Quiz: Only Geniuses Can Correctly Answer All of These World Geography Questions!
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Only Geniuses Can Correctly Answer All of These World Geography Questions!
By: Annette
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About This Quiz

Do you know where to spin your globe to find the Channel Islands? If you had a blank map, could you tell the difference between Thailand and Vietnam, or Oklahoma and Idaho? Know whether Guatemala is located in Central or South America? Prove your knowledge of the planet with our world geography quiz!

The world is a busy place, with nearly 200 countries on seven different continents, ranging from massive places like Canada and Russia to tiny map dots like Vatican City or Monaco. Flowing in and between these borders are five oceans, plus hundreds of seas, rivers, and lakes. 

With such a big and beautiful world out there to explore, you might be surprised just how little the average person knows about geography. When National Geographic did a survey in 2006, only about half of all adults questioned could find New York State on a map, and fewer than half could locate the country of India. Despite the fact that wars in the Middle East were dominating headlines at that time, 63 percent couldn't find Iraq or a map, and 90 percent couldn't locate Afghanistan. 

OK, but surely people are smarter today, right? Nope. A 2017 article in "The Washington Post" revealed that only 36 percent of adults could locate North Korea on a map. 

Think you've got better than average map reading skills? Know where most major countries are located on a map? Take our quiz to test your world geography IQ!

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The earth is the _____ planet from the sun.
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13,170,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 lbs is the weight of:
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How many oceans are there?
5
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Which is the deepest ocean or sea?
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Which is the largest sea?
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Which is the world's largest island?
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What do you call a grouping of islands?
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Which is the largest river in the world?
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What is the largest fresh water body in the world?
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The Sahara desert is located in _____ .
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Where is the Mohave Desert?
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Where is the Gobi Desert located?
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Where is the driest inhabited place on earth?
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How many continents are on planet earth?
3
7
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What is the largest continent on earth?
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What is the smallest continent on earth?
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Which continent has the most countries?
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How many countries are in South America?
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What is the largest country in the world?
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The USA is the ____ largest country in the world.
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What is the smallest country in the world?
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What is the oldest country in the world?
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What is the second richest country in the world?
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Which country has the most land borders?
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Mountains are formed by _____ .
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Most of the tallest mountains in the world are located in _______ .
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Where is Mount Kilimanjaro?
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Where is the hottest country in the world?
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Where is the coldest place on earth?
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What is the wettest country on earth?
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Which continent has the greatest population?
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Vatican City is surrounded by ______ .
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China's population is roughly close to _____ population.
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Where is the most populous city in the world?
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