Geography of the Philippines Quiz

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How many islands are there in the Philippines?

7,641

What is the total land area of the Philippines?

400,000 km2

What is the area of high mineral potential in the Philippines?

40,000 km2

What is the total area covered by mining tenements in the Philippines?

7,273.7 km2 (2.42%)

What is the area of the Exclusive Economic Zone of the Philippines?

2,200,000 km2

In terms of shoreline length, where does the Philippines rank globally?

3rd

Which of the following is the correct name for the group of volcanoes also known as Bacon-Manito Volcanic Group?

Pocdol Mountains East Philippine Volcanic Arc

What is the name of the volcano formed under the Philippine Sea Plate subducting under PMB?

Mt. Mayon

Which three trenches are under the Sunda Plate subducting under PMB?

Manila Trench, Negros Trench, Cotabato Trench

Which three arcs are formed under the Sunda Plate subducting under PMB?

Luzon Volcanic Arc, Negros-Panay Arc, Cotabato Arc

Which volcanoes are formed under the Sunda Plate subducting under PMB?

Taal, Kanlaon, Mt. Mautum

What direction does the Philippine fault zone follow?

Going NW-SE Right Lateral strike-slip fault

What are the three segments of the Philippine Fault Zone?

Bicol, Palawan, Samar

Which fault lines belong to the Philippine fault zone?

Marikina Valley Fault, Western Philippine Fault, Eastern Ph Fault, Southern of Mindanao Fault, Central Philippine Fault

Study Notes

Geography of the Philippines

  • The Philippines is an archipelago with a total of 7,641 islands.

Land Area

  • The total land area of the Philippines is approximately 300,000 square kilometers.

Mineral Resources

  • The area of high mineral potential in the Philippines is not specified, but the country has a significant amount of mineral deposits.
  • The total area covered by mining tenements in the Philippines is not specified, but it is a significant portion of the country's land area.

Exclusive Economic Zone

  • The area of the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of the Philippines is not specified, but it is a significant area in the Pacific Ocean.
  • The Philippines ranks 5th globally in terms of shoreline length, with a total coastline of approximately 36,289 kilometers.

Volcanic Geography

  • The correct name for the group of volcanoes also known as Bacon-Manito Volcanic Group is Macolod Corridor.
  • The volcano formed under the Philippine Sea Plate subducting under the Philippine Mobile Belt (PMB) is Mayon Volcano.
  • The three trenches under the Sunda Plate subducting under PMB are Philippine Trench, Manila Trench, and ** Negros Trench**.
  • The three arcs formed under the Sunda Plate subducting under PMB are Luzon Volcanic Arc, Mindoro Volcanic Arc, and Sulu Arc.
  • The volcanoes formed under the Sunda Plate subducting under PMB are Taal Volcano, Bulusan Volcano, and Mayon Volcano.

Fault Lines

  • The Philippine Fault Zone (PFZ) follows a NW-SE direction.
  • The three segments of the PFZ are Luzon Segment, Sulungan Segment, and Mindanao Segment.
  • The fault lines that belong to the PFZ are Luzon Fault, Sulungan Fault, and Mindanao Fault.

Test your knowledge of the geography of the Philippines with this quiz. Questions cover various aspects such as the number of islands, land area, mineral potential, and exclusive economic zone.

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