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99% of People Can’t Pass This Basic Geography Quiz-Can YOU!?

99% of People Can’t Pass This Basic Geography Quiz – Can YOU!?

Test your knowledge with our basic world geography quiz questions. These interesting facts are designed to challenge even the most seasoned globe-trotters, this quiz is a fun and interactive way to test your geographic knowledge. From identifying the difference between longitude and latitude to answering trivia about famous landmarks, this geography trivia quiz covers a wide range of topics that every geography enthusiast should know. But don’t be fooled by its “basic” label – over 18,000 people (and counting) have taken this quiz…less than 1% have gotten a perfect score-Good Luck!

Do Americans know geography?

While geography knowledge can vary among individuals, studies have shown that many Americans struggle with basic geography. In a survey conducted in 2016, only about 29% of Americans could correctly identify the Pacific Ocean and just over half knew the capital of Canada.

  • Question of

    Where is the tallest mountain in the world, Mt. Everest, found?

    • Nepal
    • Egypt
    • India
    • Sudan

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  • Question of

    Which country ranks #1 in total population?

    • China
    • India
    • USA
    • Brazil

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    1-India-1,428,627,663 2 China-1,425,671,352 3-United States-339,996,563 4-Indonesia-277,534,122 5-Pakistan 240,485,658 ----- As of 2024-India has surpassed China as the most populous country in the world. Thanks for the heads up David!

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    How many US states have a coast line on the Gulf of Mexico?

    • 5
    • 6
    • 7
    • 8

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    Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida, are known as the Gulf States

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    Which of these is not the name of a world ocean?

    • Mediterranean
    • Indian
    • Southern
    • Arctic

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  • Question of

    What is the largest continent on earth?

    • Asia
    • Africa
    • Australia
    • North America

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  • Question of

    Which is the longest river in the US?

    • Missouri River
    • Mississippi River
    • Colorado River
    • Roe River

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  • Question of

    What are the lines circling the globe in a north-south direction called?

    • Longitude
    • Latitude
    • Equator
    • Meridian

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  • Question of

    How many Great Lakes are there?

    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
    • 7

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    Lake Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario

  • Question of

    What percentage of the world’s population lives in the Northern Hemisphere?

    • 90%
    • 75%
    • 50%
    • 25%

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    Around 90% of the world's population lives in the Northern Hemisphere. source: worldatlas.com/articles/the-hemispheres-of-planet-earth.html

  • Question of

    Which state has the longest coastline?

    • Alaska
    • California
    • Florida
    • Texas

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    With 54,563 km of coastline, Alaska boasts of having the longest coastline in the country. In fact, the length of the state's coastline is more than that of all other states combined. source: worldatlas.com/articles/us-states-by-length-of-coastline.html

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    Which desert is larger- the Sahara in North Africa (hot weather) or the Antarctic (cold weather)?

    • Sahara
    • Antarctic

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  • Question of

    Which of the following is considered the largest island in the world?

    • Greenland
    • New Guinea
    • Madagascar
    • Great Britain

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    Greenland is the worlds largest island. While Australia is an island, it is considered a continent. Greenland has an area of 2,166,086 square km. source: universetoday.com/73880/what-is-the-largest-island-in-the-world/

  • Question of

    Which of the following is the smallest continent on Earth.

    • Oceania
    • Antarctica
    • Europe
    • South America

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    The Arctic is the northernmost region of the Earth and the Antarctic the Earth’s southernmost region. Which region has the higher human population?

    • Arctic
    • Antarctic

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    Approximately 4 million people, including many indigenous communities such as Inuits, Sami, Yakuts, etc., live in the Arctic region while only about 1000 to 5000 people from various countries live in the research stations that are scattered throughout Antarctica. source: worldatlas.com/geography/arctic-vs-antarctic.html

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    There are five main lines of latitude. The Equator splits the Earth in half and is found at 0 degrees. Which of the following lines of latitude is found NORTH of the equator?

    • Tropic of Cancer
    • Tropic Of Capricorn

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