How Much of a Geographic Whiz Are You?



By: Olivia C

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

So many places, so little time! But do you know where you want to go, swim or climb?

With the advent of technology these days, traveling has become an affordable and reachable goal for people from different walks of life. Before, it was only the rich and affluent who could buy airline tickets and fly far from home, going on to the next destination on a whim. These days, budget airlines and travel sites have made airline traveling an affordable option for average people with average income. That's such a welcome development.

As a result, many people are now interested in seeing new places, sampling new foods and discovering new things they had previously seen only on the TV screen or read about on the internet. As a result, many people are now familiar with the geography of many areas of interests.

Whether these areas are of local importance or international curiosity, people these days have developed a higher level of knowledge, awareness and sophistication when it comes to geography. Some even reach trivia levels in the information they want to store in their brains!

So let's put that trivia and knowledge to good use here, shall we? We'll show you images of certain places and other travel stuff, and you may answer to your heart's delight.

Ready, set, go!

This wonderful water system is shared by America and Canada. What’s it called?

The Niagara Falls is actually not a singular falls formation. It's made up of three falls systems!


To reach the famed Pyramids of Giza, which country should you fly to?

The Pyramids of Giza is actually a complex in Egypt where different pyramids can be seen. The famed Sphinx is also there!


As a huge, huge country, Russia is in two continents. Which are these?

Russia is so large that part of it clearly belongs to Europe, but the other end is in Asia. Yep, it's that huge!


When you enter the Panama Canal via the Pacific Ocean, where will you emerge?

The Panama Canal was built to connect two oceans. These are the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean.


Technically, the countries of Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Costa Rica and Puerto Rico are part of which continent?

North America counts many countries in its grouping. So it's not just the U.S. and Canada.


A Walk of Fame that honors actors, directors and other celebrities can be found on the sidewalks of which California city?

Go to downtown Los Angeles and walk all over the famed Hollywood Walk of Fame markers on the sidewalks. It's a loooong walk, so wear good shoes!


Human beings mostly occupy this part of the Earth. Which part is it?

Looking at world populations within countries, it looks like Northern Hemisphere holds the majority of people on the planet. Yep, we like to live above the equator!


South Africa, the country, can be found in which part of the African continent?

South Africa is located within southern Africa. Perhaps that's why it is named as such?


This invisible line that encircles Earth in a horizontal way is called what?

The equator is that horizontal line dividing the Earth. It goes all around!


This geographic region includes Micronesia, Polynesia, Melanesia and Australasia. What’s it called?

Oceania is a geographic region that includes Australia. Small island nation states can also be found here.


This watery marker is known as the deepest part of the ocean. What’s it called?

The Mariana Trench is indeed vary deep. It's located within the Pacific Ocean, near the Philippines.


If you want to travel to the smallest country in the planet, in which country's airport should you land?

The smallest country in the world is the Vatican. It is in Rome, so go to Italy to go there.


This continent has no living human occupying it. What is it?

Antarctica is so cold that it's impossible for humans to thrive there. But some visit from time to time, for exploration purposes.


What is this tallest mountain above sea level on Earth called?

Mount Everest is the tallest peak above sea level in the whole wide world. So if it gets flooded, we're all doomed!


This super-busy shipping area separates northern France and southern England. What’s it called?

The English Channel is located in Western Europe. It poses a huge swimming challenge, and successful athletes have crossed it this way!


Paraguay and Uruguay can be found in which continent?

South America is a huge continent with many cultures and languages. But if you speak Spanish, you can basically survive anywhere there for a few days.


In which part of California could you find the Joshua Tree National Park?

The famed Joshua Tree National Park is found in southern California. And no, contrary to their album title, U2 didn't use this park's trees for their famous album.


This vertical line supposedly denotes the beginning of charted zones. What's it called?

The Prime Meridian is supposed to be denoted by zero degrees longitude. But its exact location is still being debated by scholars, even if there is a fixed location already suggested.


Greenland, Canada and Russia are closest to which pole of the Earth?

North Pole vicinity countries tend to be really cold. Greenland is near there, as well as Canada and Russia.


India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka can be found in which subregion of Asia?

South Asian countries share similar heritage and cultural characteristics. But of course each country stands proudly with its own culture as well.


If you want to converse in the largest country in the world, what language should you learn?

Russia is, geographically speaking, the largest country on the planet. Therefore, you can navigate it by learning a little Russian.


This South American waterway is considered as the longest river in the world. What’s it called?

South American people call it Amazonas. But it's called the Amazon River in English.


The biggest hot desert in the world is this one. What's it called?

The Sahara Desert is the largest desert that's hot. The largest cold desert is the Antarctic Desert.


Spain, Portugal, France and the U.K. are in which part of Europe?

Western European countries are comprised of famous tourist-focused nations. Spain and France are but two of them.


This continent spans all of the Earth's four hemispheres. What's it called?

Africa technically spans the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. But since it also touches on the Prime Meridian, it also stretches from the Western Hemisphere to the Northern Hemisphere.


Which Ontario city is the capital of Canada?

Ottawa, Ontario, is the official capital of Canada. However, Toronto is the largest city in Ontario - and in Canada.


Geneva is often mistaken as the capital of which European country?

Switzerland's capital is Bern. Its largest city is Zurich. But people are more familiar with Geneva for some reason.


In which U.S. state is Mount Kilauea acting up?

The year 2018 will be known as a major time that Mount Kilauea acted up. The volcano is found in Hawaii.


In which part of the African continent could you find Gambia, Mali and Nigeria?

West African countries number nearly 20. More than 300 million people live here.


If you want to traverse the longest bridge in the world, which Chinese city should you travel to?

The Danyang-Kunshan Grand Bridge is a long stretch of connection - over 100 miles. It's found in Beijing, China.


The famed Statue of Liberty is actually being “claimed” by these two states. Which neighboring U.S. states are these?

Liberty Island is technically a part of New York. But New Jersey waters are already around it, so there's the rub for both states.


This mapping of active volcanoes is called what?

The Pacific Ring of Fire is the mapping out of the most active volcanoes on Earth. That's why the area is prone to major earthquakes.


Aside from Ecuador, which South American countries should you travel to, if you want to "step on" the equator?

The equator passes through Ecuador all right. But it passes through Brazil and Colombia as well.


This Louisiana area is where novelist Anne Rice set her "Interview with the Vampire" novel. What area is this?

New Orleans is found in Louisiana. This is where you go for the annual Mardi Gras festivities.


The Philippines, Thailand, Laos and Malaysia can be found in which subregion of Asia?

Southeast Asian countries are very diverse in culture, influences and religion. But these eclectic elements work!


This is the only Asian country where the equator passes though. What is it?

The equator passes through parts of Indonesia. This is not hard to imagine, since the country has many smaller islands.


The U.S. shares its title of having the world’s longest international border with what country?

The U.S. and Canada's border is the longest ever. That's because it spans the width of both countries, and that's really far and wide!


If you want to see a lake located within a volcano, which in turn is located within a bigger lake, which country should you visit?

The Philippines holds the geographic distinction of having a small lake inside the famed Taal Volcano, and this volcano is also located within a lake, all found in the major island of Luzon. It's harmless to visit and popular with tourists.


Belarus, Moldova, Hungary and Romania are countries in which part of Europe?

Eastern European countries have some nuances that differ from other parts of the continent. It's cool to discover which!


If you want to visit the Crater of Diamonds park, which U.S. state should you go to?

The famed Crater of Diamonds is a State Park in Arkansas. Yep, you can look for diamonds there!


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