In this world geography quiz, it is easy to learn the ABC’s of geography. It helps to have a world map with countries to refer to when trying to answer these geography quiz questions. This geography quiz is a cool game because the answers to the quiz follow the letters of the alphabet.
Learn everything about world geography from A to Z!
A. Which of these countries has a border with Spain?
The correct answer is “3.” Andorra is a tiny country located on the northeastern part of the Spanish border between France and Spain. Oh, and Africa is a continent not a country!
B. What was a historical name for England?
The correct answer is “2.” England, which is part of the United Kingdom, in the past, was also called Great Britain and Britannia, as expressed in the lyrics from the patriotic song “Britannia rules the waves.”
C. Which country is closest to the United States?
The correct answer is “1.” Canada shares a border with the United States.
D. Which has a north and a south of the same name?
The correct answer is “4.” North Dakota and South Dakota are two states in America known as “The Dakotas.”
E. Which city is in the United Kingdom?
- Eastern Seaboard
The correct answer is “1.” Edinburgh is in Scotland and Scotland is part of the United Kingdom. England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom but is not a city.
F. Where can one find the Rhein-Main-Flughafen?
The correct answer is “2.” This is a name of an airport in Frankfurt, Germany also called Flughafen Frankfurt am Main.
G. What is both a state in the United States and a country that used to be part of the Soviet Union?
H. Which one of these is on an island?
The correct answer is “1.” Honolulu is a city on the island of Oahu, which is part of the Hawaiian Islands.
I. Which of these has Lofsöngur as its national anthem?
J. Which of these places lies off the coast of Normandy, France?
The correct answer is “4.” Jersey is the largest of the Channel Islands located off the northern coast of France.
K. Near what city in North Carolina did the Wright brothers first fly an airplane?
- Kitty Hawk
L. Which of these is a country in Africa?
The correct answer is “3.” Liberia is a country in Africa.
M. Where did Genghis Khan come from?
The correct answer is “2.” Genghis Khan came from the Mongol State in Mongolia, which is in northern Asia.
N. Lincoln is the capital of what state in the United States?
- New Jersey
- New York
The correct answer is “1.” Lincoln is the capital of the state of Nebraska in the USA.
O. Austria is also called the Republic of what?
The correct answer is “4.” In German, the Republic of Austria is the Republik Österreich.
P. What part of South America is shared by Argentina and Chile?
The correct answer is “2.” Patagonia is the sparsely populated region in the southern part of South America.
Q. Which of these is part of Australia?
The correct answer is “1.” Queensland, named after Queen Victoria of England is the second largest state located in the northeastern part of Australia.
R. Where do the people speak the Bantu language?
- Republic of North Korea
- Republic of Crimea
- Republic of the Congo
- Republic of Monaco
The correct answer is “3.” Bantu is the native African language spoke in the Republic of the Congo along with the French language.
S. What desert is the largest subtropical hot desert in the world?
The correct answer is “4.” The area of the Sahara desert, which is also called “The Great Desert,” is almost as large as either China or the United States.
T. Which of these are islands?
- All of the above.
The correct answer is “4.” Tasmania is located off the coast and is part of Australia. The eastern part of Timor is a sovereign state and the western half of the island is part of Indonesia. Tahiti is an island located in the South Pacific.
U. Which country is in South America?
- United States
The correct answer is “4.” Uruguay is located in South America to the south of Brazil and east of Argentina
V. What is the capital city of the Seychelles?
W. What people come from the country of Wales?
X. Which city in located in Mexico?
The correct answer is “4.” Xalapa is a city in Mexico located in the state of Veracruz.
Y. Which river is NOT found in the United States?
Z. Which of these is NOT a country in Africa?
The correct answer is “4.” A zebra is an animal found in Africa. Zaire was the former name of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The republic of Zambia is a neighboring country to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Republic of Zimbabwe is a country in southern Africa flanked by the Zambezi River and the country of Zambia to the northwest with Mozambique to the east.
26 correct – Perfect! You are a geography genius.
Over 20 – Impressive. You know your way around the world.
Over 15 – Good. It is not so easy for you to get lost.
Over 10 – Decent. You can find your way back home.
Less than 10 – Oops. Time to study the world map.
1. Add one point to the score for each country you can name that starts with the letter…
D, H, J, O, Q, R, V, or Y
Add one point for each of the following questions answered correctly:
2. What letter of the alphabet has no countries that start with this letter?
3. What two deserts are bigger than the Sahara desert?
Answer: Antarctica and the Arctic are both bigger than the Sahara desert. They are both considered deserts even though they are cold and not hot. Antarctica is considered a desert because it has less than eight inches of rain on its coasts each year and even less rainfall further inland. In the Arctic, it rains less than twenty inches per year.
4. Where is Timbuktu?
Answer: Timbuktu is in the country of Mali located in West Africa.
5. Where is Kathmandu?
Answer: Kathmandu is the capital of the country of Nepal located in the Himalayan Mountains.
BONUS ROUND SCORING
24 extra points can be scored in the bonus round, which means a perfect score for the entire geography quiz is 50.
Anyone who scored 40 or higher, including the points from the Bonus Round, is a super geography specialist.
Anyone who scored 30 or higher is really smart.
Anyone who scored 20 or higher knows more than an average person.
Anyone who scored less than 20 should take the test again and use the map carefully.
If you liked the idea of testing your knowledge by answering a quiz, you can still learn more about the world and its countries by taking the “countries of the world quiz“.