How Much Do You Know About World Geography?

By: Heather Cahill
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Landmarks, waterways, and cities aren't all you will need to know to ace this quiz! You'll travel from the depths of the ocean to the seven seas and continents around the world. If you're a world traveler, or just know your stuff when it comes to geography, this quiz will be easier than packing your suitcase for a trip!

Can you name all of the world's deserts and their locations? Do you know what country to go to in order to climb Mount Everest? Can you name the country that has the most number of lakes in the world? Do you know where you would find the Amazon River? Brush up on your natural landforms and major tourist destinations in order to ace this quiz!

Given the name of a country, can you rhyme off the capital city? Can you name the islands that are part of countries and states? Do you know where you would find the Bermuda Triangle? Do you know your volcanoes, oceans, and seas?  Some of these questions may be trickier than you think!

So if you're a geography genius, or just know your way around a map, what are you waiting for? Jump into this quiz to see your score!

Which of these volcanoes is active?

Mount Erebus is an active volcano located in Antarctica. The volcano is one of the highest on the continent and it last erupted in 2011.

What is the capital city of Greenland?

The capital city of Greenland is Nuuk. More than 17,000 people live in the city, located along the western coast of the country.

Where would you find the Leaning Tower of Pisa?

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is located in the city of Pisa, Italy. The iconic tower has been around since the early 1300s and it moves about a millimeter each year.

What is the largest country, by area, in the world?

Russia is the largest country by area in the world. It stretches more than 17 million square kilometers, approximately 8 million square kilometers larger than Canada.

Which country has the most number of lakes in the world?

Canada has the most lakes out of any country in the world. There are more than 30,000 lakes in the country, including the biggest, Great Bear Lake.

What is the largest ocean in the world?

The largest ocean in the world is the Pacific Ocean. It covers about 63 million miles of area and touches five different continents.

What is the smallest country, by area, in the world?

Vatican City is the smallest country in the world, taking up less than a kilometer of space. Its population is just as small, with fewer than 1,000 people living there.

Which is the smallest country in the world by population, other than Vatican City?

Tuvalu is the smallest country by population with just over 10,000 people that call it home. The people who inhabit the island are mostly of Polynesian descent.

Where is the Bermuda Triangle said to be?

The Bermuda Triangle is said to be in the Atlantic Ocean, stretching from Florida to Puerto Rico and Bermuda. Many planes and ships have disappeared in this area of the ocean.

What is the capital city of Jamaica?

The capital city of Jamaica is Kingston. The city is a popular tourist destination that was founded in the late 1600s. It has a population of just over 600,000 people.

In which country would you find the river that once ran backwards?

The river that once ran backward was the Mississippi River, which is located in the United States. The river only ran backward for a day, after the area was hit by earthquakes.

Where would you find the Himalayas?

The Himalayas are in Asia, in China and Nepal. They are known for being the mountain range where you would find Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world.

How many hemispheres does Africa touch?

The continent of Africa touches all four hemispheres. It is the only continent to do so, but a few others do lie in two different hemispheres.

Where would you find the CN Tower?

The CN Tower is in Toronto, Canada. The building once held the record for being the tallest building in the world and has been standing since 1976.

In what sea are the Cayman Islands located?

The Cayman Islands are located in the Caribbean Sea. The country's capital city is George Town and the country was discovered in the 1500s.

Which of the following is not a Hawaiian island?

Luzon is not an island in Hawaii, but it is in the Philippines. There are a total of eight islands in Hawaii, including the main island with which we usually associate Hawaii.

Which of the following seas sink?

The Dead Sea is slowly sinking. This is because underneath the water there are sinkholes that are sucking in the water. Each year, the water level goes down more than one meter.

What is the capital city of Honduras?

Tegucigalpa is the capital city of Honduras. It has a population of more than 1 million people and was founded in the 1500s. The city is surrounded by hills and mountains, giving it a unique landscape.

Where would you find the largest coral reef?

The largest coral reef in the world is found in Australia. It's called the Great Barrier Reef. The reef attracts many tourists from around the world to see its beauty in person.

What is Å?

Å is the shortest name for a city in the world. This city is located in Norway and is a popular tourist destination due to its museums.

Where would you find the Amazon River?

The Amazon River is located in South America, in Brazil, Peru and Colombia. The river is known for being one of the longest in the world.

What is the capital city of Portugal?

Lisbon is the capital city of Portugal. The city is the largest in Portugal and has a rich history behind it. It was said to have been founded by the Greek god, Ulysses.

Where would you find Mount Kilimanjaro?

Mount Kilimanjaro is located in Tanzania. The volcano is a popular tourist destination and is also one of the highest mountains on the continent.

What is the largest state in the world by area?

Sakha is a state in Russia that is the largest in the world. The state covers more than 1 million miles of land and has a small population in comparison of more than 1 million people.

Where would you find the Forbidden City?

The Forbidden City is located in Beijing, China. It was used for the Chinese emperor and his family, inaccessible to the general public.

What is the deepest part of the ocean?

The deepest part of all of the oceans in the world is Mariana Trench. Although it seems likely that nothing could survive deep in the ocean, life has been found in the trench.

What is the capital city of Japan?

Tokyo is the capital city of Japan. The city is home to more than 13 million people and has been inhabited since the 1200s. The city is also home to the Imperial Palace where the Emperor lives.

Where would you find the city of Inverness?

Inverness is a city in Scotland that is home to around 60,000 people. The city has been around since the 500s and it was home to many historical figures and battles throughout history.

Where would you find the Apennine Mountains?

The Apennine Mountains are located in Italy. They are a popular place for activities, like hiking. The largest peak on the range is called Corno Grande.

Where would you find the largest volcano in the world?

Tamu Massif is the largest volcano on Earth and is located in the Pacific Ocean. The volcano is also one of the largest known volcanoes in our galaxy.

Where would you find the city of Monterrey?

Monterrey is in Mexico. More than 1 million people live there and it is well-known for having a mountain that is commonly referred to as a saddle.

Which of the following is a lake in Switzerland?

Seeberg Lake is in Switzerland. It's a mountain lake beside the Swiss Alps and is a popular destination for hikers and bikers.

Where would you find Tanzania?

Tanzania is located in Africa and is home to more than 55 million people. A large part of Tanzania is comprised of protected lands to preserve the wildlife in the area.

Which of the following is a desert in India?

Thar Desert is located in India and Pakistan. The desert is home to many animals and even vegetation survives its harsh climate.

Which of the following is the largest archipelago in the world?

The largest archipelago in the world is Malay Archipelago in Indonesia. There are more than 17,000 islands that make up the group.

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