Quiz: Can You Identify All These Countries From a Partial Outline?
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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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