Britney Spears once said, "I get to go to overseas places, like Canada." Think you can do better than Britney? Then test yourself in our pseudo-geography quiz.
Upstate New York is, at least by the capitol's definition, excludes New York City and Long Island, as well as Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland and Westchester counties.
The Cascade Range is in western North America, not to be confused with a cascade (waterfall).
All refer to a point of land that juts out into water.
Mandarin is a language spoken in certain regions of China.
That's the definition of "Hispanic." "Latino" refers to people of Latin American descent.
The Midwest is considered America's "heartland."
These are all Midwestern states.
The Antarctic Circle is located at 66 degrees 30 minutes south, the south frigid zone.
An isthmus is a narrow strip of land that connect two bigger pieces of land, such as Panama. Florida is a peninsula.
New England is made up of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont, but the Northeast also includes New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.
Washington commuters pick up passengers — slugs — to use high-occupancy vehicle lanes.
Usually a driftway is a narrow country road, but in Rhode Island it takes you to the shore.
A bay or river mouth where fresh water mixes with salty ocean water is also an estuary.
In 1991 Vice President Dan Quayle confused the city of Chicago as a state.
Polynesia is a group of islands (including Hawaii) in the south Pacific, inhabited by Polynesian people.
While U.S. citizens are Americans, Americans live from Alaska all the way to Tierra del Fuego.
Lines of latitude, running east and west, are called "parallels" because they are always an equal distance from each other.
A fracture in Earth's crust is a "fault." Earthquakes happen when a fault line shifts.
Both are bodies of water partly enclosed by land, but gulfs, which are usually on the ocean, are typically bigger.
The Florida Keys are an island archipelago made of limestone and part of a coral reef called the Key Largo limestone formation.
Sediment deposited at the mouth of a river as it empties into another body of water is called a delta.
Brackish water is a mix of fresh and salt waters, such as in a delta or estuary. Seawater foam is called spume.
La Nina and El Nino are the cold and warm cycles of El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO).
A levee is a natural or artificial barrier that prevents a river from overflowing.
The Sun Belt typically includes Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada and California.
Africa is a continent with dozens of countries.
Oceans and seas are both bodies of salt water; however, seas are smaller and partially surrounded by land.
Beyond a tree line is an environment, such as elevation or temperature, where trees can no longer grow.
From smallest to largest, the order is buttes, mesas then plateaus.
A shore is where any land meets any water, but a coast is a shore that borders an ocean.