Quiz: Identify These Countries from an Outline in 7 Minutes
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Identify These Countries from an Outline in 7 Minutes
By: Zoe Samuel
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About This Quiz

Throughout human history, since the advent of farming, the vast majority of humans were born, lived, and died within a few miles of their homes. That meant they didn't really need maps, since they spent all of their time in places they knew by sight. A map was a curiosity or an indulgence; the sort of thing a king might put on the wall to brag about his domain even though he had probably never seen much of it.

Later on, maps became extremely important as a way of exploring, as humans went all around the world to trade and interact with other cultures (albeit sometimes in more friendly ways than others). As roads and then railways connected us and travel came within the reach of the less wealthy, we all grew to understand the value of maps as showing us places we'd like to go, or which mattered because what was happening there affected our lives. Later, from airplanes, we were able to see our own nations from the air and appreciate their contours.

Then came satellites, and astronauts going into space. Ever since then, every child has a sense of the Earth's shapes and outlines - but they didn't always know where the boundaries were, as you can only rarely see these from space. With the rise of the internet, however, we all have access to detailed maps of the entire planet, and can finally truly know parts of our home world that we may never visit. It's time to find out whether you've been paying attention to this exciting resource. Let's get started!

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Which European country is shown here?
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Which North American country is shown here?
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Which friendly ally of the USA is shown here?
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Which massive and chilly country is shown here?
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Which East Asian country is shown here?
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Which very highly populated country is shown here?
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Which country is shown here?
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Which Asian island country is shown here?
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Which country of the Pacific Rim is shown here?
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Which African country is shown here?
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Which peninsula-based country is shown here?
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Which very pro-EU country is shown here?
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Which south European country is shown here?
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Which north African country is shown here?
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Which south Asian country is shown here?
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Which Far Eastern country is shown here?
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Which South American country is shown here?
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Which Central American country is shown here?
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Which powerful European country is shown here?
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Which Arctic country is shown here?
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Which country of the Pacific Rim is shown here?
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Which Pacific island country is shown here?
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Which south Asian country is shown here?
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Which wealthy Asian country is shown here?
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Which monarchy-ruled Middle Eastern country is shown here?
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Which Eastern European country is shown here?
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Which Balkan country is shown here?
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Which Iberian country is shown here?
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Which sea-level country is shown here?
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Which tiny and new country is shown here?
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Which African island country is shown here?
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Which Caribbean country with one land border is shown here?
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Which Caribbean country with no land border is shown here?
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Which long and mountainous country is shown here?
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Which Muslim country is shown here?
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Which Arab country is shown here?
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Which country with a lot of oil is shown here?
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Which Asian island country is shown here?
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Which massive Central Asian country is shown here?
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Which very high altitude Asian country is shown here?
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