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Globe-trot the Globe With This World Geography Quiz!
by Staff
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?

  • Chimera
  • Pangea
  • Latvia

Which of these countries is famous for the free heat provided to residents' homes from geothermal energy?

  • Iceland
  • Norway
  • Denmark

Which of these African countries was ruled under the name Rhodesia as a colony of Great Britain?

  • Zaire
  • Zimbabwe
  • Zambia

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?

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Spain

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?

  • Mar. 21
  • Oct. 5
  • Dec. 22

Which of these groups is believed to have named Asia?

  • Chinese
  • Slavs
  • Greeks

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?

  • Italy
  • China
  • Germany

What state has the longest coastline?

  • Alaska
  • Florida
  • Michigan

Where state can claim 1 percent of Yellowstone National Park?

  • Montana
  • Utah
  • Idaho

What country is home to the world's deepest lake, Lake Baikal?

  • Russia
  • South Africa
  • Australia

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?

  • Thousands
  • Hundreds
  • Four

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?

  • Ptolemy
  • Aristotle
  • Homer

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?

  • Montana
  • Washington
  • Minnesota

What is the most western country in Europe?

  • Great Britain
  • Greenland
  • Iceland

How many countries border Russia?

  • 14
  • 12
  • 10

What tiny country is in the Pyrenees Mountains, between France and Spain?

  • Luxembourg
  • Monaco
  • Andorra

What year did Czechoslovakia split?

  • 1993
  • 1995
  • 1988

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?

  • 16
  • 14
  • 4

How many countries are part of the British Commonwealth?

  • 18
  • 53
  • 6

The Sahara Desert is about the size of which country?

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Brazil