Globe-trot the Globe With This World Geography Quiz!
You don't need to be a world traveler to have a good knowledge of world geography. Whether you are an explorer or an armchair geographer, this quiz will test your skills!
What term is used to describe the single, unbroken land mass that Earth's continents were a part of 200 million years ago?
Which of these countries is famous for the free heat provided to residents' homes from geothermal energy?
Which of these African countries was ruled under the name Rhodesia as a colony of Great Britain?
According to biblical evidence, Noah's Ark is thought to have landed on this mountain:
- Mt. Everest
- Mt. Fuji
- Mt. Ararat
In June 1982, Great Britain and what country engaged in a war over the Falkland Islands?
What is the lowest known point on Earth?
- the Grand Canyon
- the Mariana Trench
- the Continental Shelf
What day of the year does the sun never set on the Antarctic Circle?
Which of these groups is believed to have named Asia?
The Bikini Atoll (in the Marshall Island chain) is best known as what?
- the site where Charles Darwin's evolutionary theory was inspired
- a nuclear weapons proving ground
- the first island to host a telegraph tower
The Po River flows through what country?
What state has the longest coastline?
Where state can claim 1 percent of Yellowstone National Park?
What country is home to the world's deepest lake, Lake Baikal?
- South Africa
How much of Australia receives so little rain that it's technically classified as desert?
- 10 percent
- 70 percent
- 35 percent
What is the circumference of Australia's Uluru (formerly known as Ayer's Rock)?
- 5.8 miles (9.4 km)
- 2.3 miles (3.7 km)
- 9.6 miles(15.4 km)
How many islands does Japan consist of?
How much of Japan's land is viable for agriculture?
- 65 percent
- 25 percent
- 15 percent
What two main rivers (along with the third, the Brahmaputra) deposit into the Great Plain of India?
- The Indus and Ganges rivers
- The Nile and Indus
- The Ganges and Krishna
What mountain range forms nearly half the border between British Columbia and Alberta?
- The Fraser Mountains
- The Rocky Mountains
- The Appalachian Mountains
Who wrote one of the first books about world geography?
How much of our planet is currently covered by glacial ice?
- 2 percent
- 10 percent
- 25 percent
What state has the largest area of glaciers in the contiguous US?
What is the most western country in Europe?
- Great Britain
How many countries border Russia?
What tiny country is in the Pyrenees Mountains, between France and Spain?
What year did Czechoslovakia split?
The Holy See is its own sovereign state. How big is it?
- Less than a quarter square mile
- 2 square miles
- 4 square miles
How many overseas territories are claimed by Great Britain?
How many countries are part of the British Commonwealth?
The Sahara Desert is about the size of which country?