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    Around The World In 125 Geography Trivia Questions (and Answers)

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    Have you ever seen those videos where people with microphones ask Americans to answer basic geography trivia questions, and most people completely fail?

    If you've ever watched one and thought to yourself, "I could do better than that!" — then now is your chance to prove it! We've collected over 100 geography trivia questions for you to prove your intellectual worth to friends, family, and whoever else might be attending your next trivia night. Good luck!

    1. Which African country is famous for being home to the Great Pyramid of Giza and the Sphinx?


    2. Which country is known as the Land of Fire and Ice due to its volcanoes and glaciers?


    3. What ocean is the largest and deepest?

    The Pacific Ocean

    4. What is the largest desert in the world?

    Sahara desert

    5. Which European country is known for its fjords and is the homeland of the Vikings?


    6. Which mountain range runs along the western coast of South America?

    Andes mountains

    7. What is the capital city of The United States?

    Washington, D.C.

    8. In which country would you find the Great Barrier Reef?


    9. Which river is often called the "Father of Waters" and is the longest river in North America?

    Mississippi River

    10. What is the largest continent by land area?


    11. In which state can you find the Grand Canyon?

    12. Which country is made up of 7,000 islands?

    The Philippines

    13. What is the most populous city in the world?

    Tokyo, Japan

    14. Which country has the most pyramids?


    15. Where is the world's largest underground lake?


    16. In which ocean is the Bermuda Triangle located?

    Atlantic Ocean

    17. How many countries does Africa have?


    18. How many people live in New Zealand?

    19. What is the smallest country in the world?

    Vatican City

    20. What is the capital of Senegal?


    21. What is the highest point on Earth?

    A mountaintop with snow

    22. Which ocean is between North America and Africa?


    23. Which river flows from Minneapolis to Memphis to New Orleans?


    24. How many countries are in North America?


    (Besides Canada, the United States, and Mexico, North America also includes all the sovereign states in the Caribbean and Central America.)

    25. What country lies roughly 90 miles southeast of Florida?


    26. What is a flat, elevated landform that rises sharply above adjacent land on at least one side?

    A cliffside

    27. What's the correct postal abbreviation for Mississippi?


    28. Where is Guyana?

    Flag of Guyana, or the Golden Arrowhead,  consisting of a green field incorporating a red hoist triangle and a central yellow arrowhead, separated by black and white borders.

    29. What mountain range is along the east side of the United States?


    30. What's the capital of Tennessee?


    31. Where is Malta?

    Marine flag of Malta flying, a white-red flag with a George Cross

    32. What's the capital of Spain?


    33. What country is this a photo of?

    A harbor with boats, tents, and low-level buildings and a cathedral in the background

    34. What state sits between California and Washington?


    35. Which state was not one of the 13 original colonies?


    36. What is this site called?

    Stones of different sizes and heights surrounded by grass with sunlight behind them

    37. Which city has the second largest population?


    (Delhi is the world's second most highly populated city, beaten only by Tokyo.)

    38. What kind of map uses contour lines to connect points of equal elevation?

    A map of Africa with relief features

    39. What's the capital of New Hampshire?


    40. The prime meridian is the line at 0º longitude or 0º latitude?

    0º longitude

    41. What's the capital of the United Kingdom?


    42. Where is Moldova?

    Flag of Moldova, a vertical triband of blue, yellow, and red,  with the coat of arms of Moldova (an eagle holding a shield)

    43. What's the capital of Pennsylvania?


    44. What's the capital of Canada?


    45. Where are these cliffs located?

    High cliffs above the sea on a craggy coastline

    46. Which lake is not one of the Great Lakes: Superior, Huron, or Champlain?


    47. What's the capital of Italy?


    48. Where is Chile?

    Flag of Chile, with a horizontal white stripe over a red stripe; a dark blue canton with a large white star in the upper hoist corner

    49. Which North American city has a bigger population: Los Angeles or Mexico City?

    Mexico City

    50. What measures distance north or south of the equator?


    51. Where is Mongolia?

    Flag of Mongolia, a vertical triband with a red stripe at each side and a blue stripe in the middle, with the Mongolian Soyombo symbol centered on the leftmost stripe

    52. What's the capital of France:?


    53. What country is this monument located in: Switzerland, Norway, or Spain?

    A large cathedral with steeples and spires

    54. What's the capital of Ireland?


    55. Which is the world's largest ocean?

    The Pacific

    56. What's the capital of Greece: Athens, Larissa, or Patras?

    Pastel domed buildings on a mountainside by the sea

    57. Where is Indonesia?


    58. What's the capital of Germany?


    59. Where can you find this capital city?

    Many buildings close together, including a church with a spire and a domed building, on an elevated area above a body of water

    60. What's the capital of Russia?


    61. What is the name of this famous clock tower: Big Ben, Tom Tower, or Trafalgar Tower?

    A spired building with a large clockface

    62. What's the capital of Romania?


    63. What's the capital of Portugal?


    64. Where can you find these marvelous fields: Bangladesh, Austria, or Vietnam?

    Sculpted rows of grass on gently sloping hills

    65. Which of these countries has the smallest population: France, United Kingdom, or Spain?


    (Spain has a population of 46.6 million people, compared with France, with 66.99 million, and the United Kingdom, with 68.7 million.)

