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Geography questions and answers

By Victoria, FlexiQuiz.
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Do you want to test your geography knowledge or find a way to quiz others?

Either way, a geography quiz is a great way to check who knows their capital cities, major rivers, landmarks, maps and more. Quizzes can help to discover the next Christopher Columbus or identify who needs a little more help to find their way.

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Questions and answers


Cities are a great place to start a geography quiz as they're exciting and bustling metropolises with many interesting facts that go back thousands of years. Questions can vary from knowing the capital city of a country to exploring their cultures and what makes a city unique.

1. What is the capital of Australia?

Correct answer: Canberra

2. What is the capital of Spain?

Correct answer: Madrid

3. What is the capital of Kenya?

Correct answer: Nairobi

4. What is the capital of Vietnam?

Correct answer: Hanoi

5. What is the capital of the Bahamas?

Correct answer: Nassau

6. If you took a gondola ride along a canal, in which city would you be?

Correct answer: Venice

7. You're about to attend a famous film festival in a city by the Mediterranean Sea. In which city are you?

Correct answer: Cannes

8. If you took a 'black cab,' in which city would you be?

Correct answer: London

9. You're enjoying a beautiful bike ride across the Golden Gate Bridges. In which city are you?

Correct answer: San Francisco

10. Yum! A delicious 'haggis supper' while you sit on Arthur's Seat. In which city are you?

Correct answer: Edinburgh

Planet Earth

11. Name the 7 continents of the world.

Correct answer: Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, North America, South America, Europe

12. What is the population of planet Earth (as of 15 November 2022)?

Correct answer: 8 billion

13. How many countries does the Equator pass through?

Correct answer: 13

14. Which planet is closest to Earth?

Correct answer: Venus

15. How old is planet Earth?

Correct answer: 4.54 billion years old.

16. Mount Everest lies in which mountain range?

Correct answer: The Himalayas

17. Which is the largest desert in the world?

Correct answer: The Sahara desert in Africa.

18. The Earth comprises three layers: the core, the mantle and the what?

Correct answer: Crust

19. 70% of the Earth's surface is covered in what?

Correct answer: Water

20. At what speed does the Earth rotate?

Correct answer: Around 1,000 miles per hour.


21. What is the most populated country in the world?

Correct answer: India

22. Which country's coastline is famously said to look like a boot?

Correct answer: Italy

23. How many countries are there in Africa?

Correct answer: 54

24. Is Turkey in Europe, Asia or both?

Correct answer: both

25. Which country's currency is the 'baht'?

Correct answer: Thailand

26. Which country has the longest coastline in the world?

Correct answer: Canada

27. The fictional character Dracula originated from which country?

Correct answer: Romania

28. How many states are there in the USA?

Correct answer: 50

29. Fondue, a dish made of melted cheese, originated in which country?

Correct answer: Switzerland

30. Which country in the world has the most islands?

Correct answer: Sweden

Famous landmarks

Famous landmarks including statue of liberty and big ben

31. The tallest building in the world is in the United Arab Emirates. What is it called?

Correct answer: Burj Khalifa

32. What is the famous tower in Paris called?

Correct answer: Eiffel Tower

33. Egypt is home to one of the world's longest rivers. What is it called?

Correct answer: The Nile

34. Name the famous opera house in Sydney.

Correct answer: Sydney Opera House

35. Lady Liberty in New York is more commonly known by what name?

Correct answer: Statue of Liberty

36. Pisa is home to a famous tower. What is special about it?

Correct answer: It leans

37. What is the world-famous building in Agra called?

Correct answer: Taj Mahal

38. In which American state would you find the Grand Canyon?

Correct answer: Arizona

39. In which South African City would you find Table Mountain?

Correct answer: Cape Town

40. Where in the world would you find Machu Picchu?

Correct answer: Peru


41. What object does a male penguin often gift a female penguin to win her affection?

Correct answer: A pebble

42. Where in the world do you find pandas in their natural habitat?

Correct answer: Southwest China

43. Which animal is famous for being very slow and sluggish?

Correct answer: Sloth

44. What is the tallest mammal in the world?

Correct answer: A giraffe

45. If we describe an animal as an 'amphibian', what does this mean?

Correct answer: It can live on land and in water

46. Are reptiles cold-blooded or warm-blooded?

Correct answer: Cold-blooded

47. Where in the world would you find polar bears?

Correct answer: The Arctic

48. Which animal spends around 90% of its day sleeping?

Correct answer: Koalas

49. Tigers are found in Africa, true or false?

Correct answer: False

50. What is the only mammal that can fly?

Correct answer: A bat


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