How Well Do You Really Know the World's Countries?

By: Artimis Charvet

How Well Do You Really Know the World's Countries?
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About This Quiz

Ugh, geography! It wasn't that fun when we had to learn about rocks and soil, ice and snow or hurricanes and the atmosphere. It was fun, however, when we were challenged to learn about the countries in the world. Were you taught that Australia was an island continent? Is that still true today? Do you know where Djibouti is or on which continent it's located? And can you name at least two countries that are on both the European and Asian continents? You see, geography is fun when you can be challenged, so we're challenging you today to find out how many of the world's countries you actually know. 

Will you pass this test with flying colors by telling us that Russia, which is located in Europe and Asia, covers the most time zones? Will you be able to tell us that Canada has the most lakes and has a red and white flag, the same colors as Japan's (minus the leaf)? Or will you be confused when we ask you about Turkey because you think it's a bird and not a country? 

There's only one way to find out if you'll ace or fail our test and that's by taking it. So go ahead and get started because it's time to test your world countries knowledge! 

What Asian nation has the second highest population of any country in the world?
Japan
India
Pakistan

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Which Asian country sports a red flag with a golden star at the center?
China
Malaysia
Vietnam

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What is the capital of Turkey?
Ankara
Bodrum
Istanbul

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What Asian country has Kuala Lumpur as its capital?
Thailand
Cambodia
Malaysia

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What nation regulates climbing on Mt. Everest?
Nepal
Japan
Pakistan

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Where is Pyeongchang, the selected host of the 2018 Winter Olympics, located?
China
South Korea
North Korea

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The U.S. recognizes Taiwan as an independent nation.
TRUE
FALSE

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What country has the capital city of Islamabad?
Afghanistan
Kazakhstan
Pakistan

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What is the most populated nation in South America?
Peru
Chile
Brazil

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In what country can you visit Machu Picchu?
Peru
Brazil
Chile

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What is the smallest nation in South America by population?
Uruguay
Suriname
Ecuador

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Lake Titicaca sits on the border between which two nations?
Paraguay and Bolivia
Brazil and Chile
Bolivia and Peru

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What two nations are the only landlocked countries in South America?
Brazil and Peru
Venezuela and Suriname
Paraguay and Bolivia

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What country is home to the world's highest waterfall?
Paraguay
Venezuela
Bolivia

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Which of the following African nations is not intersected by the Equator?
Gabon
Kenya
Chad

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Other than Liberia, which African nation was not a product of colonialism?
South Africa
Zimbabwe
Ethiopia

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What is the most populated country in Africa?
Nigeria
South Africa
Egypt

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How many countries are in Africa?
14
34
54

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What body of water separates Africa and Europe?
Strait of Gibraltar
African Sea
Strait of Good Hope

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Timbuktu is in Asia.
TRUE
FALSE

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Which African nation has the most pyramids?
Egypt
Chad
Sudan

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What African country served as a setting for Tatooine in "Star Wars?"
Tunisia
Mali
South Africa

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What country is the most densely populated on Earth?
Monaco
France
India

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What country borders Monaco?
Italy
Spain
France

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What country is not part of the Scandinavian Peninsula?
Denmark
Norway
Sweden

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What European country is home to Transylvania?
Poland
Bulgaria
Romania

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What country is not part of the United Kingdom?
Northern Ireland
Ireland
Wales

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What is the largest country in the world in terms of land area?
United States
China
Russia

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If you exclude Russia, what nation has Europe's largest population?
Belgium
Germany
France

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Andorra is located between which two European nations?
Spain and France
Italy and Switzerland
France and Switzerland

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