    66. What country is this lake in: Canada, Finland, or Iceland?

    A lake with snowcapped mountains behind it

    67. What's the capital of Sweden?


    68. What's the capital of Belgium?


    69. What is this structure called: Burj Khalifa, Taj Mahal, or Humayun's Tomb?

    A large domed building with four pillars alongside it

    70. What's the capital of Poland?


    71. What's the capital of the Netherlands?


    72. What country should you visit to see this: Morocco, Bangladesh, or United Arab Emirates?

    A very tall, thin, tapered building an in urban setting near a bridge over a body of water

    73. Which Canadian province is the smallest?

    Prince Edward Island

    74. Where are the Maldives?


    75. Where is Chad?

    Flag of Chad, a vertical tricolor consisting of a blue, gold, and red field

    76. What's the capital of Denmark?


    77. Where is Mexico: North America, Europe, or South America?

    Flag of Mexico, a vertical tricolor of green, white, and red, with the national coat of arms featuring an eagle, a cactus, and a serpent in the center of the white stripe

    78. What's the capital of Lithuania?


    79. What's the capital of Hungary?


    80. What is this: the Parthenon, Taj Mahal, or Colosseum?

    An amphitheater with some of two rows destroyed on one side

    81. What is the longest river in the world?

    Nile River

    82. Where can you find these caves: Chile, Greece, or Thailand?

    Blue-green water amid caves with blue-and-white swirl marble

    83. What's the capital of Switzerland?


    84. What's the capital of Iceland?


    85. Where can you visit this cathedral: Russia, Germany, or Spain?

    86. Which city is the capital of Australia?


    87. Where is Croatia: South America, Africa, or Europe?

    Flag of Croatia, horizontally striped red, white, and blue with the national coat of arms in its center

    88. What country is this an image of: France, the Netherlands, or Portugal?

    89. Australia is surrounded by all of the following bodies of water except the Timor Sea, Indian Ocean, or Philippine Sea?

    Philippine Sea

    90. What are these called: Alexandrian Pyramids, Tomb of Tutankhamun, or Pyramids of Giza?

    Two large pyramids and smaller ones amid sand

    91. What's the capital of Slovakia?


    92. What is the currency in India?


    93. Where are these towers located: Malaysia, Singapore, or South Africa?

    Two very tall, tiered buildings with antenna spires and a walkway between them

    94. What's the capital of Albania?


    95. The Hoover Dam was built over which river: the Mississippi River, Colorado River, or Phoenix River?

    96. What's the capital of Paraguay?


    97. Where is this located: Japan, Myanmar, or Belize?

    A golden barge on the water with a bow sculpture that's a golden-winged god bird, shaped as a pagoda

    98. What's the capital of Norway?


    99. Where can you go to see this castle: Scotland, Romania, or Tanzania?

    A castle with red spires on a hill

    100. What's the capital of Ukraine?


    101. What's the capital of Colombia?


    102. What country is this monument located in: Switzerland, Norway, or Albania?

    A small building along a cobbled road with a mountain range behind it

    103. What's the capital of Czechia?


    104. What's the capital of Luxembourg?

    Luxembourg City

    105. What is this landmark called: the Great Barricade, Great Wall of China, or Retaining Wall?

    A winding series of steps, walls, and fortifications through a mountain

    106. What's the capital of Belarus?


    107. What's the capital of Montenegro?


    108. Where can you find this bridge: the United States, Germany, or the Netherlands?

    A cast-iron bridge crossing over a lake and used as a pedestrian walkway

    109. Where is Nepal?


    110. What's the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina?


    111. Where are these pools located: Iceland, Denmark, or Turkey?

    A series of hot springs amid sedimentary rock

    112. What's the capital of Austria?


    113. What's the capital of Estonia?


    114. What's the capital of Serbia?


    115. Where is Eritrea: Africa, Asia, Europe?

    Flag of Eritrea, triangles of green, red, and blue and a yellow emblem off-center toward the hoist

    116. What's the capital of Japan?


    117. What's the capital of Latvia?


    118. What is this famous landmark called: the Eiffel Tower, Tower of London, or Paris Spire?

    An open-lattice wrought-iron tower with an antenna at the top

    119. What's the capital of Turkey?


    120. What's the capital of Slovenia?


    121. What is this famous temple called: Angkor Wat, Hagia Sophia, or Petra?

    A complex with five high central towers accessible by steep stairs

    122. What's the capital of Bulgaria?


    123. What's the capital of Finland?


    124. What's the capital of North Macedonia?


    125. What's the name of this famous bridge in San Francisco: the Rouge Bridge, Brooklyn Bridge, or Golden Gate Bridge?

    A suspension bridge with a wide span between the two towers, with fog in the background

    This article contains content from Jon-Michael Poff, Ajani Bazile, Andy Golder, Audrey Engvalson, Jasmin Suknanan, Brian Galindo, Jamie Spain, serb_tiger, and little5me. It was compiled by Kelly Rissman.