Quiz: Can You Identify All These Countries From a Partial Outline?
Can You Identify All These Countries From a Partial Outline?
By: Tasha Moore
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About This Quiz

Which countries can you identify from just looking at its geographical outline? Could you still ID the same territories if we only reveal partial outlines? Here's your chance to see just how many countries you can recognize, with this challenging map drill. 

If visuals are your thing, our test is sure to manifest the geography bent you've been cultivating thus far. Country facts, alone, may not filter your positive IDs, but they'll help. So we've gathered some interesting country data to help you eliminate obvious duds. For example, if you know countries by continents, then look out for plentiful continental clues we provide. This strategy also applies to distinct regions of the world as well as global phenomena. If you see helpful descriptors like "colonial" think of distinct global spaces where that kind of label would apply, and then take it from there. 

Make history your best friend with this test. A bunch of territories in one area of the planet gained independence during the 1800s, while another collection of countries rose to sovereign status in the 1900s. See how this hard visual quiz can get really easy when you consider all the history hints at your disposal.

Ditch any distress for hard-to-decipher geo-forms. Flex your mental muscle and score big!

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Do you recognize this country from a world map?
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This country was forged with peaceful ambitions. Can you name this region from a partial outline?
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What sovereign nation lies due north of the United States?
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Is it a challenge for you to choose the name of this South American country?
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"In God We Trust" is this nation's motto. Do you know what country it is?
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How easy is it for you to identify this country, which gained independence in 1949?
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What part of the world is an archaeologist's "gold mine"?
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The British once ruled this region called ________?
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A social movement erupted here in the 1990s. Can you guess the country?
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It's a large Eastern European superpower. Try to quickly choose the name from these choices?
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Influential artists were born here. Can you name the South American country?
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Do you know this Asian nation that developed in the 1800s?
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People of this nation celebrate their independence every June. Can you select the correct name?
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Amazing rock sculptures exist here. Do you know where?
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See if you can identify the populous Arab nation?
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A major war carries its name. Do you know this place?
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It is a former colony of Belgium. How easy is it for you to choose the territory?
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Where was the Weimar Republic?
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The Bible mentions this place and its people. Can you choose the right country?
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A cosmopolitan city is located here. Can you guess the nation?
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Where is Sorbonne University?
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You'll see giant statues of kings in this country. Can you identify it from a partial outline?
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A cheese industry was born in this European country. Try to guess which one it is?
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North and South are cultural opposites in in this territory. Can you name it?
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Try to choose the correct country shown here?
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Do you know where the Maji Maji Rebellion occurred?
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This country does biodiversity best. What is this place?
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Japan once ruled this region. Do you know the country from its partial outline?
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A major railway was built in this place. Try to quickly pick the country?
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Are you able to make out this nation?
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Can you give your best guess of this Latin American territory?
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Do you know this sovereign state which gained independence in 1816?
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It was a French colony for more than 100 years. Where did this happen?
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Can you pick the correct Eastern European state among these options?
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The Nile River flows through ________?
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Do you know which East African country this is?
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Do you recognize this country from its partial outline?
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Many political "firsts" happened here. Do you know the country's name?
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Do you choose the country where a top-secret meeting took place?
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It's a popular travel destination. Where is it?
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