Origins of place names: 10 questions

1. Which historic region of the world has a name which derives from the Latin for “between rivers”?
2. Which former capital city was named after its founder, who is said to have made a cross in some marshy ground in 1703 and decreed the building of a city there?

Japanese geography: 10 questions (2) (日本の地理10問:和訳あり)

Note: This quiz would be reasonably difficult for most Japanese people
下手な和訳をご勘弁ください。日本語が母国語ではありません。耐えられないほどひどい間違いがあれば、ぜひコメントでご教示ください。

1. What is the largest city by population on the Noto Peninsula?
能登半島にある最も人口の多い都市はどれですか?
2. To the nearest hundred, how many kilometres is it from South Korea to Japan at the Korea Strait
十の位で四捨五入して百の位までの概数にすると、対馬海峡では日本と韓国は何キロ離れていますか?

London landmarks: 10 questions

1. Which palace in south-east London is unusual in having an art-deco residence attached to a partially restored Tudor palace once used for hunting by Henry VIII?
2. Which house on the Strand was originally built by the first Protector of the infant king Edward VI, and later rebuilt in the 18th century when it went on to house various government departments including the Navy Office, the Inland Revenue and the Registry of Births, Marriages and Deaths?