It’s a big world out there: there are five oceans, seven continents, fifty states, 196 independent countries, and 450,964 cities, towns, and villages. Obviously, it would take many lifetimes of traveling to see them all. But on a map, you can visit them all without ever leaving your recliner. How much do you know about the geography of faraway places? Find out on our monthly quiz.
Questions and Answers
What city was built halfway between Sydney and Melbourne in 1908?
The famed Burgess Shale fossil fields are found in what westernmost Canadian province?
In what European city could you catch a ferry at the Cais do Sodre and cross the Tagus to Barreiro?
The Namib and Karoo are what continent’s southernmost deserts?
What sea opens out into the Gulf of Aden at the Strait of Hormuz?
In what world capital could you see Chapultepec Castle or the Diego Rivera murals in the Ministry of Public Education?
The Alaskan grizzly bear takes its common name from what island, America’s second largest?
Leave Two Harbors on Catalina Island in your yacht and sail 22 miles north-northeast. What major world city would you dock at?
Graubünden and Valais are two of the largest of the 26 “cantons” that make up what European nation?
Kansas City is mostly in Missouri, so what’s the most populous city in Kansas?
Shanghai sits at the mouth of what longest river in Asia?
Name one of the two landlocked countries that form part of a lowland plain called the Gran Chaco.
What U.S. state’s flag depicts an elk, a moose, and the Latin motto, “If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look around you”?
In which of the Earth’s major biomes is permafrost typically found under the topsoil?
What country disputes the provinces of Jammu and Kashmir with its larger eastern neighbor?