Quiz: Only 9% of Americans Can Ace This World Geography Quiz. Can You?
Only 9% of Americans Can Ace This World Geography Quiz. Can You?
By: Torrance Grey
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About This Quiz

Was geography a favorite subject of yours when you were a child? It was for a lot of us: Those two-dimensional maps hinted at a three-dimensional world of faraway lands, new languages, rare plants and animals and great, unknown cities. We loved to memorize the continents, the oceans and the capital cities.

But then life set in. In adult life, suddenly you're thinking more about your commute than about travel to faraway lands. So, before you know it, your world geography knowledge has atrophied. Are your sure you remember, for example, how many oceans the globe has, or how many continents? What is Australia anyway: a continent, a country, an island, or all three? If there's an "Antarctica," is there an "Arctica"? Is it a continent of its own?

Our quiz will test you on these things and more. Some political boundaries and country names have changed, so we'll make sure you're up on those. In addition, we cover mountain ranges, high plains, freshwater lakes and more. Come with us and take an armchair tour of Planet Earth. Maybe you'll discover that you're still a geography whiz, or perhaps you'll brush up on a forgotten topic. Either way, we think you'll have a good time!

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How many oceans is the Earth considered to have?
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Which of the Earth's oceans is the shallowest?
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Which of these mountain ranges is the western boundary of Siberia?
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Which country is home to the world's largest coral reef?
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Which of these nations shares a border with Russia and China?
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Which of these is the world's largest freshwater lake (by volume)?
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Lake Baikal is also the world's _____ lake.
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Reykjavik is the capital of _____.
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The deepest part of any ocean is the Pacific's _____ Trench.
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Which of these countries does NOT contain some of the Himalaya range?
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Which high mountain is also known as Sagarmatha and Chomolungma?
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Lake Titicaca is the largest lake in ________.
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In what country would you find the state of Guanajuato?
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On what continent would you find the Barbary Coast?
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Which country claims the Falkland Islands as its own?
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By what name are the Falklands known to Argentinians?
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On what island would you find Mt. Etna?
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"Patagonia" is a South American _____.
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Which of these rivers are found in China?
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Which nation owns/administrates Easter Island?
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Where would you find the state of Goa?
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Which sea is also known as the Sea of Oman?
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In what country (mainly) would you find the Altiplano?
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Which islands are NOT located in the Indian Ocean?
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Nova Scotia was named for what country?
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The Zambezi River is best known for its waterfall, the _____ Falls.
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Which of these is the world's largest island?
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Which nation administrates Greenland?
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Which nation administrates Iceland?
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Which of these is best described as a city-state?
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Nunavut is the newest territory in _____.
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The ancient city of Carthage would lie within what modern-day nation?
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The island of Honshu is part of which nation?
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