A Basic Geography Quiz – Do You Know the Answers?

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We live on a very vibrant planet full of life. From its plants and animals to its rivers and mountains, to its caves and plateaus, our planet never fails to surprise us.

Geography of our planet is fascinating and intriguing. If you find geography interesting, you can literally spend years studying this fascinating planet and we bet, one lifetime will not be enough!

So now the question that we put forward is just how well have you studied basic geography in your school? If you think you were or you are an attentive student, here a short basic geography quiz for you to get started with and find out the limitations of your brain as a storage unit of knowledge.

We have tried to keep it as simple as possible. There are just 20 questions and you are free to retake this basic geography quiz as many times as you want. Ready? Let us begin…

Which is the largest country in the world?

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Spanning over an area of 17,098,242 square kilometers or 6,601,665 square miles, Russia is the largest country in the world.

Where Mount Everest is located?

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Mount Everest is present in the Mahalangur Range on Tibetan Plateau. The peak is directly between Nepal and Tibet.

Which is the smallest country in the world?

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Vatican City is the smallest country in the world. It has an area of a mere 100 acres. It is just 1/8th of New York’s Central Park.

What is the capital of USA?

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Washington D.C. is the capital city of USA. It is formally known as District of Columbia (full form of D.C. in Washington D.C.). Common references are D.C., Washington, The District etc.

Kazakhstan located in Europe.

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Kazakhstan is present in Asian continent. Nur-Sultan is the capital city of Kazakhstan.

Which one of the following countries is not located in Africa?

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Canada is located in North America. Nigeria, Egypt and Tanzania are present in Africa.

Are there any volcanoes in Asia?

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Asia holds some of the deadliest volcanoes of the world. In mainland Asia, there are around 239 volcanoes.

Which pole is home for polar bears?

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Polar bears are seen only and only in North Pole. Penguins are present in South Pole. There are some penguins which are present even near the equator.

Which is the second longest river in the world?

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Amazon River is the second longest river in the world. It has a length of around 6,400 kilometers.

What is the capital of Poland?

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Warsaw is the capital of Poland. It has a population of around 38.5 million people.

Where can you find the Statue of Liberty?

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Statue of liberty is present in New York. It is a gift from France to USA. The statue is a figure of Libertas, a robed liberty Goddess of Romans.

Sphinx and pyramids are present in which of the following countries?

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Gateshead is connected to which city by Tyne bridge?

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Tyne Bridge connects Gateshead to Newcastle. Tyne Bridge is an arch bridge over River Tyne.

Australian is called an island continent.

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Australia is called an island continent because it is surrounded by water from all sides.

Leaning Tower of Pisa is present in which country?

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Leaning Tower of Pisa is present in Pisa, a city of Italy. It has a height of around 57 meters.

USA is present in which continent?

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USA is present in North America. Some of the other countries that are present in North America are Canada, Mexico, Cuba, Jamaica, Panama, Saint Lucia etc.

La Sagrada Familia is present in which city of Spain?

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Basilica de la Sagrada Familia or Sagrada Familia is an unfinished Roman Catholic minor basilica located in Barcelona.

How many countries border USA?

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USA is bordered by only 2 countries. Canada borders USA from the north and Mexico borders USA from the south.

How many countries are there in the world?

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There are 195 countries in the world. 193 of them are member states of United Nation and the other two countries are non-member states of United Nations.

World’s population can fit into which US State?

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Texas can actually accommodate the entire population. As per UN database, world population in 2010 is 6,908,688,000. The area of Texas is 7,494,271,488,000 square feet. By dividing the world’s population by the area, every person gets a land of 33 inches by 33 inches of area.

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