Grand Master Geography

Geography is a forgotten subject in the public schools and yet a good understanding of geography is essential to being a citizen of the increasingly globalized world we live in.

You don't want to be another victim of Jay Leno's "Jay Walking" do you? Or another statistic of remedial public education where students can't even find the United States on a map? Take this quiz and see if you are a world class geography genius.

Created by: David Berryman
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1. Located in Namibia, this port was once an enclave of South Africa.
Swaziland
Lesotho
Windhoek
Walvis Bay
Cape Town
Bantry Bay
2. Greenland is governed by which European country?
Iceland
Norway
Sweden
Finland
Ireland
Denmark
3. The Cisalpine Republic was located within the borders of which modern country?
Austria
Italy
Switzerland
Germany
Liechtenstein
France
4. Which of the following is was never under British rule?
Rhode Island
Georgia
Viginia
Hawaii
Washington
Nevada
5. Which direction can you travel from Detroit and not reach Canada?
North
South
East
West
6. Which city is further north?
Tunis, Tunisia
Beirut, Lebanon
Cairo, Egypt
Malaga, Spain
Atlanta, Georgia
7. Which of the following doesn't belong?
Santa Ana
Chinook
Nor'easter
Quebracho
Mistral
Scirocco
8. Mount Pinatubo is located on what island?
Sumatra
Taiwan
Bali
Guam
Luzon
Oahu
9. If the Arctic icecap melted, sea levels would rise approximately...
2 feet
3 inches
No change
Sealevel would drop since ice floats in water
20 feet
none of the above
10. Thailand,Myanmar,and Sri Lanka were once known as:
Siam, Cambodia, and East Pakistan
Tonkin, Annam, and Cochin China
Burma, Vietnam, and Laos
Bhutan, Siam, and India
Siam, Burma, and Ceylon
Ceylon, Singapore, and Taiwan
11. A red circle on a white field is the flag of Japan. A red circle on a green field is the flag of...
Bangladesh
South Korea
Laos
Mongolia
Nepal
Maldives
12. The Indian-Pacific railroad is located in which country?
Mexico
Canada
United States
Australia
Chile
New Zealand
13. Which of the following is not a lake in Africa?
Chad
Victoria
Tanganyika
Malawi
Albert
Zaire
14. Which European language is most widely spoken in Gabon?
German
French
Spanish
English
Dutch
Portugese
15. The War of the Pacific was fought by which countries?
United States and Japan
Australia, United States, and Vietnam
Mexico and United States
Bolivia, Chile, and Peru
Guam and Spain
Spain, United States, and Philippines
16. Which of the following is not the names of a sea?
Red
Green
Black
White
Yellow
17. A wall built across this country is named for the Roman emperor Hadrian.
Italy
Portugal
Spain
Switzerland
Scotland
San Marino
18. True or False: The jetstream generally flows from east to west.
True
False
19. Hibernia is the Roman name for this island:
Malta
Sardinia
Sicily
Great Britain
Ireland
Corsica
20. Which country has been an independent nation the longest?
United States
Germany
Italy
Belgium
Canada
Iceland

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