Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of World Geography Facts!
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Test Your Knowledge of World Geography Facts!
By: Lenore Brown
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About This Quiz

How well did you fare in geography class? Take this quiz to find out just how much you remember.

Geography ranks right up there with science and math as one of the least favorite academic subjects. In fact, most surveys indicate that people from the United States are less informed about world geography than the citizens of most other western nations. 

Most sources also agree that people who live in the United States travel far less than citizens of most other developed countries. Although some argue that this is because people in the United States have no interest in other countries, we choose to believe that it's because most other countries are... well... connected. People in Europe travel quite a bit because travel to and through Europe is relatively easy for Europeans. It's quite expensive and time-consuming for people who live in the U.S. to travel to Europe, much less Asia or other continents. We here in the U.S. have few  inexpensive options to visit foreign countries, except for a driving trip to Canada or Mexico. 

So, the reasons for the lack of travel aside, it is important for people in the United States to have at least a basic understanding of world geography. If you think you can navigate the geography of the world, take this quiz.

Let's get started.



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How many continents are in the world?
7
2
1
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What is the largest country in square kilometers?
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What is the smallest country in square kilometers?
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Which country takes up the most geographical area in South America?
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Which mountain is often known as the tallest on Earth?
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Which country is often ranked the best country for moms?
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Which country is the biggest exporter of goods?
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As of 2017, what is the approximate world population?
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Which country is often listed as having the best health overall?
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Which country was originally called New Holland?
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Slavery still exists in the world. Approximately how many people are enslaved?
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Which country has more pyramids than Egypt?
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Which country has the largest sheep population?
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Which country has the most lakes?
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Which country is one of the safest in the world?
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Which country has historically had the highest number of voter turnout?
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Which country is the largest performer in terms of research and development?
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Which country has the highest tourism rate?
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How many countries are in the world as of 2017?
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Which country generally leads the world in life expectancy?
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Approximately how many Internet users are in the world as of 2017?
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How many oceans are in the world?
2
5
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About how many different time zones are there in the world?
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Approximately how many languages are spoken in the world?
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How many potentially active volcanoes are there worldwide (not including those in the ocean)?
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How many children in the world are living in poverty?
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Approximately how many homeless people are there worldwide?
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The world's population is growing at an annual rate of _____ per year?
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In 1950, there was only one city with a population of over 10 million people. What was it?
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What is the fifth leading risk for global deaths each year?
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Which continent has one of the highest literacy rates among its population?
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What is the largest source of fresh water in the world?
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How many main earthquake zones are there in the world?
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What percentage of the world's population lives in the Northern Hemisphere?
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Which of these countries is not on the list of the Top 10 fattest countries?
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