Lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake.

Q2. Which lake is located in Africa and is the largest tropical lake in the world?

a) Lake Tanganyika

b) Lake Malawi

c) Lake Victoria

d) Lake Turkana

S2. Ans. (c)

Sol. Lake Victoria is one of the African Great Lakes. With a surface area of approximately 59,947 km2 (23,146 sq mi), Lake Victoria is Africa’s largest lake by area, the world’s largest tropical lake, and the world’s second-largest fresh water lake by surface area after Lake Superior in North America.

Q3. Which lake is the deepest lake in the world?

a) Lake Baikal

b) Lake Tahoe

c) Lake Victoria

d) Lake Superior

S3. Ans. (a)

Sol. Situated in south-east Siberia, the 3.15-million-ha Lake Baikal is the oldest (25 million years) and deepest (1,700 m) lake in the world.

Q4. Which lake is the largest in Australia?

a) Lake Eyre

b) Lake Victoria

c) Lake Taupo

d) Lake Argyle

S4. Ans. (a)

Sol. LAKE EYRE (Kati Thanda) is one of the world’s largest salt lakes and Australia’s largest inland lake, comprised of 400 million tonnes of salt. It is the lowest point of Australia (15m below sea level).

Q5. Famous for its pink flamingos, Lake Nakuru is located in which country?

a) Canada

b) Kenya

c) Russia

d) Brazil

S5. Ans. (a)

Sol. Lake Nakuru, lake in west-central Kenya. It is one of the saline lakes of the lake system lying in the Great Rift Valley of eastern Africa. Primarily known for its many species of birds, including vast numbers of pink flamingos, Lake Nakuru also has waterbucks, impalas, and hippopotamuses.

Q6. Which lake has an extremely high salt content?

a) Great Salt Lake

b) Lake Chad

c) Dead Sea

d) Lake Titicaca

S6. Ans. (a)

Sol. Explanation: Located in Utah, USA, the Great Salt Lake also boasts a high salt content. However, its salinity varies depending on the season and location within the lake, ranging from 5% to 27%. While still very salty, it’s not quite as extreme as the Dead Sea.

Q7. Which is the biggest lake of India by area?

a) Wular Lake

b) Sambhar Salt Lake

c) Vembanad Lake

d) Loktak Lake

S7. Ans. (c)

Sol. As the longest and the biggest lake in India, Vembanad spans several districts and is framed as one of the most prominent backwater destinations in India. Spread across an area of 2033 sq. km, Vembanad is 39 ft. deep and 96.5 km long which makes it the longest lake in India.

Q8. Where is Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake globally, situated?

a) Bolivia and Peru

b) Argentina and Chile

c) Canada and the United States

d) Russia and Mongolia

S8. Ans. (a)

Sol. Lake Titicaca is the largest freshwater lake in South America and the highest of the world’s large lakes. Titicaca is one of less than twenty ancient lakes on earth, and is thought to be three million years old. Lake Titicaca sits 3 810 m above sea level and is situated between Peru to the west and Bolivia to the east.

Q9. Which lake in Manipur, India, is distinguished by its floating islands of vegetation?

a) Chilika Lake

b) Loktak Lake

c) Dal Lake

d) Punnamada Lake

S9. Ans. (b)

Sol. The most unique thing about Loktak Lake is the floating phumdi. Phumdis are the organic masses composed of vegetation, soil, and decaying matter. Some of these floating islands are big enough to support houses and shops. Keibul Lamjao National Park is the only floating national park in the world.

Q10. Nicknamed “The Finger Lakes,” this chain of long, narrow lakes is located in:

a) Massachusetts

b) Vermont

c) Maine

d) New York

S10. Ans. (d)

Sol. The Finger Lakes are a group of eleven long, narrow, roughly north–south lakes located directly south of Lake Ontario in an area called the Finger Lakes region in New York, in the United States.

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