How Much of a Geographic Whiz Are You?

By: Olivia C
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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!

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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!

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.

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

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

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