Can You Pass This Geography Test?

By: Heather Cahill
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About This Quiz

"'Cause I'm leavin' on a jet plane. Don't know when I'll be back again!" 

For all the travelers out there, you'd probably like to pack a bag and travel the world on a jet. While it might not be possible for you in real life, it can indeed happen with this quiz! We're traveling the world to find out if you can pass this geography test!

In your geography courses, you probably focused on one area of the world at a time. One marking period might've been dedicated to North America and the three large countries that narrow into the seven Central American countries and lie close to the Caribbean nations. After, you might've moved on to Africa or Asia. During that time, you only had to worry about a few countries and their capitals. Today, we're combining all those years of knowledge! 

In the world, there are seven continents, 197 countries, five oceans, and a whopping 117 million lakes. How much do you know about them?

Can you remember all the country capitals? It might be easy with Canada or the United States, but can you remember the three capitals of South Africa (Cape Town, Pretoria, and Bloemfontein)? You might know all about the Mississippi River, but do you know the location of the Nile, the only river that flows from south to north? 

If you can answer these questions, you're ready for this quiz! Are you ready to fly first class with these questions or will you be stuck at check-in?

Ready for take off!

Which ocean is the largest in the world?

The Pacific Ocean is the largest ocean in the world. It touches multiple continents and accounts for one third of the Earth’s surface!

What is the capital of Canada?

The capital of Canada is Ottawa. Ottawa is also home to Parliament Hill, the hub of politics and the workplace of the Prime Minister of Canada.

Which river is the largest in the world?

The Nile River is considered to be the longest river in the world. It is located in Africa, and stretches over 6,000 kilometers across many countries.

Where would you find the Sahara Desert?

The Sahara Desert is located in Africa. It is the largest desert in the world and it lies in multiple countries, including Algeria, Sudan and Egypt.

What is the smallest continent in the world?

Australia is the smallest continent in the world. It is home to only one country, unlike most other continents. In contrast, the largest continent in the world is Asia.

Where would you find the island of Madagascar?

The island of Madagascar is located in East Africa. The capital city is Antananarivo and the island is in the Indian Ocean. The island has a population of more than 24 million people.

What is the largest city in the world by area?

New York City is the largest city in the world by area. It spans more than 8,600 square kilometers. The second largest city in the world by area is Tokyo.

What is the opposite of longitude?

Latitude is the opposite of longitude. Latitude runs from North to South while longitude runs East to West in reference to the equator.

What is the term for a volcano that has erupted within the past 10,000 years?

The term for this type of volcano is an active volcano. Active volcanoes can also be ready to erupt once again or they could be dormant.

What is the capital of South Korea?

Seoul is the capital of South Korea. It is the biggest city in Korea, as well as one of the biggest cities in the world. It has a population of more than 10 million people.

What is the term for the layer of the Earth that acts as the shell of our planet?

The term for the shell of the Earth is the crust. The crust is the outside layer of the planet, and is made up of rock along with other elements.

How many hemispheres does the Earth have?

The Earth has four hemispheres: the Northern hemisphere, Southern hemisphere, Eastern hemisphere and Western hemisphere. The equator is the divider of the Northern and Southern hemispheres.

How many provinces are there in China?

There are 23 provinces in China. The provinces include Xinjiang, Hubei and Hainan. The most populated province in China is Guangdong.

Which sea is sinking?

The Dead Sea is sinking. The water level has slowly been dropping each year, and continues to do so. The Dead Sea is unique because of its minerals.

Which mountain or mountain range is located in three different countries?

Mount Everest is located in China, Tibet and Nepal. The mountain range is the highest in the world and its rough terrain has served as a challenge for many to climb.

What is the most populated hemisphere?

The Northern Hemisphere is the most populated hemisphere in the world. It is said that 90 percent of the entire world population lives in the Northern hemisphere.

What is the deepest area in the ocean?

The deepest area of the ocean is the Mariana Trench. It is located in the Pacific Ocean near the Philippines. Though it's surprising, there are creatures living at the bottom!

What is the smallest country in the world based on area?

Vatican City is the smallest country in the world based on area. Just over 800 people live in Vatican City, but that still doesn't make the country the smallest by population!

What is the most northern city in the world?

Norilsk is the northernmost city in the world. It is located in Siberia and is covered in snow for most of the year. It has a population of more than 177,000 people.

What is the capital of Ecuador?

The capital of Ecuador is Quito. Quito is one of the largest cities in Ecuador and has a population of more than 2 million people. The city is located in the Pichincha province.

What is the capital of Cuba?

Havana is the capital city of Cuba. The city is the largest in Cuba with a population of more than 2 million people. One of the city's nicknames is "Rome of the Caribbean."

Which of the following is not a Mexican state?

Nevada is not a Mexican state. Nevada is located in the United States. Mexico has a total of 31 states that are home to more than 100 million people.

Excluding Antarctica, what does every continent on Earth have?

Excluding Antarctica, every single continent has a city named Rome. Antarctica doesn't have a city named Rome because there are no true cities in this part of the world.

In what country would you find the Mississippi River?

The Mississippi River is located in the United States. The river runs through many states throughout the country, and due to an earthquake in the 1800s, it temporarily ran backwards!

Which country has the most lakes in the world?

Canada has the most lakes in the world. There are more than 561 lakes in the world and Canada is home to about 60 percent of them.

One of the Seven Wonders of the World, The Great Pyramid, is located where?

The Great Pyramid is located in Giza, Egypt. It belonged to the pharaoh, Khufu, and it was thought to be his tomb.

What are the highest falls in the world?

Angel Falls are the highest falls in the world. They are located in Venezuela and are over 3,200 feet high. They fall from the Auyantepui Mountain.

What is the most southern city in the world?

Ushuaia is the most southern city in the world. It is located in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, and has a population of around 60,000 people.

What is the longest river in Asia?

The longest river in Asia is the Yangtze River. It has a length of more than 6,300 kilometers. It is located in China and has many uses for the citizens of the country.

What is the capital of Turkey?

Ankara is the capital city of Turkey, but it is not the country's largest city. The largest city is Istanbul. Ankara has a population of more than 79 million people.

Which of the following places is not in the Caribbean?

Mexico City is not in the Caribbean. It is located in Mexico and is also its capital city. It has a population of more than 8 million people and was founded in 1325.

Where is the Arnhem Land located in Australia?

The Arnhem Land is located in the Northern Territory of Australia. It is a region that has been inhabited by indigenous peoples for thousands of years.

What is the capital of Yemen?

The capital city of Yemen is Sana'a. It has a population of more than 3 million people and its official name is "Old City of Sana'a." It is also the largest city in Yemen.

What is the word used to describe the weather and typical conditions in an area?

Climate is the word used to describe typical weather and conditions in a certain area. Climate can differ drastically around the world.

What is the capital of Ethiopia?

The capital of Ethiopia is Addis Ababa. The city is called the "political capital of Africa" because it is the home to many government organizations. It has a population of more than 3 million people.

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