Microsoft Rewards Bing Mountains Quiz Questions With Answers:
1: What is the second-highest mountain in the world after Everest?
At 28,251 feet, K2 is the second-highest mountain in the world behind Mount Everest (29,035 feet) but is hardly a distant second. K2 is widely regarded as a more difficult and dangerous climb than Everest. Located in the Karakoram range of Central Asia, it has never been climbed in winter due to the imminent dangers of snow and ice. K2 has also never been climbed from its daunting east face.
The correct answer is K2.
2: Who was one of the first two men to climb Mount Everest?
A Andrew Irvine
B Sir Edmund Hillary
C George Leigh Mallory
New Zealander Hillary and Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers to reach the summit on May 29, 1953. English mountaineers Mallory and Irvine disappeared on the northeast ridge only 804 feet from the summit attempting to make the first ascent of Everest in 1924.
The correct answer is Sir Edmund Hillary.
3: What is the highest mountain in the United Kingdom?
A Scafell Pike
C Ben Nevis
Ben Nevis in the Scottish Highlands is the highest peak in the UK. It is 4,413 feet above sea level. Located near the town of Fort William, it is situated at the western end of the Grampian Mountains. Snowdon in Snowdonia National Park in Gwynedd is the highest mountain in Wales at 3,560 feet, while Scafell Pike in Cumbria is the highest peak in England at 3,209 feet.
The correct answer is Ben Nevis.
4: Which famous author wrote ‘The Snows of Kilimanjaro’ in 1936?
A Ernest Hemingway
B P.G. Wodehouse
C John Steinbeck
American wordsmith Hemingway wrote about Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa at 19,341 feet, in a short story that later became a 1952 film starring Gregory Peck and Ava Gardner as a man reflects on his life while injured at the foot of the Tanzanian mountain. ‘Its western summit is called the Masai ‘Ngaje Ngai’, the House of God,’ wrote Hemingway. ‘Close to the western summit, there is a dried and frozen carcass of a leopard. No one has explained what the leopard was seeking at that altitude.’
The correct answer is Ernest Hemingway.
5: Where would you find Denali?
Denali, formerly known as Mount McKinley, is the highest summit in North America. It is situated in the Alaska Range. With a height of 20,308 feet, it is the third most isolated mountain in the world after Mount Everest (29,035 feet) and Aconcagua (22,841 feet).
The correct answer is Alaska.
6: Which mountain’s summit is furthest from the center of the Earth?
A Mount Everest
Chimborazo, measuring 20,564 feet in the Andes, is the furthest point because it is situated along the world’s equatorial bulge. The iconic mountain in Ecuador is at a higher point than Everest which is measured from sea level. Huascaran in Peru is a close second.
The correct answer is Chimborazo.
7: What is the highest active volcano in the world?
A Monte Pissis
B Nevado Ojos del Salado
C Sierra Nevada
Nevado Ojos del Salado in the Andes is situated on the border between Argentina and Chile. It is the highest mountain in Chile at 22,615 feet. It is the second-highest mountain in the Southern Hemisphere and Western Hemisphere behind Aconcagua (22,841 feet) in Argentina.
The correct answer is Nevado Ojos del Salado.