Are You A Maphead?

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Are You A Maphead?

Geographic literacy, we’re always hearing, is not what it once was. In the latest National Geographic/Roper poll, for example, half of all college-aged Americans didn’t know Sudan was in Africa. Ninety percent couldn’t point to Afghanistan on a map. But all is not lost! The world is still full of well-read, well-traveled geography obsessives. Are you a maphead? Check your score on our quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In what city could you walk… Across the Prinsengracht canal between the Anne Frank House and the Tulip Museum?
  • 2. 
    In what city could you walk… From Galatoire’s at one end of Bourbon Street down to Esplanade Avenue at the other end?
  • 3. 
    In what city could you walk… Through Kirstenbosch botanical garden at the foot of Table Mountain, on land donated by Cecil Rhodes in 1902?
  • 4. 
    In what city could you walk… From the Casa Rosada, where the president works, across Santiago Calatrava’s Woman’s Bridge down to the banks of the Río de la Plata?
  • 5. 
    In what city could you walk… Along Nicollet Mall, where Mary Tyler Moore threw her famous hat?
  • 6. 
    What's the largest city on the Tiber River?
  • 7. 
    What U.S. national park is headquartered in Crescent City, California, where one of the Star Wars movies was filmed?
  • 8. 
    In what African capital city do tourists visit the Mausoleum of Mohammed V?
  • 9. 
    What’s the world’s largest ice shelf, a glacial expanse the size of France and 1,000 feet thick?
  • 10. 
    What mountain did the Puyallup Indians originally call Tacoma?
  • 11. 
    What U.S. state has the longest coastline on the Gulf of Mexico?
  • 12. 
    What sea extends east into the Gulf of Bothnia, the Gulf of Finland, and the Gulf of Riga?
  • 13. 
    The 2009 Islamic Solidarity Games were canceled due to a naming dispute over what gulf, which many Middle Eastern nations call the Arabian Gulf?
  • 14. 
    The Gulf of Tonkin lies between China’s Hainan Island and what other nation?
  • 15. 
    Because of its foggy weather and history of shipwrecks, St. Paul Island in Nova Scotia is often called the “Graveyard of” which gulf?
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