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How well do you know the world's countries?
by Staff
The average person's geography skills are notoriously poor, especially when looking beyond one's own region. Test your knowledge of countries on four major continents with our quiz!

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

  • Japan
  • India
  • Pakistan

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

  • China
  • Malaysia
  • Vietnam

What is the capital of Turkey?

  • Ankara
  • Bodrum
  • Istanbul

What Asian country has Kuala Lumpur as its capital?

  • Thailand
  • Cambodia
  • Malaysia

What nation regulates climbing on Mt. Everest?

  • Nepal
  • Japan
  • Pakistan

Where is Pyeongchang, the selected host of the 2018 Winter Olympics, located?

  • China
  • South Korea
  • North Korea

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

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

What country has the capital city of Islamabad?

  • Afghanistan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Pakistan

What is the most populated nation in South America?

  • Peru
  • Chile
  • Brazil

In what country can you visit Machu Picchu?

  • Peru
  • Brazil
  • Chile

What is the smallest nation in South America by population?

  • Uruguay
  • Suriname
  • Ecuador

Lake Titicaca sits on the border between these two nations.

  • Paraguay and Bolivia
  • Brazil and Chile
  • Bolivia and Peru

What two nations are the only landlocked countries in South America?

  • Brazil and Peru
  • Venezuela and Suriname
  • Paraguay and Bolivia

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

  • Paraguay
  • Venezuela
  • Bolivia

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

  • Gabon
  • Kenya
  • Chad

Other than Liberia, which African nation was not a product of colonialism?

  • South Africa
  • Zimbabwe
  • Egypt

What is the most populated country in Africa?

  • Nigeria
  • South Africa
  • Egypt

How many countries are in Africa?

  • 14
  • 34
  • 54

What body of water separates Africa and Europe?

  • Strait of Gibraltar
  • African Sea
  • Strait of Good Hope

Timbuktu is in Asia.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

Which African nation has the most pyramids?

  • Egypt
  • Chad
  • Sudan

What African country served as a setting for Tatooine in "Star Wars?"

  • Tunisia
  • Mali
  • South Africa

What country is the most densely populated on Earth?

  • Monaco
  • France
  • India

What country borders Monaco?

  • Italy
  • Spain
  • France

What country is not part of the Scandinavian Peninsula?

  • Denmark
  • Norway
  • Sweden

What European country is home to Transylvania?

  • Poland
  • Bulgaria
  • Romania

What country is not part of the United Kingdom?

  • Northern Ireland
  • Ireland
  • Wales

What is the largest country in the world in terms of land area?

  • United States
  • China
  • Russia

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

  • Belgium
  • Germany
  • France

Andorra is located between these two European nations:

  • Spain and France
  • Italy and Switzerland
  • France and Switzerland